Fall Festival

Fall Festival 2014 is Saturday, September 13

4-10 p.m.

This is our big kick-off to the ministry and school year at Holy Name of Jesus. Last year, 1,300 parishioners and visitors joined us at our celebration. Expect plenty of entertainment, delicious food, activities for all ages and much more!

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Click here to volunteer! If you have questions about volunteering or would like more information, please contact Michele Kirchoff at mkirchoff@hnoj.org or 763-473-7901 ext. 120.

Food and Beverage Tickets and Children's Game Wristbands

Online ticket ordering has ended.  You can now purchase tickets at the parish office. 

Entertainment - 5-10 p.m.

Click here for the official entertainment lineup 

In honor of our 150th anniversary, we're putting a new and exciting spin on this year's entertainment. Our headliner will be Hitchville, a country super-group favorite among the Midwest. Think it can't get any better? It can! Five additional entertainers will join us for the evening. With a mix of music, comedy, juggling and more, this year's Fall Fest will be a carnival, comedy and concert in one! 

Hitchville - Fall Fest Headliner, 8:30-10 p.m.

Y'all better dust off your cowboy boots; country super-group Hitchville is coming to town. Vocalists Heidi Owens and Matthew Kneefe lead the seven-member group as they dazzle audiences across the upper Midwest with razor sharp harmonies, world class music and palpable energy. They've left their mark at Country Fest, Ramble Jam and We Fest, just to name a few. (Photo credit: Hitchville.com)

Click here to listen to Hitchville

C. Willi Myles

Known as "America's Everyday Comedian," C. Willi Myles gives a spin of humor to the ups and downs of everyday life. He's a veteran performer with the gift of connecting people through hilarious and relatable storytelling. (Photo credit: G.L. Berg Entertainment)


Tim Gabrielson

Magic and comedy come face-to-face when Tim Gabrielson takes the stage. Though the use of quick wit, interactive magic and a playful spirit, Tim takes his audiences on thoroughly enlivening and entertaining comedic rides. (Photo credit: flickr.com/photos/timgabrielson/)


Sean Emery

Simply put, Sean Emery is a hilarious guy jugglin' stuff. He's known for wowing audiences of all ages with out-of-this-world juggling stunts and circus tricks. It's all about fun and laughter when Sean's around. (Photo credit: G.L. Berg Entertainment)


Britton Panktratz

Yo-yo artist Britton Pankratz took an old hobby and made it cool again. Forget about "Walking the Dog," Britton's creativity and skills will surpass all yo-yo tricks you've ever seen. (Photo credit: G.L. Berg Entertainment)


Singer-songwriter-comedian Kier uses his versatile talents to entertain crowds of all kinds. A little bit of this and a little bit of that make for perfectly entertaining experiences with Kier. (Photo credit: heykier.com/Home.htm)

Worship - 4 p.m.

Nothing like Mass under the tent, sharing in worship in the fresh air, to kick-off our community celebration. Mass begins at 4 p.m. this year, with dinner and Fall Fest activities beginning at 5 p.m.

Food and Fun

We're adding new activities to our Fall Fest lineup, plus favorites from last year including kids’ games, face painting and BINGO. In addition, we'll have a variety of food options--some new, others from years past. 

Friday Movie Night

Our Friday Movie Night is back again. We will be watching "Miracle"​—in the great outdoors! Movie showing time is 8 p.m., but we welcome you to come early at 7:30 p.m. to find a spot and get your treats. Please feel free to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Popcorn and candy will be available for purchase. 


Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners; Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapels, Inc.; The UPS Store of Wayzata; HNOJ Friends fo Sharing and Caring Hands; Ascension School; David Lee Funeral Home and Cremation Services; Voice Solutions; William Hanson Associates; Cavanaugh Financial Group; Jeffrey Mayhew Agency, Inc.; Community Bible Study International; Mark Geier, Coldwell Banker; Robert's Restaurant and Bar; West Financial; Cookie Cart; Store to Door; Bob Neuberger Ins. Agency; Benilde-St. Margaret's; Ditter Cooling and Heating