The eighth annual International Family Festival at Ss. Robert & William Catholic Church, 367 E. 260th St., Euclid, is set for August 9-12.

Enjoy live bands, inflatables, games, a beer tent, homemade pierogi, stuffed cabbage, delicious food, hands-on activities, pony rides, High End and Chinese Auction and a chance to win a 2018 Honda Accord Lease for three years or $12,500 in cash.

The air-conditioned Oktoberfest area (located in the school gym) will feature a different menu each day of the festival to accompany the entertainment:

  • Thursday is Jazz Night: Jambalaya; Midtown Jazz 6:00-9:30 pm
  • Friday is Eastern European Night: Slovenian sausage, stuffed cabbage, cabbage and noodles; Band: Veseli Godci Bank/Polka 5:30-9:30 pm
  • Saturday is German Night: Bratwurst, potato pancakes, large soft pretzels; Band: Eric and Nancy Noltkamper 5:30-9:30 pm
  • Sunday is Italian Day: (Donuts served from 10 am –Noon) Italian sausage subs, cavatellis and meatballs; Entertainment: Tamil Jordan (Variety) 10 am – 1 pm and Don DiSantis 2:00-5:00 pm

Bands scheduled to play on the Main Stage include: 

  • Thursday 7:00-9:15 pm: New Barley Corn (Irish)
  • Friday7:00-10:30 pm: The Spazmatics (80’s cover band)
  • Saturday 7:00-11:00 pm: Festivus (Classic Rock)
  • Sunday 12:30-3:00 pm: The Joey Tomsick Orchestra (Polka)
  • Sunday 4:00-5:00 pm: Father McNeil Country Hour (Country)
  • Sunday 5:00-8:00 pm: Phil 'n the Blanks (Classic rock favorites)

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. Alesci’s is also represented this year, as well as Savannah’s Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn and Bob Cirino’s fine funnel cakes.  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 Bake Sale in the school all weekend 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.

An assortment of homemade pies will be served on Sunday next to the Sweet Shoppe.

Adult Casino Games are 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, 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, 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.

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. 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. Mickey and Minnie will perform in the Children’s area on Thursday, August 9th 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. 12 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

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 at 8 p.m.

High-End Raffle and Chinese Auction Baskets

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 and Chinese Auctions which will be located in the Oktoberfest area. Make sure you stop by and take your chance on winning these special prizes.  The drawing will take place at 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Bake Off Theme is Cupcakes!

Enter your best cupcake recipe for our Annual Bake Off Contest held in the school on Sunday, August 12. Bring the completed form and your cupcakes to the judges table before 2 p.m. on Sunday. 

A Safe and Secure Festival

Annually, we have partnered with the Euclid Police Department for security which assures safety for all people. These officers, as well as extra Auxiliary Officers, are trained to notice suspicious activity.

Thank you to Chief Meyer and his team and 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 Sponsors (as of this printing): Raddell's Sausage Shop, Inc., Farmers National Bank, Rick Case Motors, Inc., Middlefield Banking Company, VASJ High School, Hobe & Lucas Certified Public Accountants, Inc., Brickman Bros. Funeral Home, Sievers Security, Inc., Geauga Mechanical, Daugherty Construction, Fiorelli’s Grande Sweep, Euclid Hospital, The Euclid Cowboy, Tizzano’s and Power Alarm.  Thank you so much for all sponsor support!

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Complete Festival Schedule:


THURSDAY Aug 9: Open 5 to 10 p.m. ~ Ss. Robert & William School Spirit Night!

IRISH NIGHT ~ Featuring Irish food served in Main Tent/Jazz Night in the Oktoberfest Area

  • 5 p.m. Festival Opens! SRW School Spirit Night!
  • 5:00-9:30 Oktoberfest Area hours (air conditioned)
  • 6:00-9:30 Madtown Jazz: Oktoberfest Area (Gym, air conditioned)
  • 7:00-9:30 New Barleycorn (Irish), Main Tent
  • 5:00-9:00 Ponies
  • 7:00-7:30 Mickie & Minnie (Children’s Area)
  • 6:30-10:00 Outside Casino & Midway
  • 10:00 Festival Closes

FRIDAY Aug. 10: Open 5 to 11pm

EUROPEAN NIGHT ~ Eastern European food served in Oktoberfest Area

  • 5 p.m. Festival Opens!
  • 5:00-10:30 Oktoberfest Area hours (air conditioned)
  • 5:30-9:30 Veseli Godci Band (polka) Oktoberfest Area (air conditioned)
  • 7:00-11:00 The Spazmatics (80’s Cover Band) (Main Tent)
  • 5:00-9:00 Ponies
  • 6:00-11:00 Rocket Ship Rides
  • 6:30-11:00 Outside Casino & Midway
  • 7:00-11:00 Black Jack
  • 11:00 Festival Closes


SATURDAY Aug. 12: Open 5 to 11pm

GERMAN NIGHT ~ German food served in Oktoberfest Area

  • 5 p.m. Festival Opens!
  • 5:00-10:30 Oktoberfest Area hours (air conditioned)
  • 5:00-9:00 Ponies
  • 6:00-10:00 Rocket Ship Rides
  • 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: Festivus (Main Tent)
  • 11:00 Festival closes

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

ITALIAN DAY ~ Italian food served in Oktoberfest Area

  • 8:00 - Chinese & High End Raffles Open in Oktoberfest Area
  • 10:00 - Noon Donuts and Coffee served in Oktoberfest Area
  • 10:00-1:00 Tamil Jordan (Variety) in Oktoberfest Area
  • Noon-7:00 Oktoberfest Area hours (air conditioned)
  • 11:00-12:00 Polka Mass with The Joey Tomsick Orchestra
  • 12:00-4:00 Car Cruise In
  • 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
  • 2:00 Deadline to drop off Bake-Off items to Room 101 in the school
  • 4:00 Bake-Off Winners Announced!
  • 4:00-5:00 Band: Father McNeil’s Country Hour
  • 5:00-8:00 Band: Phil ‘n the Blanks (Main Tent)
  • 7:00 pm High-End Raffle Closes
  • 7:00 pm Chinese Raffle Closes
  • 8:00 pm Grand Prize Drawing (Main Tent)

8:00 pm Festival officially closes until 2019!

(Kristi Ward, contributor)

Ellen Ivory

Director of Development & Discipleship, Ss. Robert & William Parish

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