St. Max Harvest Festival

Posted on July 31, 2019 in: Upcoming Events

St. Max Harvest Festival

Fall of 2019

Volunteer Now!  We need everyone to do their part in order to make teh festival a success - Sign Up to help HERE.


Ladies’ Red and White Bingo Night – Friday Sept 6th-

Register here:

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

Dinner will be served at 6 pm. It will include brandy pineapple glazed ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, garden salad and a roll. 

After dinner, at 7pm, there will be 10 games of bingo.  All bingo games will have a prize of $90 CASH with a Grand Prize of $500 for the final game of coverall!

There will be gift card raffles again between games of bingo – this year there will be double the amount of gift cards raffled off to better meet demand.

Tickets are $30 each until September 1st, where prices go up to $35.   A $30 ticket includes dinner and bingo.  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.

Again this year, reserved seating is available for $300 for a table of eight.  In addition to dinner and bingo, each member will recieve a wine tumbler or beer mug with free drinks. (a $320 total value)

Men’s Golf Outing – Saturday Sept 7th-

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Tee times Start at 8:20am 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. There will be special events at select holes; longest drive, closest to pin, longest put, etc.. After a morning of golf an early lunch of burgers and fries 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 and include golf and lunch.  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 $10 per person.

For Men’s Golf, pre-registration was required by September 4th. 

Decorated Cake Contest – Saturday Sept 7th

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 8th

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 $12, Children 5-12 $6, Ages 4 & under are FREE.

Dinner tickets can be purchased 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 9:00 am and go until 1:30 pm.

If you are interested in donating, please contact MarcĂ© Spies-Johnson at 651-503-8810, , or bring items to St. Peter’s Church basement from 7:30am-11:30am weekdays starting July 22nd until Friday September 6th. 

Food on the Midway – Outdoor Tents

Burgers & hot dogs, cheese curds, mini-donuts, soft serve ice cream, 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 will be every 15 minutes starting at 12:00 – 2:00pm.  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!

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, SUCKER WHEEL, DINO DIG, 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  and INTERNATIONAL BAKERY 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.

Enjoy live entertainment  from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. DJ LUCIOUS  LAFROMBOISE will spin tunes, and musician BILL MANN will perform a wide variety of music!

Last, but not least is our RAFFLE DRAWING at 2:30 pm. GRAND PRIZE is $1,500!!

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 – $1,500.

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 a basket for the Silent Auction.  Arrange with MarcĂ© (Silent Auction Chair) for drop off.

Bring produce, baked or canned goods and your beautiful crafts for the Country Store & International Bakery.  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:

Festival Chairperson –Angel Rayller

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