Enjoy Four Days of Food and Fun at the Fifth Annual International Family Festival at Ss. Robert and William, August 13-16

Enjoy grilled foods, homemade pierogies and stuffed cabbage, hoemade bakery, refreshing beverages and more at the SRW International Family Festival, Aug 13-16.

Join neighbors and friends at the fifth annual International Family Festival at Ss. Robert & William Catholic Church, 367 E. 260th St., Euclid, August 13-16.  

Enjoy live bands, rides, games, homemade pierogi, stuffed cabbage, delicious food, hands-on activities, pony rides, Chinese Auction and a chance to win a $10,000 raffle prize. For more information, follow us at Ss Robert William International Family Festival on Facebook or visit www.srweuclid.cc.

Festival Schedule:

THURSDAY Aug 13: Open 5 to 10 p.m. ~ Ss. Robert & William School Spirit Night!
5 p.m. Festival Opens!
6:00-9:00 Oktoberfest Area hours (air conditioned)
6:15-7:00 Dog Show (Main Tent)
7:00-10:00 Band: New Barley Corn (Main Tent)
7:00-10:00 Outside Casino
7:30-9:00 SRW School Spirit Night
5:00-9:00 Ponies
5:00-10:00 Rocket Ship Rides
5:00-10:00 Laser Tag
6:00-9:00 DJ: Rich Smith (Oktoberfest Area)
10:00 Festival Closes

FRIDAY Aug. 14: Open 5 to midnight
4:00-5:30 WINT AM’s LIVE Friday Radio Show
5:00-7:00 WINT’s Game-playing Street Team! (concession area)
5:00-6:00 Outdoor Mass
5:00-9:00 Ponies
5:00-10:00 Rocket Ship Rides
5:00-11:00 Laser Tag
5:00-10:00 Face painting
6:00-10:00 Oktoberfest Area hours (air conditioned)
6:00-12:00 Band: Midlife Crisis (Main Tent)
6:00-12:00 Outside Casino
6:30-8:30 Singer: Katie Cooper (Irish) (Oktoberfest Area)
Midnight Festival Closes

SATURDAY Aug. 15: Open 5 to midnight
6:00-10:00 Oktoberfest Area hours (air conditioned)
5:00-9:00 Ponies
5:00-10:00 Rocket Ship Rides
5:00-11:00 Laser Tag
6:00-10:00 Face Painting
6:00-12:00 Outside Casino
6:30-9:30 Band: Patty C & The Boys (Polka) (Oktoberfest Area)
7:00-11:00 Band: Festivus (Main Tent)
Midnight Festival closes

SUNDAY Aug. 16: Open 12 noon to 8 p.m.
11:00-12:00 Polka Mass with The Joey Tomsick Orchestra
12:00-6:00 Oktoberfest Area hours (air conditioned)
12:00-4:00 Car Cruise In
12:00-5:00 Face Painting
12:00-7:00 Laser Tag
12:00-8:00 Outside Casino
12:30-3:00 Band: The Joey Tomsick Orchestra (Main Tent)
1:00-3:00 Euclid Safety Forces
1:00-6:00 Ponies
2:00 Drop off Bake-Off items to the Vienna Café
2:00-5:00 Singer: Steve Hegedus (Variety) (Oktoberfest Area)
3:00 Bake-Off Winners Announced!
5:00-8:00 Band: Phil ‘n the Blanks (Main Tent)
5:30 Father McNeil’s Country Hour (Main Tent)
5:00 pm International Raffle Closes (Oktoberfest Area)
7:00 pm High-End Raffle Closes
6:00 pm Chinese Raffle Closes (Garage)
8:00 pm Grand Prize Drawing (Main Tent)
8:00 pm Festival officially closes until 2016!


New this year: Homemade stuffed cabbage! Plus, hot from the grill: sizzling ribs, chicken, brats, hamburgers and hot dogs, steamed clams, and award-winning Raddell’s Sausage! Homemade ethnic favorites like pierogi’s, cabbage and noodles and cavatelli’s and meatballs.  Sip refreshing beverages such as homemade lemon shake-ups, Cleveland’s own Great Lakes Beer products and cold pop.

Enjoy Italian favorites such as cavatelli, sausage sandwiches, chicken parmesan and meatball sandwiches. Of course, there will be All-American festival favorites like hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ ribs, BBQ and baked chicken, bratwurst, elephant ears, cotton candy, root beer floats, sundaes and cones, ice cream and lemon shake-ups.  To top off your hearty meal, stop by the Pastry Booth inside the school for homemade bakery lovingly made by SRW Seniors. If you’re too full for pastries, request a take-home box to enjoy later. Plenty of food options will tempt your taste buds. Come to the Festival and let us serve you!

Adult Casino Games Money wheels, two “Over & Under” dice tables, “Big 6 Wheel” and Instants. An Adult Midway will be added near the Casino area (thank you, Wendy Hudik, Mark Dean and Andrea Ralph). 

More Entertainment – More Fun!

Back this year: Laser Tag! Plus more carnival rides, a climbing wall and laser tag! Euclid Beach Rocket Ship Car rides will be back on Friday and Saturday, along with real carnival rides and pony rides all four days. Face painting by Painted Peacock on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Kiddie Korner: The children’s area offers carnival rides, a Prize Wheel, Euclid Beach Rocket Car Rides, crafts, face painting, pony rides (all three days) and affordable games such as Knock-down-the-Cat, Birthday Wheel, Dime Toss, Giant Plinko, Putt-Putt and Pasta Smash. Festival volunteers have been working hard to gather prizes, crafts and treats for the Children’s Area. Also, stop by the “Photo Booth” on Friday to capture the great memories you’ll be making at the Festival!

