2018 Parish Festival Listings

Following are the parish festival listings as reported to The Criterion as of May 21.

August 17-18

Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish, 7225 Southeastern Ave., Indianapolis. Augustravaganza, Friday, 4 p.m.-midnight, catered dinners and bingo in air-conditioned hall, raffle, Monte Carlo, 5K or one-mile walk/run. Saturday morning, baby crawl, rides, children’s games, silly safari, live music, beer garden. Pre-festival activities on Thursday night, Aug. 16, Cookies and Canvas for kids and beer tasting for adults 21 and older. Information: 317-357-1200, “Like” “Augustravaganza” Facebook page.

St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 4625 N. Kenwood Ave., Indianapolis. Sausage Fest, Fri. 6 p.m.-midnight, Sat. 5:30 p.m.-midnight, sausage from L.E. Kincaid & Sons, food vendors, children’s activities, teen area, Sun King beer, wine garden. Information: 317-253-1461.

August 18-19

St. Mary-of-the-Knobs Parish, 5719 Saint Mary’s Road, Floyds Knobs. Knobsfest, Sat. 6 p.m.-midnight, Sun. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat. only: food trucks, gambling, beer garden, “Louisville Crashers” band 6 p.m.-midnight, $10 admission to dance, $3 beers; Sun. only: $10 home-cooked chicken dinners, games of chance, bingo, pull tabs, quilt raffle, kids’ zone, 2018 Corvette/cash raffle 3 p.m. Information: 812-923-3011.

August 19

St. Nicholas Parish, Ripley County, 6461 E. St. Nicholas Dr., Sunman. Church Picnic, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., fried chicken and roast beef dinners, mock turtle soup, family games, raffle, basket booth, beer garden. Information: 812-623-2964.

August 23-25

St. Ann Parish, 6350 S. Mooresville Road, Indianapolis. Parish Festival, Thurs., 5-10 p.m., Fri., 5-11 p.m., Sat., 5-11:30 p.m., food, rides, games, beer garden, Annie’s Attic, silent auction. Information: 317-821-2909.

August 25

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 5692 Central Ave., Indianapolis. Neighborhood 1-Mile or 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m., $15 entry fee, Fall Festival 4-11 p.m., free up to age 20, $2 admission age 21 and older, local music, food, beverages, kids’ games. Information: 317-257-2266.

August 25-26

St. Mary Parish, 1331 E. Hunter Robbins Way, Greensburg. On Eagles Wings 5K Walk/Run Sat. 8 a.m. (register online www.oneeagleswings5K.com). Festival, Sat. 5:30-11 p.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.: only adults age 21 and older admitted, pork chop meal, live music by “Nuttin’ Fancy” 7-11 p.m., beer garden, casino games, raffles, silent auction; Sun.: family day, fried chicken and pork BBQ dinners served 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., bake sale, kids’ games, inflatables, casino games, bingo, concessions, raffles including $5,000 grand prize, live music by “Keith Swinney Band” noon-4 p.m. Information: 812-663-8427.

August 26

St. Martin of Tours Parish, 1709 E. Harrison St., Martinsville. Parish Picnic, 11:30 am.-1:30 p.m., hamburgers, hot dogs and brats, games, bounce houses. Information: 765-342-6379.

August 31 - September 2

St. Joseph Parish, 1401 S. Mickley Ave., Indianapolis. Fall Festival, Fri. and Sat. 5-11 p.m., Sun. 3-11 p.m., American and Vietnamese food, rides, kid’s tent, community barn sale, black jack, poker, beer garden, chicken bingo, silent auction. Information: 317-244-9002.

August 31 - September 3

Sacred Heart Parish, gymnasium, 558 Nebeker St., Clinton. Spaghetti Fest, Fri. 4-9 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Mon. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., sauce prepared by Knights of Columbus #9441, air conditioned dining, handicapped accessible, adults $8, children 12 and younger $5, silent auction, craft booths, free parking. Information: 765-832-8468.

September 2

St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Decatur County, St. John the Evangelist Campus, 9995 E. Base Road, Greensburg. Enochsburg Church Picnic, Fireside Inn fried chicken and roast beef dinners served 11 a.m.-3 p.m., $12 adults, $5 children 12 and under, additional food served 3-5 p.m., games, raffles, basket booth, country store, beer garden. Information: 812-212-8384.

September 3

St. Peter Parish, 1207 East Road, Brookville. Labor Day Festival, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., family-style fried chicken dinner in air-conditioned hall, handicap accessible, basket booth, quilts, turtle soup, games, big money raffle. Information and reservations: 765-647-5462.

