Village of Goshen hosts Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Parade

Goshen St. Patrick's parade—photo: Jesse Yela

GOSHEN – A large crowd filled the streets of the Village of Goshen on Sunday to cheer on marchers in the Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Parade.  This was the 46th annual parade, which was led by Grand Marshal Tom McCarthy of Monroe.

The day began with a Mass in Honor of St. Patrick at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Middletown.  Then, Grand Marshal McCarthy hosted a brunch at the Middletown Elks before parade goers and marchers assembled in Goshen.

The parade featured many Irish favorites like bagpipers and Irish step dancers.  Many of the areas fire companies traveled the parade route as well, which kicked off at the Orange County Government Center and weaved its way through the village.  

Marchers were cheered on by attendees of all ages who came out to enjoy the day, and honor St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.  

Even after the parade ended, the party continued with many flooding local restaurants, bars, and small businesses.  

Next year’s Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Parade will again take place in the Village of Goshen.