No Fall Festival in 2020
It is with regret that we have made the decision to not hold a Fall Festival this year. Hosting any type of parish social activity is a challenge while gatherings are limited to 250 people, with social distancing requirements and limitations on food service.
These remain challenging times. I often think about my parents’ generation and how they endured the Great Depression, Polio, WWII and rationing for years. We have only been at this a few months and it's difficult; with no end yet in sight. Please continue to pray for our parish, our priests, and all those suffering the challenges of COVID-19.
The annual Fall Festival is our big kick-off to the ministry and school year at Holy Name of Jesus. Join us as we celebrate our community with entertainment, delicious food, activities for all ages and good friends.
- Volunteer Sign Up
- Sponsorship Registration - closed for this year
- Turtle Trot 5K Registration - register at 9:30 a.m. onsite Saturday the 14th!
- Golf Scramble Registration - event was a great success - thank you!
- Raffle Prize List
Fall Festival begins with the 4th annual Turtle Trot 5K Saturday morning and continues with the much-anticipated festival Saturday evening. Mark your calendar and join us for each of these events.
All the Details
Join us for HNOJ’s third ever fun run through the adjacent neighborhood. The Turtle Trot 5K will start at HNOJ’s driveway, continue through the adjacent neighborhood, and end back at the starting point. Participants will not need to cross any busy streets!
Family friendly, invite the kids and the neighbors! Bring your strollers, but NO pets, skateboards, bikes etc. If you are a student of HNOJ School your teachers will be on hand to cheer you on and help out.
The registration fee is $20 per child, $40 per adult. Registration is due by Aug. 29 and will also ensure a t-shirt in your requested size. All proceeds of the Turtle Trot will help make Catholic education at HNOJ affordable for all. Register online or download the form.
Wear green and/or "turtle" attire or your race day t-shirt to be entered in a drawing for a prize.
Kick off the Festival with us with Mass under the big tent at 4 p.m. Only once a year do we offer an opportunity to enjoy Mass in the great outdoors.
After Mass take part in any of the following activities at your leisure:
- Selfie Stand
- Kids Games & Crafts
- Dragon Ride
- Country Market with Basket Raffle
- Caricature Artist
- Face Painting
- Cookie Decorating
- Raffle Tickets
- Bon Fire
- Music & Dancing
- Great Food
- Wine and beer pulls
Avoid the long lines at the ticket booth. Fall Festival tickets will be available for purchase after all the Masses the weekend of Sept. 7/8 and at the parish office during regular business hours. Tickets are used for food, beverages and kid’s games at Fall Fest. Entrance to Fall Fest is free!
If you prefer to purchase your tickets at Fall Festival, we suggest you bring cash to shorten the wait time in the ticket line.
Sample Ticket Chart
Kid’s Games/Activities 1-4 tickets or Unlimited Kid’s Games Wristband $10
Pop/Water 1 ticket
Beer/Wine 5 tickets
Snacks 1-5 tickets
Dinner Items 2-5 tickets
Fall Fest is run by volunteers, funded by sponsors and donations
Many dedicated individuals, families, ministries and businesses working together make HNOJ Fall Festival a memorable and fun event each year.
Here is how you can get involved:
Spread the word: Join the conversation by using #HNOJFallFest on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to share your memories and what you are looking forward to. Invite your family, friends and neighbors to join us!
Volunteers are needed to set up Friday or Saturday, sell tickets, be part of the stage crew, operate the dragon train, run kid’s games, sell beverages and clean-up. Sign-up online or contact Susan Evans call 763-473-7901.
Fall Festival sponsorship: Contact Deacon Dennis at 763-473-7901 for more information about how you or your business can support Fall Festival through corporate sponsorship. Or see box at left (bottom on mobile devices) for more details as well.
Country Market donations: The Country Market, organized by the Knights of Columbus Auxilliary accepts donations of garden produce, garden products (jams, jellies, etc.) and baked goods to stock the market. They are also looking for themed baskets from each ministry. All donations can be brought to the Country Market booth on the morning of Fall Fest. Please contact Beth Dust at 636-697-6124 with any questions.
New this year: Raffle tickets replace sweepstakes. Support Holy Name of Jesus parish and have a chance to win great prizes; First prize is $3000 cash, second prize is $2000 cash and third prize is $1000 cash. Click here for a full list of prizes.
Raffle tickets will be available for purchase after Masses the weekend of Aug. 3-4. You may also pick up a book or two to sell in support of your Holy Name of Jesus Community. Ask your family, friends and neighbors if they would like to purchase a chance to win cash!
Be sure to return the ticket stubs, cash and unsold tickets to HNOJ by 6:30 p.m. at Fall Festival. These can also be brought to the parish office during business hours. (Before Labor Day office hours are Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Fridays 8 a.m. to noon. After Labor Day office hours are Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Fall Festival Golf Scramble 2020
Fall Festival runs smoothly, thanks to all the great volunteers! People can help set up, tear down, sell tickets, run kids games, beverage tent, run the train and more!
Sign up or view shifts and roles
2019 Sponsor Registration Information
You or your business may sponsor Fall Festival 2019. The generous $500 donation you share through sponsorship will benefit programs and services at Holy Name of Jesus that allow us to continue our mission of education, prayer and outreach.
As a Fall Festival Sponsor, you will receive your name or company logo on our sponsor banner prominently displayed at the festival. In addition, your information will be featured on our website, www.hnoj.org, and in our newsletter and bulletin publications. Your tax-deductible donation will be recognized by 2,500 plus parish and school families as well as others in the surrounding community.
If you would like to sponsor the Fall Festival, please complete the form below and return to Holy Name of Jesus. If you have questions about the sponsorship, please contact Dennis at 763-233-0242.
Download the registration form
or sponsor and pay by credit card or check online