2023 ST. PATRICK FALL FESTIVAL
Our Fall Festival begins Friday evening, September 15, and concludes Saturday night, September 16. Join us as we celebrate our community with rides, live entertainment, yummy fair food, activities for all ages, and good friends. Parking and entrance to the festival are FREE!
We value your feedback! Please take a moment to complete a brief survey about our 2023 Fall Festival. Your input on activities, food, and overall thoughts will help us make this annual event even better. Visit bit.ly/3LJJT7B. The Fall Festival Committee will share your responses at their next meeting. Thank you!
Thu, September 14
12 PM - School Dismissal
1 PM - Setup Starts
Fri, September 15
8 AM - Setup Starts
5-10:30 PM - Festival Grounds OPEN
6-10 PM - Music by AFTER MIDNIGHT STL
Sat, September 16
2-10 PM - Festival Grounds OPEN
4 PM - Reconciliation
5 PM - Mass
6-10 PM - Music by ISAAC MATHEWS
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. Parking is located in the Wentzville Community Club with free shuttle service to the festival grounds.
Can I participate in any raffles?
Yes! The St. Patrick Fall Festival E-Raffle is an easy and fun way to support the school's mission. For just $25, you'll be entered for your chance to win the Grand Prize choice of $20,000 or a 2023 Ford Bronco Sport Big Bend, or 2 other great cash prizes of $5,000 (2nd prize) or $1,000 (3rd prize). Tickets are $25 each. For every 4 tickets purchased during a single transaction, you will receive One (1) ticket for FREE, or buy 8 tickets and receive three (3) tickets for FREE, or buy 20 tickets and receive ten (10) tickets for FREE!
How to Purchase
- ONLINE at goraisedough.com/buy/1760
- CONTACT any St. Patrick School or PSR Student
- STOP BY the Parish Office
Ticket sales will close at 9:00 pm CDT on September 16, 2023, with drawing to follow. Winners do NOT need to be present to win. Visit the raffle webpage for complete listing of rules.
Will there be music?
Yes, we will have LIVE music. On Friday, AFTER MIDNIGHT STL will bring a variety of rock, rhythm & blues, and pop that's danceable, sing-along inspired, and fun. On Saturday, Nashville-based singer/songwriter ISAAC MATHEWS will be playing from 6-10 with his gritty, soulful Country performance.
Entertainment is FREE! No cover or entrance fee
FOOD & DRINK
What is there to eat and drink?
The Sugar Shack, hosted by the Youth Group, will feature candy, cotton candy, Gatorade, soda, and water. Sugarfire will offer brisket, pork, and turkey meals while the Knights of Columbus will be serving up liver & gizzards, pickle fries, chips with cheese, boneless wings, mini tacos, mushrooms, hotdogs, and chips along with Chick-fil-A spicy and regular chicken sandwiches. Lulu's Shaved Ice food truck will feature shaved ice, frozen custard, frozen yogurt, and dole whip. Food items are subject to change based on availability.
The beer tent will feature a variety of beers and spiked seltzer. 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.
GAMES & RIDES
What kind of games can I play?
We will have a variety of carnival games. Some examples include Glitter Tattoo Booth, Crossbow, Bowlarama, Looney Ball, Clown Down, Shoot and Score, Ring Toss, Cannery, Superhero Wheel, Monster String, Fishing, and Pig Race. Our St. Patrick Athletic Association will also be hosting velcro Soccer Darts.
We will also have games of chance. Some examples include Lucky 7, Muffin Toss, Card Draw, and Pull Tabs.
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 its commitment to providing “Excellence in Family Fun”.
How do I get tickets or bracelets for the carnival rides?
Pre-Sale Two-Day Unlimited Ride Tickets* will be on sale starting Wed, September 6 through Thur, September 14 at 12 PM. Tickets are $50 each and are good for both days ($15 savings). All St. Patrick School and PSR students will receive a Pre-Sale Form to be completed and returned with payment by the deadline. The special Pre-Sale Two-Day Tickets are only available at these times and will not be available at the festival.
