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Fall of 2018

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Ladies’ Fabulous Fifties Bingo Night – Friday Sept 7th

Fun Starts at 5pm at St. Joseph’s in Fr. Handzel Hall

Early bird raffle starts at 5pm.  Purchase raffle tickets for a $100 prize! Enjoy the musical Entertainment of Peg and Gary Janisch while you dine on a 50’s menu of; a salad bar, sliders & chips.  Dinner will be served at 6 pm. After dinner will be 10 games of bingo with a Grand Prize of $250 for the final game of blackout bingo! Tickets are $30 each until September 3rd, where prices go up to $35.  Sign-up early to help us plan and enjoy the discounted price.

At the event, a limited number of St. Max wine tumblers and beer mugs will be on sale for $10.  Buy a tumbler or mug and receive free drinks for the evening. This year, reserved seating is available for $300 for a table of eight.  Each member will get a wine tumbler or beer mug with free drinks. (a $320 total value)

Online sign-up is now closed.

You can show up at the door on Friday and pay $35 to enter. (Doors open at 5pm, dinner is served at 6pm)


Men’s Golf Outing – Saturday Sept 8th

Tee times Start at 9am at River’s Edge Golf Course

Gather your friends to hit the fairway for 9 holes of golf.  All skill levels are encouraged to attend, where groups will follow the “best ball” golf philosophy to make the morning enjoyable for all. After a morning of golf a lunch of burgers or brats will be served on the patio onsite.  There will be a cash bar for drinks. Yard games are provided on the patio for entertainment, while you wait for all the men to finish their games.

Tickets are $30 each.  Foursomes will be created for anyone who does not designate their own group. The day of the event, golf carts are available for rent for an additional $9 per person ($36 per foursome).

Online sign-up is now closed.

For Men’s Golf, pre-registration was required and the date has passed.  If you missed out – we hope to see you at the Men’s event next year!


Decorated Cake Contest – Saturday Sept 8th

Deliver your entry from 10 am – 1 pm at St. Peter’s Dining Hall

A panel of St. Max bakers will judge the entries based on creativity and visual appeal.   Cakes will be photographed for display at the festival where the winning cake will be highlighted. Prize for the winning cake is a $25 Gift Card!

All cakes will be donated to the calk walk the day of the festival.  If you wish only to donate to the calk walk, simply deliver your cake the day of the festival.


Grand Festival Sunday – September 9th

September 9th, 11 am – 3 pm

Traditional Turkey Dinner – St. Peter’s Dining Hall

A traditional dinner with all the trimmings will be served from 11 am – 2 pm. Homemade cookies and bars will be served to top off this hearty dinner.

Tickets:  Adults $10, Children 5-12 $5, Ages 4 & under are FREE.

Dinner tickets can be purchased after weekend masses, and starting at 11am the day of the festival.

Silent Auction – Upstairs at St. Martha’s Hall

From wine to art baskets, elegant to practical, you will love the wide array of items at the silent auction inside at St. Martha’s Hall. Auction bidding will start at 11:30 am and go until 2:00 pm.

If you are interested in donating, please contact Marcé Spies-Johnson at 651-503-8810, marce.spiesjohnson@gmail.com , or bring items to St. Peter’s Church basement from 7am-11am weekdays starting September 4th.

Food on the Midway – Outdoor Tents

Burgers & hot dogs, cheese curds, mini-donuts, soft serve ice cream, popcorn, beer, water & soda!

Fun for Everyone – Outdoor Tents

Meet friends and neighbors under the BINGO tent.  It’s a fun game for everyone at 50¢ per card.

Buy a chance for the MEAT RAFFLE at $1 each.  Drawings at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30.  Roaming ticket sales.

Enjoy your beer, watch the VIKINGS play football in the Beer Garden and try your chances at some PULL TABS!

Try your luck at the WINE WHEEL for $10 a chance.  There’s a label for everyone with fruity Chardonnays, crisp Pino Grigio, musky Merlot and romantic blends!

Grab the family or a couple friends and take some memorable photos in the PHOTO BOOTH!  Each family will get a ticket for a free photo, additional trips to the photo booth will be only 50¢!

Wristbands for unlimited use of the inflatable SLIDE and OBSTACLE COURSE for kids! ($5 each, $20 max per family)

Don’t miss the CALK WALK where you can play to win a delectable homemade treat!

We will keep your kids entertained while you visit with friends!  Kids will enjoy; FACE PAINTING, BALLOON SCULPTING, RING TOSS, FISH POND, PLINKO, DUCK POND and MORE!  All games will be 1-4 tickets.  Tickets are 25¢ each.

Your talents and tastes will make the COUNTRY STORE another great festival event.  Handmade crafts, fancy work, baked & canned goods, and fresh produce will delight you.  Bring any donations for the store the morning of Saturday the 8th or before 10 am the morning of the festival.

Visit the ST. MAX SCHOOL BOOTH to learn more about the school.  Special features; discarded library book sale, Archbishop Hebda’s book, “Ask the Archbishop” is for sale for $25 a copy, and enter a drawing for 2 tickets to the October 10th Mass of the Holy Spirit at US Bank Stadium.

Enjoy live entertainment  from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. DJ JOHN FITZER will spin tunes from his collection of 30,000 songs, and our local group, WEST HIGHWAY will perform as well!

Last, but not least is our RAFFLE DRAWING at 2:30 pm. GRAND PRIZE is $1,000!!

Raffle tickets will be on sale until 2 pm at the ticket booth.  Turn in any sold raffle tickets there too!  All prizes are: 10 – $100, 2 – $250, 2 – $500, and 1 – $1,000.


We Need Your Help To make our Festival a success

Please consider donating your time, money or talent to help out with the festival this fall!

See this link to get to the sign-up.  We greatly appreciate your time and effort when you help by volunteering!

Others ways to help:

  • Donate liter bottles of soda or a lovely bottle of wine (boxes for donations are in the vestibules of both churches)
  • Donate a cake for the calk walk
  • Donate bars and cookies to the festival dinner. Bring baked goods to the church basement Saturday or the morning of the festival.
  • Create baskets for Ladies’ Bingo Night or the Silent Auction.  Arrange with Jen (Ladies’ Night) jenniferdougherty4@gmail.com or Marcé (Silent Auction) marce.spiesjohnson@gmail.com for drop off.
  • Bring produce, baked or canned goods and your beautiful crafts for the Country Store.  Drop them off the morning of the festival.
  • Place a donation in the offering basket at Mass designated as a Harvest Festival donation – this will help cover the cost of the tents and other supplies we need to make the festival a success.

If you have any other questions or needs regarding the festival, please feel free to contact either:

We look forward to seeing you there!
The Harvest Festival Committee

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