St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 4773 E. Morris Church St., Morris. Labor Day Festival, 11 a.m., chicken and roast beef dinners, games, beer garden, $10,000 grand prize raffle. Information: 812-934-6218.

September 7-8

Father Michael Shawe Memorial Jr./Sr. High School, 201 W. State St., Madison. Shawe and Pope John XXIII Summertime Festival, 5 p.m.-midnight, Fri. fish fry, food booth, beer tent, carnival rides, two $5,000 cash giveaways, live music 8:30-11 p.m. Fri. by “The Louisville Crashers” and Sat. by “The Rumors” Information: 812-265-5835.

September 7-9

St. Mary Parish, 629 Clay St., North Vernon. Community Festival, Fri. 5-11 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri. indoor fish fry, Sat. outdoor grilled food, Sun. indoor chicken buffet, carnival rides, live music, beer garden, kickball tournament, silent auction, $10,000 cash raffle. Information: 812-346-3604.

September 8

St. Joan of Arc Parish, 4217 N. Central Ave., Indianapolis. French Market, noon-10 p.m., French food, live music, artisan booths, children’s area until 5 p.m., historic church tours, raffle, bake sale, Mass in French at 5:30 p.m. Information: 317-283-5508.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, 1840 E. 8th St., Jeffersonville. Street Dance, 7 p.m.-midnight, music by “100% Poly,” food, beverages, kids’ games, raffle, children younger than 18 must be accompanied by adult. Information: 812-282-2677.

St. Rose of Lima Parish, 114 Lancelot Dr., Franklin.  Parish Festival, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., food, yard sale, kids’ games, auction, quilt and other raffles, Mass at 4:30 p.m. Information: 317-783-3929.

September 8-9

St. Michael Parish, 145 St. Michael Blvd., Brookville. Fall Fest, Sat. 5-11 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. smoked pork chop dinner, Sun. family-style chicken dinner, air-conditioned hall, handicap accessible. Information: 765-647-5462.

September 9

St. Augustine Parish, 315 E. Chestnut St., Jeffersonville. Harvest Chicken Dinner and Raffle, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., chicken dinners, quilt raffle, bake sale, cake raffle, 50/50 raffle. Information: 812-282-2677.

St. Mary (Immaculate Conception) Parish, 512 N. Perkins St., Rushville. Fall Festival, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., fried chicken dinners, live auction, crafts. Information: 765-932-2588.

Deming Park Lions Shelter One and Two, 500 S. Fruitridge Ave., Terre Haute. St. Joseph University Parish 11:30 a.m. Mass followed by community picnic. Information: 812-232-7011.

St. Pius V Parish, 330 Franklin St., Troy. Fall Festival, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. CT, soup by the bowl and gallon, fried chicken and roast beef dinners, burgers, polish sausage, ice cream, pies, entertainment by the “Crosswinds Band,” yard sale, games, raffle, quilts. Information: 812-549-5071.  

September 14-15

St. Malachy Parish, 9833 E. County Road 750 N., Brownsburg. Country Fair and Hog Roast, Fri. 4-11 p.m., Sat. 3-11 p.m., carnival rides, live entertainment, children’s games. Information: 317-852-3195.

September 14-16

St. Lawrence Parish, 6944 E. 46th St., Indianapolis. Fall Festival, Fri. 5-11 p.m., Sat. 1-11 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m., food, live music, midway rides, kids’ games, bingo, beer garden, blood drive, local vendors. Information: 317-546-4065.

September 15

St. Mary Parish, 415 E. Eighth St., New Albany. Multi-Cultural Festival, 4 p.m. with bilingual Mass followed by festival, American and Hispanic foods, music and dancing, raffles, family games. Information: 812-944-0417.

September 16

St. Michael Parish, 101 St. Michael Dr., Charlestown. Septemberfest, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., bilingual Mass 11 a.m., fried chicken dinner and traditional Mexican food, silent auction, games of chance, Mexican music and dancing, $500 Jay C/Kroger gift card raffle, money and quilt raffles, bilingual. Information: 812-256-3200.

St. Louis Parish, 13 St. Louis Place, Batesville. Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., chicken and roast beef dinners, food, games, raffle, beer garden, music by “Eureka Band.” Information: 812-934-3204.