*2-Day Pre-Sale tickets will be placed in an envelope with the child’s name and made available for pickup at the festival. Nothing will be sent home. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to parents that payment has been received and to pick up the ticket at the Fall Festival. Pre-Sale pick-up will be at a designated spot at one of the three ticket sales booths. Tickets are then redeemed at the Ride Ticket Booth for a 2-day unlimited ride bracelet.
One-Day Unlimited Ride Bracelets are $25 for Friday and $40 for Saturday and will only be sold at the festival at the Ride Ticket Booth.
Individual Ride Tickets can be purchased at the festival at the Ride Ticket Booth. One ticket is $1 or 24 tickets for $20. Rides are 3-5 tickets each, depending on the ride.
Please note: There are NO REFUNDS for tickets or bracelets. Replacement tickets and bracelets are not available for those that are lost or damaged. Also, the Festival goes on, rain or shine.
What if I need cash for tickets or casino games?
There will be an ATM on-site for your convenience.
Do I need to purchase tickets?
Most of our activities use tickets instead of cash for purchases. Food and beverages require tickets. The carnival games also use tickets, as do specialty games like soccer darts. There will be a separate ticket booth for the amusement rides. The casino games are cash only. There will be an ATM on-site for your convenience.
Carnival Games - 1-2 tickets
Specialty Games - 2-4 tickets
Gatorade, Soda & Water - 1-3 tickets
Beer & Seltzer - 4 tickets
Snacks - 1-4 tickets
Food Items - 2-10 tickets
CONNECT WITH US!
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 kids’ games, sell beverages & food, clean up, and tear down. CLICK HERE to sign-up online. If you are unable to commit to a day or time, please join us for set up and tear down. No sign-ups, just show up. SET-UP - Thurs, Sep 14, 1:00 PM until finished and TEAR DOWN - Sat, Sep 16, 10:30 PM until finished.
Do you have any sponsorships available?
Yes! We are pleased to inform you that we have various levels of sponsorships available for our upcoming Fall Festival fundraiser. We'd be delighted to provide you with more details and discuss how your company can get involved as a sponsor. Please let us know a convenient time for you, and we'll be happy to arrange a meeting to discuss the available sponsorship opportunities in more depth. You can also check out our sponsorship form. For questions, contact Valerie at 636-332-9913 ext 1512 or [email protected]. Thank you for your interest! Sponsorship deadline is Friday, September 8.
Please support our St. Patrick Fall Festival & E-Raffle Sponsors!
We appreciate those people and businesses in our community that allow us to make this event happen! Supporting our Fall Festival & E-Raffle Sponsors is the best way to thank them for supporting our parish!
I want to volunteer. Who do I contact?
Click here to access the online Fall Festival volunteer sign-up site.
I signed up to help. Now, what do I do?
Thank you for signing up to volunteer. When you arrive for your shift, please check in a couple of minutes early at the volunteer booth. This will be located right next to ticket sales (there are signs on the booth). We look forward to seeing you and thank you so much for all your continued support!
I have a question about the Fall Festival. Who do I contact?
Rob Pierski at 314-324-1650 or [email protected].
I have a question about Fall Festival Sponsorship. Who do I contact?
Valerie Langford at [email protected].
I have a question about 8th Grade Volunteer Service Hours. Who do I contact?
Michelle Kiefer at [email protected].
Service animals are permitted throughout the venue. However, emotional support animals, therapy animals, companion animals, and pets are not permitted into the event. Any animal whose task is to provide protection, emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship is not considered a service animal and will not be allowed into the venue. Only service animals that have been individually trained and are under the proper care of their owners will be allowed within the premises.
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. St. Patrick Catholic Church does not endorse or condone any irresponsible or illegal consumption of alcohol. Participants are expected to consume responsibly.