The annual Fall Festival brings together our parish community for food and fun while supporting the mission of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
St. Joseph Catholic Church and School in Fort Atkinson will hold its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 4-9 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 11from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The festival – a parish tradition that dates back several decades – features an expanded lineup of activities this year, including tacos, tamales and a trivia contest on Saturday night, and a grilled chicken and sweet corn dinner, live music, sidewalk chalk contest and a raffle with several valuable prizes on Sunday. The festival will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1660 Endl Blvd.
FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT
On Saturday evening, St. Joseph’s Hispanic Ministry will serve tacos and tamales from 4-7 p.m. in the parish hall. The food is available for a free-will donation and beer will be available for purchase. A trivia contest will be held from 7-9 p.m. for adults 18 years and older. There is a $5-per-player entry fee with a maximum of eight players per team.
Sunday’s dinner, starting at 11 a.m., features delicious grilled chicken, fresh corn on the cob, coleslaw and dessert. Coffee, water and milk are included with the meal; other refreshments are also available for purchase. Half-chicken dinners are $15 and quarter-chicken dinners are $13; tickets are available in the Gathering Space at the church after 10 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Sept. 11. Carry outs are also available. Dining will be available in the Parish Hall and under outdoor tents.
The Tapestry String Band will perform under the tents outdoors from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tapestry, hailing from the Fort Atkinson area, is a collective group of five musicians who form a traditional, but unique, acoustic sound, and in any given performance, will play and sing music from the 1920s through traditional and current music.
Kids 17 and under are invited to participate in a sidewalk chalk contest in front of St. Joseph Catholic School following the theme of “Pictures of God’s Love.” Artists can start chalking anytime between 9-11:15 a.m. and all masterpieces will be judged at 1 p.m. The cost to participate is $5, which can be paid on the day of the event. All funds collected will be used for future church youth events. For more information and to register for the chalk contest, visit bit.ly/StJoeChalkContest.
The raffle features a grand prize drawing for $5,000 cash, among several other prizes. All raffle prizes will be awarded in a drawing at 3 p.m.
Other raffle prizes include:
1st Prize – 14K White Gold Chocolate and White Diamonds Ring – Courtesy Krueger Jeweler – $599 Value
2nd Prize – $500 Cash – Courtesy Bender, Kind & Stafford Dental
3rd Prize – $500 Cash – Courtesy Justin Strohbusch, SNT Tree Service
4th Prize – One Pound of Jones Bacon Per Week for a Year – Courtesy Jones Dairy Farm – $350 Value
5th Prize – Facial Package – Three serums plus 90-minute treatment from Crimson Salon and Spa – $265 Value
6th Prize – Four Rounds of Golf Plus Cart – Courtesy Koshkonong Mounds Country Club – $240 Value
7th Prize – $200 Cash – Courtesy Day Insurance
8th Prize – $200 Gift Card to Salamone’s – Courtesy Salamone’s Italian Pizzeria & Sports Bar
Raffle tickets are available from any parish member or at the dinner. They are $10 each or 3 for $25.
RAFFLE BASKETS, TOO!
The festival will also feature a wide variety of valuable themed baskets that have a broad appeal to nearly everyone. The baskets will be on display and tickets will be for sale in the church’s Gathering Space during weekend Masses now through the festival. Chances are two for $5, five for $10 or 12 for $20.
Drawings will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 in the church’s Gathering Space.