Essence of Irwin Film

Skyhawks vs Pinkerton


Irwin is known for its festivals. These events bring the people together for spirited times and enduring community.

Founder’s Day:
Held on the last teen Saturday in November, Founders Day is a celebration of Samuel Dale Irwin’s founding of the town. Barksdale Drive is transformed into a carnival-like atmosphere, with prizes and games available to kids and a town-wide garage sale for the adults. Watch SkyHank catch and carve the ceremonial town turkey!

The Swoop’n’Mosey is a twice-a-year (third weekends in February and August) showcase in which Irwinians invite out-of-towners to “Swoop” in and “Mosey” around. A Friday nigh Fish Fry kicks everything off, featuring Louisiana catfish coated in a rich and vibrant seasoning concocted by Irwin’s own Bennie Clemm.
Besides having fun, the primary purpose of the Swoop’n’Mosey is to showcase area businesses--with sidewalk sales and turn-back-the-calendar discounts demonstrating Irwin’s rich history of commerce. While in town, visitors can sample the cuisine at Irwin’s local dining establishments, Millie’s and Casa del Food. Or, they can take part in one of three eating contests: pie, slaw, and—new in 2002, ’dillo. Live music includes local bands and the Choral Union Singers, bringing together in harmony the choirs of six different Irwin-area churches.

Summer Olympigs:
Enjoy fine swining. ROOT for the home team! The Summer Olympigs are held in conjunction with the Summer Swoop’n’Mosey. Contests and events involving people (and pigs) of all ages. Meet the ILHS Skyhawk gridiron gang and wish them luck for the upcoming season.

ILHS Homecoming Parade (Irwin part) – dates vary

Irwinter Wonderland Christmas Season Parade – second Saturday in December

Private folk art auctions held downtown every Saturday at 10:50 am.

ILHS Drama – annual play

ILHS Talent Show – Wednesday of homecoming week

Irwin-Lauder High School has many teams. The Skyhawks are Division 2A, and they boast 3 winning seasons in girls’ volleyball since 1993.

Baseball and girl’s basketball are also competitive.

In addition to ILHS, Irwin has youth leagues in both softball and baseball and an adult softball league. Congratulations to Master Taxidermy for fielding champions in both Pop Warner baseball and adult softball. Tee ball champions are B&S Auto Salvage. Girl’s softball title goes to Insurance on Main.