405 S. Church St., Wentzville, MO 63385 | 636-332-9225

St. Patrick Fall Festival

St. Patrick Fall Festival

The 2017 St. Patrick Fall Festival was a huge success, thanks to the hard work of our volunteers, the support of our corporate sponsors, and the joy and energy of everyone who attended. We are truly blessed at St. Patrick to have so many parishioners who give of their time, talent, and treasure to support us. We estimate that well over 1000 parishioners and guests joined us for a fun-filled weekend that included games, carnival rides, live entertainment, 5K Lucky Bucket of Cheer race, great fun, and family entertainment.

Through your generous support, we raised close to $54,000, which will be used to benefit programs and services right here at St. Patrick Parish. Through these programs and services, we use the gifts that He has given us, to care as He would care, teach as He would teach, to challenge ourselves to grow as He would have us grow, and to reach out to others in our community with a warm love, which is Christ’s love. Funds raised help us lead parishioners of all ages at St. Patrick Parish, School, and PSR to grow in their faith and to make disciples of our Catholic community.

A special thanks to our Fall Festival committee, our 200 plus volunteers —including many who stepped up to help at the last minute, St. Dominic student volunteers, Wentzville Fire Department, and our very own St. Patrick ministries including: 

  • Knights of Columbus #10154
  • St. Patrick Athletic Association
  • Boy Scout Troop 949
  • Home and School Association

As much as we try, we couldn’t possibly thank everyone who had a hand in the festival, but know that we are thankful for each and every one of you who played an important role in ensuring the success of our festival and contributing to the programs and services our parish and school provide. Thank you for all your efforts! 

If you enjoyed this year’s festival and would like to get involved for next year, please contact Michelle Greiwe at 636-219-5710 or mlg0708@yahoo.com or Matt Rankey at 314-499-9275 or Matt@FeatherShark.com for more information.

Thank you to all our 2017 corporate sponsors. Please help support these local businesses!

 

    View our 2017 Fall Festival Photo Album


2017 Information for Reference Only

Our 2017 Fall Festival begins Friday evening, September 15 and concludes Saturday night, September 16. Join us as we celebrate our community with rides, live entertainment, delicious food, activities for all ages, and good friends. Entrance to the festival is FREE!

2017 Weekend Agenda 

Where is the St. Patrick Fall Festival located?
Our festival is held on our parish and school grounds at 701 S. Church St., Wentzville, MO. From I-70 take Church St. Exit 209 and turn north onto Church St.

Do I need to purchase tickets?
Most of our activities use tickets instead of cash for purchases. Food and beverages from the Sugar Shack, Café, and Beer Tent require tickets. The carnival games also use tickets, as do specialty games like the dunk tank and soccer darts. There will be a separate ticket booth for the carnival rides. The casino games are cash only.

Sample Ticket Chart • 1 ticket = $1
Carnival Games    1-4 tickets
Specialty Games   2-4 tickets

Pop/Water            1 ticket
Beer/Wine            4-8 tickets
Snacks                 1-5 tickets
Food Items           1-5 tickets

What is there to eat and drink?
The Sugar Shack, hosted by the Youth Group, will feature snow cones, candy, chips, and soda. The Café will offer up burgers, brats, hot dogs, pulled pork, Chick-fil-A, pretzels, nachos, tater tots, cookies, soda, and water. 

The beer tent will feature a variety of beer in 16 oz. aluminum bottles, Barefoot wine, and beer-ritas. Anyone purchasing alcohol must show an id as proof of age in order to receive a wristband to purchase alcohol. There is no charge for the wristband.

On Saturday evening, the Knights of Columbus will be serving up their world famous Chicken Dinner in the St. Patrick Social Hall from 4:30-7 PM. Dinner includes a full buffet of fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, green beans, baked beans, fries, coleslaw, rolls, and ice cream. Non-alcoholic beverages are included.  Prices are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 8-12 yrs., and 7 yrs. and younger eat free! Dine-in or carry-out.

 

What is the Lucky Bucket of Cheer Race and how do I register?
Join us for our St. Patrick Fun Run through old downtown. The Lucky Bucket of Cheer 5K and 1 Mile Race will start in front of our gym, continue through the adjacent neighborhood, and end back at the starting point. Participants will not need to cross any busy streets as the streets will be closed to traffic. Register online here or download the form here. This is a family-friendly event! Invite the kids and neighbors! Strollers are welcome. Sorry, no pets, skateboards, bikes etc. Registration fees are:

  • $30 early/$35 day of race – 5K Adult
    Registration includes a t-shirt, 1 beer and/or game ticket to use at the festival, special prize if you catch Lucky the Leprechaun, and unlimited fun!
  • $30 early/$35 day of – 1 Mile Youth
    Registration includes a t-shirt, 1 beer and/or game ticket to use at the festival, special prize if you catch Lucky the Leprechaun, and unlimited fun!
  • $15 - 5K Youth
  • $15 – 1 Mile Youth

Two Ways to Register

Early registration deadline is September 2, 2017, and will ensure a t-shirt in your requested size. Registrations will be accepted up until race time. If registering online, youth pricing is applied at checkout.