St. Meinrad Parish, 19630 N. Fourth St., St. Meinrad. Church Picnic, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. CT, cash raffle, quilts, theme baskets, country store, live music, tours of church and Saint Meinrad Archabbey, bingo, fried chicken dinners, homemade soup, German cuisine food court and homemade desserts. Information: 812-357-5533.

September 21-22

St. Thomas More, 1200 N. Indiana St., Mooresville. Applefest, Fri. 5-9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., food, pancake breakfast, craft vendors, kids’ games, horse rides, basket raffle, silent auction. Information: 317-831-4142.

September 22

St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, 7575 Holliday Dr. E., Indianapolis. Fall Fest, 3-10 p.m., food, beverages, entertainment, games, bingo, sports bar. Information: 317-259-4373.

September 22-23

St. Gabriel Parish, 232 W. 9th St., Connersville. Festival, Sat., 3-11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., fried chicken dinners, German food, smoked port chops, cash raffle, bands, beer tent, horse rides, kid's games, corn hole tournament, quilt and basket raffle, farmers market, face painting, cash bingo. Information: 765-825-8578.

September 23

St. Michael Parish, 11400 Farmers Ln., Bradford. Ham and Chicken Dinner, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., homemade dumplings, raffles, quilts, booths, bingo, silent auction, beer garden Fri. night 6 p.m., food available for purchase. Information: 812-364-6646.

September 26

St. Mary Parish “Spaghetti Dinner” at Lawrence County Persimmon Festival, Main St., Mitchell, 2:30-6 p.m. Information: 812-849-3570.

September 28-29

SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi Parish, 5901 Olive Branch Road, Greenwood. Fall Festival, Fri. 5-10 p.m., Sat. noon-10 p.m., food, live music, rides, children’s games, silent auction, Monte Carlo, "Art in the Park," beer and wine tent, wristband Sat., $15,000 raffle. Information: 317-859-4673. Application form and information for artists interested in "Arts in the Park" can be found at www.ss-fc.org.

September 29

St. Michael the Archangel Parish, 3354 W. 30th St., Indianapolis. Pumpkinfest, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., live entertainment, games and prizes, food, desserts, beer, bounce houses, pumpkin patch, pumpkin recipe contest, face painting, arts and crafts bazaar. Information: 317-926-7359.

St. Bartholomew School, 1306 27th St., Columbus. School Fall Festival, 4-8 p.m., games and activities for ages K-8th grade, food. Information: 812-379-9353.

St. Rita Parish, 1733 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave., Indianapolis, St. Rita Raffle, Auction and Dance, 6-10 p.m., $25 advance tickets include 50/50 tickets, $30 at the door. Information: 317-632-6349.

September 30

St. Mark Parish, 5377 Acorn Road, Tell City. Shooting Match and Picnic, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. CT, chili, hamburgers, brats, homemade pies, quilt raffle, big raffle, family games, ham shooting match for $600 beef box prize. Information: 812-836-2481.

October 4-6

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 5333 E. Washington St., Indianapolis. Fall Festival, Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri. 5 p.m.-11 p.m., Sat. 3-11 p.m., rides, kids’ games, live entertainment, gambling, raffle, silent auction. Information: 317-356-7291.

October 5-6

Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 89 N. 17th Ave., Beech Grove. Oktoberfest, 5 p.m.-midnight, live music, authentic homemade German food, health and safety fair, kids’ zone, 50/50 raffle, $25,000 raffle, beer garden. Information: 317-784-5454.

October 6

St. Mary Parish, New Albany, serving American and Mexican food during the Harvest Homecoming Parade, corner of Spring and Eighth streets in New Albany, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: 812-944-0417.

October 7

Holy Family Parish, 3027 Pearl St., Oldenburg. Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., chicken and roast beef dinners served 11 a.m.-4 p.m., turtle soup, homemade ice cream, children and adult games, quilt and money raffles, basket booth, bakery and craft booths, silent auction. Information: 812-934-3013.

St. John Paul II Parish, St. Joseph Campus, 2605 St. Joe Road W., Sellersburg. Turkey Shoot, Fall Festival and Chicken Dinner, 11 a.m., chicken dinners with homemade dumplings, booths, raffles, quilts, kids’ games, firing range. Information: 812-246-3522.

October 12-21

Downtown Square, Rockville. St. Joseph Parish Cruller Shack at the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: 765-569-5406.

October 21

St. Isidore the Farmer Parish, 6501 St. Isidore Road, Bristow. Shooting Match/Festival, 10:30 a.m. CT, food, raffle, bingo, children’s games. Information: 812-843-5713. †

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