Game tickets will be sold at .50 each and can be used to play the kiddie games, for activities and crafts in the craft tent and for face painting. Please note that some games and activities could cost one, two, or four tickets each. Face painting, crafts and kids games will end at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Most games will have tokens for the kids to win and redeem at a Prize Redemption Tent, similar to Chuck E Cheese's! Purchase a festival t-shirt and LED blinky novelties in the T Shirt tent on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Ride prices will be as follows:

  • $5 Rocket Ship
  • $3 All Festival Rides
  • $2 Kiddy activities
  • $5 Ponies
  • Best Value: $20 Wristbands (Wristbands are all-inclusive, except for Rocket Ship rides).

OLD FASHIONED SUNDAY! Spend an afternoon admiring vintage and classic cars on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Cars will be on display (weather permitting) in the parking lot section of the festival. Winners announced at 3 pm.

Polka Mass at 11 a.m. Sun., Aug. 16

You don’t want to miss the 11 a.m. Polka Mass featuring the Joey Tomsick Orchestra and Father John Betters presiding. Everyone loves the Joey Tomsick Orchestra, and their crowd-pleasing polka style will have you foot-tapping during mass. This polka polka mass reminds us of our unique cultural heritage here at Ss. Robert & William. 

$10,000 Raffle, Get Connected Technology Raffle & Chinese Auction Baskets

The $10,000 Grand Raffle Prize winning ticket will be drawn Sunday evening as the festival comes to a close. The Chinese Raffle Auction, with loaded baskets of gift certificates and prizes, will take place at 7 p.m. while the Main $10,000 Raffle and the “Get Connected” Raffle will take place at 7:45 p.m.

NEW! High-End Raffle

With great planning and a great amount of support from our parishioners, we are pleased to report that we have secured many fine gifts for our High End Raffle which will be located in the school hallway.  To pique your interest, here is a glimpse of what is being raffled off: 

Sharp Aquos 55' HD Smart TV
Kitchen Aid Mixer
6 Bottle Wine Cellar
14 piece Hard Enamel Nonstick, Rachel Ray Cookware
Lifesize “Fatheads” Vinyl Cling of LeBron James/Cavs
Lenox Crystal Bowl, Amber/Amethyst
Nespresso, Vertuoline Coffee Maker
Fire, HD 6, With Matching Leather Case
Samsung Smart Camera
Kindle Paperwhite
Proscan, 7” Tablet

Several other ‘surprises’ are in store for you at this raffle!  Make sure you stop by and take your chance on winning these special prizes.

NEW! Children’s Chinese Raffle!

New to the Oktoberfest Area (aka school gym) we are featuring a “Children’s Chinese Raffle.”  We have received a wonderful donation of “Danbury Mint” and “Hamilton Heritage” international, collectible Dolls.  Additional toys/games representing other cultures will also be featured.  Bring the children by to peruse – and take a chance – on these lovely treasures.

Wait, there’s more! 

First Annual Dog Show

New this year:  Show off your beautiful dog at the SRW International Family Festival Dog Show!  Thursday, August 13, 2015 6:15 p.m. in the Main Tent Area. 

Here is the Official Entry Form form, which you can click on to print out, fill out and turn in to the Rectory.

You’ll need to provide your name, your pet's name, your complete mailing address, phone number, email address and then check the categories you’ll be entering (Best Tail Wagging, Most Adorable, Most Obedient, Most Scruffiest, Least Obedient, People’s Choice).

There is an unlimited category entry fee of $25, or you can enter individual categories for $10 each. Entry fees are payable by check or credit card, and half of your fee will go to the Euclid Animal Shelter and the other half will directly benefit our parish and school!

  • Your signed registration form, with payment, is due to Ellen Ivory at the Parish Office no later than Wednesday, August 5, 2015.
  • SRW Festival Dog Show Rules:
  • The Pet/owner must report to the Main Tent area by 6 p.m. if you expect to participate.
  • Your pet must be leashed and manageable throughout the event.
  • For your pet’s comfort and safety, we request that they are taken from the premises immediately following the Dog Show.

Bake Off!

Enter your best Brownie or Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe for our 3rd Annual Bake Off Contest held in the Oktoberfest area on Sunday, August 16, 2015.  Click on the link below to print out an official entry form and bring it with you and your bakery to the judges table before 2 p.m. on the Sunday.

Don’t forget to nominate your children for this year’s “Prince/Princess” of the Festival.

Thank you to our sponsors: Euclid Hospital, Notre Dame College, Action Car Stars, TNT, Lake Catholic High School, Western Reserve Interiors, Raddell’s Sausage Shop, Liberty Bank, Brickman Funeral Home, the Euclid Cowboy, VASJ High School, and Mr. Chicken. Thank you so much for all sponsor support!

Mickey and Minnie will perform in the Children’s area on Thursday, August 13th from 7 to 7:30 p.m.  They will also be performing under the Main Tent on Sunday at 3 p.m.

Father Scott Goodfellow will be donating 12 homemade craft beers!

Visit our Facebook Page or www.srweuclid.cc for more information about the 5th Annual Ss. Robert and William International Family Festival. We hope to see you there!

Kristi Ward

Kristi Ward is a freelance marketing communications professional providing writing and public relations services to businesses and non-profits. She and her family are members of Ss. Robert and William Catholic Church.

Read More on Ss. Robert & William
Volume 6, Issue 8, Posted 7:11 PM, 08.09.2015