For questions, contact our race coordinator Michelle Greiwe at 636-219-5710 or mlg0708@yahoo.com

                    

Please support our 2017 St. Patrick Fall Festival Race Sponsors. Click on logo for contact information.

What kind of games can I play?
We will have a variety of carnival games. Some examples include Tip the Cat, Milk Can Toss, Plinko, Cross Bow, Dog Launch, Monopoly, Duck Pond, Lollipop Tree, and Crazy Driver. Our St. Patrick Athletic Association will also be hosting a dunk tank and velcro soccer. You can also play to win a tasty dessert at our Cake Walk. 

Will you have any casino games?
You will be able to try your luck at a variety of games-of-chance, including the 7's Game, Coin Pitch, Black Jack, Pull Tabs, and Muffin Toss. The casino games are cash only. 

What kind of rides are there?
American Banner Amusements will offer a wide variety of amusement rides for all ages from bounce houses to spinning vortexes. ABA prides itself in their commitment to providing “Excellence in Family Fun”.

How do I get tickets or bracelets for the carnival rides?
Individual ride tickets and unlimited riding bracelets can be purchased at the festival. Unlimited riding is $20 on Friday or $40 on Saturday. 

Special 2-day unlimited riding bracelets will only be available on sale the week prior to the festival start. Pre-sale 2-day unlimited bracelets will be discounted to $50 ($10 savings!). Watch our Facebook page for location/times for pre-sale 2-day bracelets. 

UNLIMITED RIDING BRACELETS, which are good for TWO DAYS at the St. Patrick Fall Festival, are now available! The price is discounted to $50, which is a $10 savings!  These UNLIMITED RIDING BRACELETS are available for purchase in the Scrip Room during normal Scrip hours AND at all weekend Masses!  The LAST DAY to purchase these at a savings is NEXT THURSDAY from 11am-1pm.

What if I need cash for tickets or casino games?
There will be an ATM on-site for your convenience.

Will there be live entertainment?
On Friday evening, Tyler "Backwoods" Lewis, a singer and songwriter recently back from Nashville, will bring an acoustic pop/country sound to our festival grounds.

Tyler's

 

On Saturday evening, the Catfish Willie Band, a high-energy Southern rock and blues band, will be led by guitar virtuoso front man, Catfish Willie, and backed up by a super-dynamic group of musicians featuring JOEFOX on drums, Sweet T on piano, organ, and vocals, and Mr. Ralph on bass and vocals.

Catfish Willie's

Entertainment is FREE! No cover charge!

Can I participate in any raffles?
Our Mega Raffle will feature a top prize of $15,000*! Second prize is $2,000, third prize is $1,000, with a fourth and fifth prize of $250, followed by sixth through tenth prizes of $100. Tickets are $20 each and are now available after all weekend Masses, during scrip sales, in the parish office, or can be purchased at the festival. The winner will be drawn Saturday night at 9:30 PM. *Guaranteed if 1,500 tickets are sold. 

The St. Patrick Quilters and St. Patrick Crocheters will also be raffling off a beautiful quilt and afghan just in time for cooler weather. The quilt will be drawn first, followed by a second drawing for the afghan. Tickets are on sale for $1.00 per ticket or $5.00 for 6 tickets and are currently available for purchase after all Masses or during the festival. The winners will be drawn Saturday night.

          

What ways can I help with the Fall Festival?
Many dedicated individuals, families, ministries, and businesses work together to make the St. Patrick Fall Festival a memorable and fun event each year. Here is how you can get involved: 

  •  Spread the word: Invite your family, friends, and neighbors to join us! Make sure to “Like” us on Facebook! Visit our Facebook Page and share your memories and what you are looking forward to. You can also share this PAGE.
  • Volunteer: We need help beginning on Thursday, September 14, at 1:00 PM to help with set-up activities. During the festival on Friday and Saturday, volunteers can help sell tickets, run kid’s games, sell beverages & food, clean-up, and tear down. Click here to sign-up online.
  • Fall Festival Sponsorship: Contact Fr. Dan Kavanagh at 636-332-9225 x282 or frdan@stpatsch.org for more information about how you or your business can support the Fall Festival through corporate sponsorship.

Please support our 2017 St. Patrick Fall Festival Sponsors. Click on logo for contact information.

 

 

 

I want to volunteer. Who do I contact?
Contact Kim Schellert at homeandschool@stpatsch.org. Click here to access the online Fall Festival volunteer sign-up site.

I have a question about the Fall Festival. Who do I contact?
Contact Michelle Greiwe at 636-219-5710 or mlg0708@yahoo.com or Matt Rankey at 314-499-9275 or Matt@FeatherShark.com for more information.

Thank you for supporting our annual St. Patrick Fall Festival!

The St. Patrick Fall Festival Committee reserves the right to cancel or change any activity.