Harvest Festival


September 8-10, 2017

The annual harvest festival is the biggest social event of the year at the Parish of St. Maximilian Kolbe. It’s a celebration of our faith and fellowship. The extensive dinner menu, the games for kids and adults, the country store, silent auction, men’s game night and ladies bingo night make the festival an event for all parishioners and the community. This festival is possible because of the generous help of parishioners. Over 100 people are needed to pull off this event. Working together is a parish tradition and a lot of fun!

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Silent Auction:
It’s that time of year again! This is a parish-wide event and we need lots of help to make it a success. Last year, the items that brought in the highest dollar value donations for the church were items or services donated by parishioners.

Please consider donating some items that create excitement in bidding, such as:
• A week or weekend at a cabin
• Tickets for sporting events (from you season ticket holders!)
• Service that you could provide, such as: shoveling, mowing, babysitting, or hosting a dinner.

We will still have the adopt-a-basket program as it gets closer to the silent auction, but we just wanted to get you thinking about some larger ticket ideas!! Thank you so much for your generosity. Please contact Louise Babatz, at 651-246-0580 or lbabatz@gmail.com with any questions or to donate your gift.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, September 8:
Ladies Bingo Night (Fr. Handzel Hall located in St. Joseph’s Church)
The fun starts at 6:00 pm.  This year the theme is Hawaiian Luau! Sail away for a night and indulge in a ham and pineapple dinner with peppers & onions, salad, fruit bars and our aloha beverage – Tequila Sunrise. Door prizes, fun surprises, soft drinks and BINGO with a chance to win $250. Come join the fun!

Cost is $30 through September 7th. $35 at the door.  Your paid admission gets you a scrumptious dinner, 2 drink tickets, 1 bingo card for the evening (you can always purchase more – $1 per card) and a lovely night out with the girls!  Additional alcohol will be available for purchase.

You can sign-up and pay on-line, sign-up and pay after mass or sign-up and send your money into the Parish office (Note: if you choose to send your payment to the Parish Office – please be sure to write Ladies Bingo Night on the memo line).  Tickets will be available at the door until 7:30 pm on 9/8.

Click here to Online sign-up for Ladies Night

Please note: bring extra cash or your checkbook to purchase bingo cards and extra chances to win the 50/50 raffle or the basket prizes.

Saturday, September 9:
Men’s Game Night (Fr. Handzel hall located in St. Joseph’s Church)
Doors open at 6:00 pm. The entertainment and action include a Bean Bag Tournament, Hammerschlagen, Double Shoot Basketball Toss, Pull Tabs and Meat Raffle! No advance registration is required for the bean bag tournament, declare your partner the night of the event, and singles will be assigned partners. Fill up on all-you-can-eat Taco Bar, with fresh veggies and spicy salsas. Beer and soft drinks will be served. Men’s Game Night is a time of companionship and competition.

Cost is $30 through September 8th. $35 at the door. Your paid admission gets you dinner, 2 drink tickets, and fellowship.  Additional alcohol will be available for purchase.

You can sign-up and pay on-line, sign-up and pay after mass or sign-up and send your money into the Parish office (Note: if you choose to send your payment to the Parish Office – please be sure to write Men’s Game Night on the memo line).  Tickets will be available at the door until 7:30 pm on 9/9.

Click Here to Online sign-up for Men’s Night.

Please bring extra cash or your checkbook for the meat raffle and pull tabs.

Grand Festival Sunday, September 10:
Sunday’s events run from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm (at St. Peter’s Church)

Turkey Dinner
11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Catered by Red’s Cafe
Includes mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, corn, dinner rolls and butter and yummy desserts provided by our wonderful Parish bakers. Dinner is served in St. Peter’s dining hall. Adults: $9, 5-12: $5, under 5 free.  Tickets will be sold after mass and also on Festival Sunday, starting at 10:30 am.

Raffle Drawing
Drawing held at 3:30 pm.  Grand prize: $1000!  Other cash prizes: $500 (2), $250 (2), $100 (10)
Raffle tickets are $5 each and are available after all masses or can be purchased from any parishioner. Raffle tickets will be sold until 2:00 on Festival Sunday.

The beat of old time and pop sounds will fill the air on Festival Grand Sunday:
11:45 am – 12:30 pm Delano River Band
12:45 pm – 3:00 pm Hillbilly Cadillacs

Silent Auction
From wine baskets to art baskets, from elegant to practical, you will love the wide array of items at this year’s Silent Auction. Bid on reserved seats in front of St. Joe’s Church at the 2018 Fourth of July parade. Bidding in St. Martha Hall will begging at 11:30 am and end at 2:30 pm. Winners will be posted at 3:00 pm. Items not picked up that day will be available and must be claimed after the 8:00 am and 10:30 am masses on September 17th or they will be made available to the second highest bidder.

Country Store
We are adding craft items to the ever-popular homemade treats and baked goods, canned fruits, vegetables and preserves.

Games and Activities for Tots to Teens
It’s a carnival for kids! From 11:00 am to 2:30 pm, there’s lots of action and laughter. All games and activities will be 1-2 tickets. The fun includes face Painting, balloon sculpture, pie-eating contest, cupcake walk, basketball shoot, inflatable obstacle course, inflatable slide and more! New this year will be a Tot Area!  Come check it out!! Tickets are $0.50 each.

Beer Garden & Wine Wheel
The Minnesota Vikings have a bye week but come watch our rivals on a large screen TV in the Beer Garden.  Play the Wine Wheel game and join friends under the tent for a friendly game of Bingo. Taste the best of fall harvest produce;  and from the kitchens of talented bakers and cooks.  There will be delicacies rich in authentic down-home flavors.

Please note: For the Beer Garden and Wine Wheel, IDs will be checked and wristbands will be provided to those participants 21 or older. Wristbands are required to purchase beer or play the Wine Wheel.

New This Year
A Decorated Cake Contest and a Cake Walk!
The Decorated Cake Contest will be on Saturday, September 9. Decorated cakes can be dropped off in the dining hall of St. Peter’s Church on Saturday, September 9 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, when a panel of experienced St. Max bakers will judge entries based on creativity and visual appearance. Please Note: All decorated cakes will be donated to the Cake Walk on Festival Sunday. Anyone wishing to donate a cake for the Cake Walk but does not wish to enter the Decorated Cake Contest, please drop off your cakes on Sunday morning in the foyer of St. Martha Hall. Will you be the lucky winner of the cake walk to take home the Decorated Cake Contest winner???

Food on the Midway
For tastes and treats of all kinds, foods are available throughout the day. Brats and burgers, cheese curds, mini donuts, ice cream, popcorn, water and soda will add to the festival flavor!

Come to the biggest event in town!