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Fall Festival

Historical Background

The Fall Festival has been an annual event at Saint William Catholic Church since 2-3 decades ago when the church was just a small parish. Since 2005, the Fall Festival has generated $563,043 for the church. Money raised from the festival supports the parish in building new facilities for gathering in worship and fellowship.

 

Fall Festival Committee and Volunteers

The planning and execution of the event is a huge undertaking in time, talent and treasure and involves many ministries. There are approximately 35-40 booths at the festival. The festival requires approximately 450 man-hours from the Fall Festival committee and other volunteers to make this event flow smoothly. The Fall Festival committee is normally made up of 10-15 people. Each person handles a specific task that furthers the goals and objectives of making the festival a success.

 

Fall Festival Activities

A popular feature each year is the drawing which includes exciting grand prizes such as big cash/gift card prizes, car give-away or the grand prize in 2012, a $15,000 Visa Card. Over the last couple of years, tickets have been sold at $10/ticket or 12 tickets for $100 and have generated approximately $80,000-$90,000, to-date.

The Fall Festival is normally held on the first or second weekend in October.  Prominently displayed and a favorite of parish families and Round Rock neighbors are the wide variety of amazing family friendly activities that appeal to persons of all ages, including delicious food and games.

  • Food: Enchiladas, hot dogs, hamburgers, Chinese food, African food, funnel cakes, gorditas and more.
  • Games: Petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, moonwalks, a softball tournament, football toss and more.

Other fun activities include a Sports bar with television screens showing football games while serving delicious chicken wings and cold beverages.

Visitors can also enjoy a full live-music line-up that features popular headliners from all music genres. In recent years, performers have included Gary Hobbs, Grupo Stampede, and more.  Admission to the Fall Festival is completely free and open to the general community.

 

Fall Festival Kick-off

The kick-off to the Fall Festival normally begins with the “Oktoberfest” Dinner and Auction on a Friday evening and followed by the festival on Saturday morning.

The Oktoberfest attendees are served an authentic German dinner followed by an extensive list of attractive live and silent auction items.