Music Fest to host ShamROCK 5K

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
The March 7 ShamROCK 5K will serve as a fundraiser for the annual Greencastle Music Fest to help favorites like the Louisville Crashers and lead singer Mark Maxwell returning to the August event each year.
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The Greencastle Music Fest, hosted each summer by Almost Home Restaurant, is set to add another annual event to their calendar.

The ShamROCK 5K will take place on March 7 in downtown Greencastle, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

The 5K will serve as a fundraiser for the 2020 Greencastle Music Fest.

Gail Smith, co-owner of Almost Home Restaurant and event organizer shared, “The Greencastle Music Fest has become the biggest event in downtown Greencastle bringing families, businesses and destination travelers to enjoy a fun-filled musical weekend in our stellar community.”

The support from local businesses, community volunteer organizations and many others are the reason for its success, Smith said.

The ShamROCK 5K will begin with packet pick-up and check in at 8 a.m., race begins at 10 a.m. and the event will wrap up at 1 p.m. with a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, including a live band and beer garden.

There are many ways for the community to get involved through sponsorship, volunteering or participating.

The inaugural event is presented by sponsor Putnam County Hospital. Gold Sponsors include Putnam County CVB and Hickory Creek Healthcare.

Stay up to date on the ShamROCK 5K and Greencastle Music Fest details like sponsors, entertainment and more at

Greencastle Music Fest is a community music gathering that has been taking place in the streets of Greencastle, Indiana for 10 years. The event began as an anniversary celebration for local Greencastle restaurant, Almost Home, and is still hosted by the restaurant today.

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