Enjoy Four Days of Food and Fun at the Ss. Robert & William International Family Festival, August 11-14

Festivus plays Friday night on the Main Stage. Many bands play throughout the weekend -- on two separate stages (one is air conditioned).

Join neighbors and friends at the sixth annual International Family Festival at Ss. Robert & William Catholic Church, 367 E. 260th St., Euclid, August 11-14.

Enjoy live bands, inflatables, games, homemade pierogi, stuffed cabbage, delicious food, hands-on activities, pony rides, Chinese Auction and a chance to win a 2016 Honda Accord Lease for three years or $12,500 in cash.

Bands scheduled to play include: The New Barleycorn (Irish), Ulterior Motive (formerly Midlife Crisis), Patty C and the Boys (Polka) and the Joey Tomsick Orchestra (Polka). New this year: Sunday, August 14 is Italian Day featuring Dom and Russ, "The Modern Day Rat Pack." Father Scott Goodfellow’s band “Zug” will also play for the first time this year. For ongoing updates, follow Ss Robert William International Family Festival on Facebook or visit www.srweuclid.cc.

Complete Festival Schedule:

THURSDAY Aug 11: Open 5 to 10 p.m. ~ Ss. Robert & William School Spirit Night!
IRISH NIGHT ~ Irish food served in Oktoberfest Area
5 p.m. Festival Opens!
6:00-9:00 Oktoberfest Area hours (air conditioned)
6:30-9:30 Band: Cruisin’ with Ron Howard (Motown), Main Tent
7:00-9:15 Band: New Barleycorn (Irish), Oktoberfest Area (Gym, air conditioned)
SRW School Spirit Night activities!
5:00-9:00 Ponies
5:00-10:00 Laser Tag
7:00-7:30 Mickie & Minnie (Children’s Area)
6:30-10:00 Outside Casino & Midway
10:00 Festival Closes

FRIDAY Aug. 12: Open 5 to midnight
EUROPEAN NIGHT ~ Eastern European food served in Oktoberfest Area
5 p.m. Festival Opens!
6:00-10:00 Oktoberfest Area hours (air conditioned)
5:00-7:00 WINT’s Game-playing Street Team! (concession area)
5:00-9:00 Ponies
6:00-11:00 Rocket Ship Rides
5:00-10:00 Laser Tag
5:00-10:00 Face painting
6:30-11:00 Outside Casino & Midway
6:30-9:30 Band: Patty C & The Boys (polka) Oktoberfest Area (air conditioned)
7:00-11:00 Band: Festivus (Main Tent)
Midnight Festival Closes

SATURDAY Aug. 13: Open 5 to midnight
GERMAN NIGHT ~ German food served in Oktoberfest Area
5 p.m. Festival Opens!
6:00-10:00 Oktoberfest Area hours (air conditioned)
5:00-9:00 Ponies
6:00-10:00 Rocket Ship Rides
5:00-10:00 Laser Tag
5:00-10:00 Face Painting
6:30-11:00 Outside Casino & Midway
6:30-9:30 Band: Eric & Nancy Noltkamper (German, Oktoberfest Area)
7:00-12:00 Band: Ulterior Motive (formerly Midlife Crisis) (Main Tent)
Midnight Festival closes

SUNDAY Aug. 14: Open 12 noon to 8 p.m.
ITALIAN DAY ~ Italian food served in Oktoberfest Area
11:00-12:00 Polka Mass with The Joey Tomsick Orchestra
12:00-6:30 Oktoberfest Area hours (air conditioned)
12:00-4:00 Car Cruise In
12:00-5:00 Face Painting
5:00-8:00 Laser Tag
12:00-8:00 Outside Casino & Midway
12:30-3:00 Band: The Joey Tomsick Orchestra (Main Tent)
1:00-3:00 Euclid Safety Forces
1:00-6:00 Ponies
3:00-5:00 Band: Zug, Father Scott’s & Associates)
2:00 Drop off Bake-Off items to the Vienna Café
2:00-5:00 Band: Dom & Russ, “The Modern Day Rat Pack” (Italian, Oktoberfest Area)
3:00 Bake-Off Winners Announced!
5:00-8:00 Band: Phil ‘n the Blanks (Main Tent)
5:30 pm International Raffle Closes (Oktoberfest Area)
6:00 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 2017!

