Fall Festival

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Fall Festival 2022

Our Fall Festival took place Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.

This annual family-fun event includes:

  • Turtle Trot 5K
  • Wiffle Ball Tournament 
  • Men's GRIP podcast live (Friday evening)
  • Live music by Emerson Avenue
  • Kids carnival games and inflatables
  • Amazing food options (including Rock Elm Tavern)
  • Beer pull and wine walk
  • Outreach Ministries tent
  • Classic car show
  • Sweepstakes
  • And so much fun!

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Sample Ticket Chart

The annual Fall Festival is our big kick-off to the ministry and school year at Holy Name of Jesus. Join us on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 as we celebrate our community with entertainment, delicious food, activities for all ages and good friends.

Fall Festival is a daylong event, starting with the annual Turtle Trot 5K Saturday morning and then the much-anticipated festival Saturday evening. We even have our second annual Harries Field Wiffle Ball tournament in between! Mark your calendar and join us for all of these events.

Fall Festival 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: 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. Look for a sign-up coming soon!
  • 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. All donations can be brought to the Country Market booth on the morning of Fall Festival. For questions, please contact Mary Jo.
  • Craft beer and wine donations: Again, this year at Fall Festival, Sept.17, we are doing a craft beer pull (six packs). We are hoping that on your summer adventures (near or far), you will pick up a six pack to donate. The idea is that we would get beer from a variety of local and global brewers. We are also asking for wine donations for a Wine Walk!  Please consider picking up a bottle of wine at your favorite winery to donate. Please drop them off at the parish or school office.  HNOJ School parents you can drop them off at Back to School Night!  Optional:  Label the donation with your family name and where you acquired the beverage.  One family even put a little note to the winner about their adventure – GREAT idea!

  • Golf Scramble: Please mark your calendars now for our HNOJ Golf Out which will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m. with a  shotgun start at the beautiful Rush Creek Golf Club. Registration is now open here. Space is limited; last year the event sold out before the end of July. Sponsorship Opportunities and prize donations are being accepted now; please contact Ryan for details.

  • Turtle Trot 5K: Children and adults of all ages, join us for this fun walk/run to kick off our Fall Festival! All details and registration can be found here.

  • Wiffle Ball Field Tournament: We honor Matthew Harries who lived by joy, faith and love as we bring you our 2nd Annual Harries Field Wiffle Ball Tournament! Proceeds of this tournament go to Homes of Hope in Ensenada, Mexico. Find out more details and register today here. Options for competitive teams or family teams during registration. 

All the Details

**UPDATE: the 2022 Golf Scramble is Sold Out. You can still register to become a sponsor or make a donation to the school's athletic equipment.

Held at Rush Creek Golf Club, Wednesday, Sept. 7, at noon. Proceeds of this event will purchase athletic equipment for HNOJ School. Individual registration is $275, and foursome is $1100; includes golf and cart for 18 holes, range balls, on course games package and steak and salmon dinner buffet. Sponsorships are available.

Register for the Golf Scramble

Join us for HNOJ’s fourth 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, sign-up 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 before Aug. 1 and $25 after Aug. 1. Registration is open up until 8:45 a.m. the day of the event.  All proceeds of the Turtle Trot will help make Catholic education at HNOJ affordable for all.

Wear green, turtle attire or your race day hat to be entered in a drawing for a prize.

Register For the 5K Turtle Trot

Please join us for our second annual Harries Field Wiffle Ball Tournament! The tournament will be played at the HNOJ baseball fields. We look forward to celebrating the values that Matthew lived by; joy, faith and love. Schedule: Check in: 9:45 a.m. There will be two tournaments, one competitive and one family-friendly. Rules of gameplay to be determined depending on the number of teams registered. 

Register to Play Ball for Matthew

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Kick off the Festival with us with Mass on the Grass! Only once a year do we offer an opportunity to enjoy Mass in the great outdoors.  Bring your own chair or blanket to sit on. Note that for those with limited abilities, a golf cart will be available to transport people to Mass on the Grass with chairs provided.

After Mass take part in any of the following activities at your leisure:

  • Kids’ Games and Crafts 
  • Cookie Decorating
  • Dragon Ride
  • Music and Dancing
  • Inflatables
  • Great Food
  • Country Market
  • Wine and Beer Pulls
  • Sweepstakes

Please note that we will not have our regular 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday, Sept. 17. All are welcome to our outdoor Mass at 4 p.m.

This year Emerson Avenue will have us dancing in the parking lot with high-energy classic rock. Learn more about Emerson Avenue at emersonaveband.com/

Following Mass, join leaders from our partners to visit from 5-5:45 p.m. near the fire pit. You can find out more about HNOJ partnerships and the programs they offer:
Kevin Ward from Interfaith Outreach
Benito Matias and Quentin Moore from Ascension Church
Mary Jo Copeland from Caring and Sharing Hands
LaDonna Hoy from Sustainable Housing
Director from Cookie Cart

Kids – get your prayer stick. How it works: get a (popsicle) stick, bring it to the fire pit, say a prayer and receive a treat from the volunteers. All our prayers are being offered up together – a tradition for the last 5 years.

Events sponsored by Outreach Ministries:
Cookie decorating for kids sponsored by Cookie Cart
Face painting sponsored by Faith Formation
Game/activity for kids sponsored by Ascension Church
Craft activity sponsored by Interfaith Outreach

Avoid the long lines at the ticket booth. Fall Festival tickets will be available for purchase after all the Masses Aug. 27-28 and Sept. 10-11 and at the parish office after Aug. 29, during regular business hours. Tickets are used for food, beverages and kid’s games at Fall Festival. Tickets are $1 each. If you prefer to purchase your tickets at Fall Festival, we suggest you bring cash to shorten the wait time in the ticket line.

Entrance to Fall Festival is free!


Watch for sweepstakes tickets in the mail and return for a chance to win $2500, $1500 or $500 cash. Free will donation optional, all proceeds support your Holy Name of Jesus parish. Be sure to mail your sweepstakes tickets back soon to reach us before Fall Festival. Or drop them off at HNOJ during Mass.

Plenty of great food including our favorites…. homemade tamales from Ascension School & Parish, burgers, brats and hog dogs courtesy of the Knights of Columbus, and pizza served up hot by the Boy Scouts.

Quick Links:

Fall Festival Golf Scramble 2022

HNOJ 4th Annual Golf Event 

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Register today!

Sponsors needed

Contact Matt Scherer at 612-807-2155 or mattscherer81@gmail.com with questions or to get involved.


Volunteer Today!

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 

2022 Sponsor Registration Information

You or your business may sponsor Fall Festival 2022.  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 contact Michelle Hudlow at 763-233-0250.  


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