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Janesville plans 1st-annual Irish festival

The Janesville Performing Arts Center is hosting the Janesville Irish Festival.

The festival is a first-annual event of its kind in the area planned for Oct. 3-6.

The four-day gathering will feature special events, children's activities, food and live music.

A featured event is the Janesville Irish Eat Around, in which participating restaurants will each serve a signature dish.

Planners expect the event will generate $323,600 in revenue at hotels, restaurants and shops. It expects to draw 7,000 visitors.

Organizers said the event is made possible in part by local business and organizations, which each sponsored an event or activity. It is also supported by a grant of nearly $40,000 from the state Department of Tourism.

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