Summer Fun and Delicious Food at International Family Festival at Ss. Robert & William, Aug 10-13

Lots of fun games and prizes at the Ss. Robert & William International Family Festival!

The seventh annual International Family Festival at Ss. Robert & William Catholic Church, 367 E. 260th St., Euclid, is set for August 10-13. 

Enjoy live bands, inflatables, games, a beer tent, homemade pierogi, stuffed cabbage, delicious food, hands-on activities, pony rides, Chinese Auction and a chance to win a 2017 Honda Accord Lease for three years or $12,500 in cash.

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; The band New Barley Corn will play from 7:00-9:15 pm
  • Friday is Eastern European Night: Slovenian sausage, stuffed cabbage, cabbage and noodles; The band Patty C and the Guys will play from 5:30-9:30 pm
  • Saturday is German Night: Bratwurst, potato pancakes, large soft pretzels; Eric and Nancy Noltkamper will provide German music from 5:30-9:30 pm
  • Sunday is Italian Day: Italian sausage subs, cavatellis and meatballs; Accordionist Ralph Szubski will play from 10 am to 1 pm and Don DiSantis will entertain from 2 -5 pm

Bands scheduled to play on the Main Stage include: 

  • Thursday 6:30-9:30 pm: The Pop Tarts (Retro 60’s girl group band)
  • Friday7:00-11:00 pm: Festivus (Classic Rock)
  • Saturday 7:00-11:00 pm: The Spazmatics (80’s cover band)
  • Sunday 12:30-3:00 pm: The Joey Tomsick Orchestra (Polka)
  • Sunday: 3:00-4:00 pm: Father McNeil Country Hour (Country)
  • Sunday 4:00-5:00 pm: Roxbury (Sing-a-long songs & Irish favorites)
  • Sunday 5:30-8:00 pm: Phil 'n the Blanks (Classic rock favorites)


Delicious Ethnic and Festival Food 

A wide variety of foods will be offered, including 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.

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

Adult Casino Games Back by popular demand!

Black Jack Tables: Friday and Saturday from 7:00-11:00 pm. Adult Midway game area near the Casino area will offer crowd-pleasing and super fun games such as Money wheels, two “Over & Under” dice tables, “Big 6 Wheel” and Instants.

New for 2017: An Art Walk/Sale during the Oktoberfest hours will take place in the school hallway near the gym. There will also be 3on3 basketball tournaments, a teen stage and SRW Spirit Wear available for sale. Check our website and Facebook page for emerging details. 

102 FM Radio personalities Jenn & Tim will be on site Saturday night!

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 and a climbing wall! 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 Thursday, 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. Wristbands are $15 this year, which includes inflatables, ponies and rock wall.

  • The Euclid Beach Rocket Car is a la carte and $5 per ride.
  • Children's games/activities start at $.50 each

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. 13 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 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 Accord three-year 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 Prizes

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:

  • 4 Day Passes to Disney World and Airline Gift Card
  • Weber Spirit Grill with Cover
  • 55” Ultra HD Smart LED TV
  • Kitchen Aid Mixer
  • iRobot Roomba Vacuum
  • Ingersoll Rand Hi-Torque Kit
  • Kalahari Overnight
  • Fitbit Blaze Watch
  • Amazon Echo
  • Rachel Ray 12-Piece Bakeware, knives, and
  • Samsonite Luggage
  • Coach Mini Satchel
  • Tiffany Style Floor Lamp

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 Fruit Pie

Enter your best fruit pie recipe for our 4th Annual Bake Off Contest held in the Oktoberfest area on Sunday, August 13. Official entry forms can be found on our website at Bring the completed form and your pie to the judges table before 1 p.m. on Sunday. 

A Safe and Secure Festival

We have partnered all six years of our Festival with the Euclid Police Department for security. We meet with them months in advance and plan an Emergency Management Plan that assures safety for all people. Like last year, we have increased security with one additional armed officer at all times as well as extra Auxiliary Officers that are trained to notice suspicious activity. In addition, the armed officers will be assigned one zone each to watch over and patrol that zone for their entire shift.

