St Bonaventure’s festival is primarily a community fun event and an important fundraiser for our parish. Thousands of people come and enjoy a marvelous event. The festival is held the first Saturday after Labor Day.
We begin the weekend on Friday evening between 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm with a chicken dinner with all the trimmings with an option to eat in or take home.
Then on Saturday we begin the day with a children’s parade with a marching band at 10:00 am. Kids dress in costumes and there are parade awards in various categories. After the parade, the games and activities for all ages begin.
All the food booths will be ready to serve. Available are traditional favorites like fresh cut french fries, hamburger/cheeseburgers, tacos (hard and soft shell), corn dogs, egg rolls, pork chops, and brats. The variety and delicious food available at our festival is what has given us the reputation of one of the premier festivals of the Archdiocese.
What would a festival be without games and activities for all ages?
Two very popular booths that are a “must-visit” are the Craft and Silent Auction Booths. Our Craft group is busy all year creating those special items for you. The Silent Auction has become one of the highlights of the day. Many repeat visits are made to insure that your bid is still the winning bid.
Take a walk down “Memory Lane” as you check out the cars and trucks from ’76 and older at the Annual Classic Car Show right on our 8 acres of grass, evergreen and shade. With more then 200 cars the show just continues to grow and get better and better every year.
We provide free live entertainment throughout the day for your enjoyment. On stage have been The Dakota Ramblers, The Castaways, The Blues Brothers, and magicians.
The festival concludes with Mass in Church. Isn’t it appropriate that after working and playing together all day, that we join together in praising and thanking God for the many blessings He has given us?