An Abundance of Food

Food offered throughout the festival will include homemade stuffed cabbage, sizzling ribs, chicken, brats, hamburgers and hot dogs, steamed clams, and award-winning Raddell’s Sausage. Homemade ethnic favorites will also be served, such as pierogi’s, cabbage and noodles, Slovenian smoked sausage, cabbage and noodles, cavatelli’s and meatballs, sausage sandwiches, chicken parmesan and meatball sandwiches. Beverages such as homemade lemon shake-ups, Cleveland’s own Great Lakes Beer products and cold pop will be available throughout the weekend.

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 and ice cream will also be for sale.

The air-conditioned Oktoberfest area will feature a different menu each day of the festival to accompany the entertainment:
• Thursday is Irish Night: corned beef sandwiches, Irish soda bread
• Friday is Eastern European Night: Slovenian sausage, stuffed cabbage, cabbage and noodles
• Saturday is German Night: Bratwurst, potato pancakes, large soft pretzels
• Sunday is Italian Day: Italian sausage subs, cavatellis and meatballs

A Pastry Booth in the Oktoberfest Area will offer homemade bakery lovingly prepared by SRW Parishioners. Guests who are too full for pastries can request a take-home box to enjoy later. 

Adult Casino Games Back by popular demand is the Adult Midway game area near the Casino area with crowd-pleasing and super fun games such as Money wheels, two “Over & Under” dice tables, “Big 6 Wheel” and Instants. 

Kiddie Korner: The children’s area will have a Prize Wheel, crafts, 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. 

Back this year: inflatables, a climbing wall and laser tag! Euclid Beach Rocket Ship Car rides will be back on Friday and Saturday, along with inflatables and pony rides all four days. Face painting will be available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Game tickets will be used to play 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 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Most games will have tokens for the children 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. Mickey and Minnie will perform in the Children’s area on Thursday, August 11th from 7 to 7:30 p.m. 

  • Wristbands are $15 this year, which includes inflatables, ponies and rock wall. 
  • Laser Tag and The Euclid Beach Rocket Car are a la carte and are $5 per game/ride. 
  • Children's games/activities start at $.50ea.

Classic Car Cruise-In on 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. 14 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.

$12,500 Raffle or New Honda Lease and Chinese Auction Baskets
New this year! Enter our raffle for a chance to win a new Honda Lease or the $12,500 Grand Raffle Prize. The 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 $12,500 Raffle or New Honda Lease will take place at 8 p.m.

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:

  • Weber Spirit Grill with Cover
  • 2016 HP Pavilion IPS Laptop
  • 2016 Hisense 43" Ultra HD Smart LED TV
  • Kitchen Aid Mixer
  • Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer
  • Breville, The Juice Fountain & Juice Recipes
  • Rachel Ray 12-Piece Cookware
  • $100 Southwest Airlines Gift Card, Luggage
  • Citizens Watch
  • Cuisinart Ice Cream maker
  • Coach Purse
  • Cobra drive HD, Dash Cam
  • Picnic Basket with Chair
  • Bracelet, Necklace and more!

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.

Bake Off Theme is Cupcakes!
Enter your best cupcake recipe for our 4th Annual Bake Off Contest held in the Oktoberfest area on Sunday, August 14. Official entry forms can be found on our website at www.srweuclid.cc. Bring the completed form and your cupcakes to the judges table before 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Thank you to our Sponsors: Rick Case Honda, Hobe & Lucas Certified Public Accountants, Inc., Sievers Security, Inc., Western Reserve Interiors, Inc., Brickman Bros. Funeral Home, Liberty Bank, N.A., Geauga Mechanical, Daugherty Construction, Raddell's Sausage Shop, VASJ, Action Carstar, Euclid Hospital, Power Alarm, Tizzano's, Southeast Carpet and Sims Buick. Thank you so much for all sponsor support!

Visit our Facebook Page or www.srweuclid.cc for more information about the 6th Annual Ss. Robert and William International Family Festival. We hope to see you there!

Kristi Ward

Kristi Ward is a Euclid resident and parishioner at Ss. Robert and William. She provides marketing communication services and support to businesses and non-profit organizations. 

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