For several years now, we have invited all police officers that are on duty in the City to stop for a free meal at our food both. We are thankful and appreciative of these fine men and women who protect us. Thank you to Chief Scott Meyer, Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail for working with SRW to make sure security and safety at the festival is our number one priority! Please keep our festival safety and our safety forces in your prayers. Be sure to thank them at the festival!

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors: Rick Case Honda, Hobe & Lucas Certified Public Accountants, Inc., Sievers Security, Inc., Western Reserve Interiors, Inc., Brickman Bros. Funeral Home, Middlefield Bank, Geauga Mechanical, Daugherty Construction, Raddell's Sausage Shop, Inc., VASJ, Action Carstar, Euclid Hospital, Tizzano's, Southeast Carpet, Inc., Paragon, Beach Club Bistro, Paul Davis Restoration, The Euclid Cowboy, and Caine Cleaning Company . Thank you so much for all sponsor support!

Visit for more information about the 7th Annual Ss. Robert and William International Family Festival.

Complete Festival Schedule:


THURSDAY Aug 10: 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!
  • 6:00-9:30 Oktoberfest Area hours (air conditioned)
  • 6:30-9:30 Band: Pop Tarts (Retro Girl Group Band), Main Tent
  • 7:00-9:15 Band: New Barleycorn (Irish), Oktoberfest Area (Gym, air conditioned)
  • SRW School Spirit Night!
  • 5:00-9:00 Ponies
  • 6:30-10:00 Outside Casino & Midway
  • 10:00 Festival Closes

FRIDAY Aug. 11: Open 5 to 11 p.m.

EUROPEAN NIGHT ~ Eastern European food served in Oktoberfest Area

  • 5 p.m. Festival Opens!
  • 5:00-10:00 Oktoberfest Area hours (air conditioned)
  • 6:30-9:30 Band: Patty C & The Guys (polka) Oktoberfest Area (air conditioned)
  • 7:00-11:00 Band: Festivus (Main Tent)
  • 5:00-9:00 Ponies
  • 6:00-11:00 Rocket Ship Rides
  • 5:00-10:00 Face painting
  • 6:30-11:00 Outside Casino & Midway
  • 7:00-11:00 Black Jack
  • 11 p.m. Festival Closes


SATURDAY Aug. 12: Open 5 to 11 p.m.

GERMAN NIGHT ~ German food served in Oktoberfest Area

  • 5 p.m. Festival Opens!
  • 5:00-10:00 Oktoberfest Area hours (air conditioned)
  • 5:00-9:00 Ponies
  • 6:00-10:00 Rocket Ship Rides
  • 5:00-10:00 Face Painting
  • 6:30-11:00 Outside Casino & Midway
  • 7:00-11:00 Black Jack
  • 5:30-9:30 Band: Eric & Nancy Noltkamper (German, Oktoberfest Area)
  • 7:00-11:00 Band: The Spazmatics (80’s Cover Band) (Main Tent)
  • 11 p.m. Festival closes

SUNDAY Aug. 13: Open 12 noon to 8 p.m.

ITALIAN DAY ~ Italian food served in Oktoberfest Area

  • 10:00-6:00 Oktoberfest Area hours (air conditioned)
  • 10:00-1:00 Ralph Szubski (Accordionist) in Oktoberfest Area
  • 11:00-12:00 Polka Mass with The Joey Tomsick Orchestra
  • 12:00-4:00 Car Cruise In
  • 12:00-5:00 Face Painting
  • 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
  • 3:00-4:00 Band: Father McNeil’s Country Hour
  • 1:00 Drop off Fruit Pies for the Bake-Off to the Vienna Café
  • 4:00-5:00: Roxbury (Sing-a-long songs from the ‘40’s to present + Irish favorites!)
  • 2:00 Fruit Pie Bake-Off Winners Announced!
  • 5:30-8:00 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 2018!

Kristi Ward

Kristi Ward is a Euclid resident as well as a parishioner and volunteer at Ss. Robert and William. 

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