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THE 2018 SAINTS SIMON AND JUDE PARISH  FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD ON JULY 12TH, 13TH AND 14TH.

THE FUN STARTS AT 6PM EACH NIGHT!!!!!!

FESTIVAL TEAR DOWN IS SUNDAY JULY 15, 2018 FROM 9:00AM TO 5:00PM – PLEASE STOP BY AND HELP US!!! WE NEED YOU!!!

The Saints Simon & Jude Parish Festival is simply amazing! Over 10,000 people join us for all the fun! It’s been called “the best around” and this year we plan on having an even bigger and better festival. The festival is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy lots of fun with your family and friends all while supporting our parish. We have games, rides, food, sky divers, a petting zoo, home show,a huge Chinese auction, a car raffle and much more!

Come hungry because we have the best festival food around. This year we have a huge selection of food from the Italian booth, Irish booth, Polish booth, Mexican Booth, Apple Dumplings, Pizza, Fry Daddies/Barbecue Pit, Funnel Cakes, Cotton Candy, Snow cones, Popcorn, Ice Cream, a Bake Sale, Beer, Margarita’s, Soda and the list goes on!  Why not plan to have your dinner at the festival all three nights and try everything – you’ll be happy you did!

You can find fun games and great prizes all over the festival grounds including Sports prizes, Pick a Ticket, Animal Wheel, Duck Pond, Krazy Kans, Wiffle Toss, Pig Race, Magnetic Darts, Bowler Roller and too much more to list here.

We also have games of chance like the Money Wheel, Birthday Wheel, Big Six, and much more. Come out and try your luck! We even have a flea market in our gymnasium with loads of great stuff that you won’t want to miss!

This year we are going to have the best entertainment ever. There will be excitement for all members of the family with gymnasts, dancers, celebrity appearances, karaoke all night, costumed characters and SKY DIVERS EVERY NIGHT AT 8:00PM!!! These attractions and many others will fill the festival grounds with fun and excitement!

Outside at the Karaoke stage we have a karaoke competition every night that everyone can enjoy! Winners each night advanced to the finals and on Saturday night we crown the grand champion who wins half of the money collected in his or her voting basket!!!!!! The Karaoke starts right after any scheduled entertainment.

This year on the Entertainment Stage – Friday at 6:30PM – 7:30PM –Gymsport

ENTERTAINMENT STAGE THIS YEAR!!!! We are going to have two amazing live bands on our all new entertainment stage which was located by the football field goalpost closest to Greentree Road. We also have the amazing Shovlin Irish Dancers on Saturday in the gymnasium and the awesome gymnasts from Gymsport on Friday at the entertainment stage! Here is the information on the bands playing the entertainment stage!

Thursday – 6:30 – 9:30PM – Seventy Times Seven – Local rockers who reach out to the world with contemporary Christian music that witnesses to the glory of God. The band performs a repertoire that includes over 60 original CCM songs and more than 300 of the most popular Christian songs ever written, ranging from classic hymns to modern praise and worship choruses and CCM hits. Worship leader, keyboardist and songwriter B.J. Collins is a Saints Simon and Jude Alumni and is backed by a group of gifted musicians, including his son, Bo Collins, on bass guitar and vocals, Shawn Opfer on guitar, and Al Mosovsky on drums.  70×7’s live concert performances are powered by the Word of God in scriptures adapted to contemporary music. 70×7 partners with church ministries throughout the region in both the concert and worship settings.

Saturday – 7pm – 8pm – Osborne Wolfgang – Is  four energetic musicians who attend Chartiers Valley High School. These young musicians started playing together three years ago. They clicked from the beginning and have never looked back. They play classic rock songs as well as new hits from today’s rock artists. Watch these guys, they could just be the next big thing!

BIG SHOTS – HERE IS YOUR TICKET!!! All parking is free at the festival, but for you BIG SHOTS we now offer VIP Valet parking for a suggested donation of only $10 per car!! You will pull right up to the festival and never have to worry about your car. When you are ready to leave the valet will get your car and you will be on your way. It’s going to be amazing.  Please look for the VALET signs at the entrance to the festival. Handicapped parking is free with the Valet.

IT’S FIVE O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE!!! Get your island gear on now and head to our cool festival attraction that is featuring your favorite boat drinks including Margarita’s!

HIDDEN TREASURES IN THE GYMNASIUM!!!! Well not really, but we are going to have the coolest flea market sale in the area!! Stop in the gymnasium and pick up a treasure or two to add to your home. Our workers have been collecting cool stuff all year and you are bound to find something that you can’t live without!

THE “HOME SHOW IS BACK AT THE FESTIVAL AND IT IS GOING TO BE BETTER THAN EVER!!!!

We went to home shows across Pittsburgh and found the companies that are the “Best of the Best” at what they do, and we created our own home show! These high-quality companies will be showing their wares each night at the Saints Simon and Jude Parish Festival.

If you like home show events, this is an awesome event – and it’s free admission!

OTHER COOL STUFF!

Froggy Radio will be here broadcasting live on Friday with free giveaways, the Froggy Mascot and a big announcement for our Chinese Auction booth!!

The Festival is advertised in All of Southwestern Pennsylvania including The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Pennysaver,  Green Sheet, Billboards, Bus Shelters, Yard Signs, Facebook, Twitter, website and Mailers! So tell all your friends about it and we will see you at the festival!!!!

Take a look at all the pages on this site for more info. We hope to see you at the festival!!!

FESTIVAL SET UP IS SATURDAY JULY 7, 2018 – BEGINS AT 8AM – PLEASE STOP BY AND GIVE US A HAND!

FESTIVAL TEAR DOWN IS SUNDAY JULY 15, 2018 – WE START AT 9AM – PLEASE STOP BY AND GIVE US A HAND!