ORGANISERS are hoping for some Irish luck for this year's Westbury St Patrick's Festival today .
Festival promotions co- ordinator Lisa Hemley said she hoped predicted showers held off for what has become arguably Northern Tasmania's largest Irish cultural celebration.
More than 2000 people are expected to crowd the Westbury Village Green and RSL club for a day full of family fun and entertainment.
Mrs Hemley said Westbury's connection to the Irish dated back to the convicts of the 1820s and their heritage had been acknowledged in the area since.
"It is a really family fun day on the green with lots of Tasmanian entertainment including the Liffley Folk Musicians who will perform and hold a workshop at the RSL," Mrs Hemley said.
Other artists to perform include The Old Lyric Theatre, Damien Matthews, Eating The Moon, Eddie Tujela, Alistair Euler, Celtic Confusion, Meaner Men and Southwind.
"Southwind are an Irish, Australian and Scottish band, playing with such instruments as the fiddle, tin whistle, uillean pipe and the Irish flute," she said.