Thank you to our Country Fest sponsors, donors, and patrons!

The St Mary’s Country Fest Committee is excited to announce the return of the Parish’s annual community event on August 7th, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. It will be a slight different format this year but still plenty of Food, Friendship and Fun!

This year’s event will include the traditional fresh roasted pork, corn, and side dishes served from 1:00 – 5:00 PM.  Beer from Tighthead brewery in Mundelein will once again be featured and NEW THIS YEAR is the addition Stan’s Donuts food truck full of sweet treats available for purchase.

Look forward to a day filled with fun for all ages!

Admission is free as are most children’s games and exhibits.

Meal tickets on the day of the event are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 10 and under. Cash sales only on the day of the event.

Early Bird tickets will be for sale prior to the event at a reduced price! Adult meal tickets purchased prior to August 1st are only $15.  Tickets purchased in advance can be picked up at the Will Call desk on the day of the event. Purchase Early Bird tickets after Mass on the weekends of 7/17, 7/24 and 7/31 or online through Give Central.  Early Bird Tickets can be purchased using a credit card prior to the event. Day of event ticket sales will be cash only. See the link to purchase on this page.

Separate tickets for drinks, desserts, and raffles can be purchased on-site the day of the event.

Each parish family is asked to sell raffle tickets to family and friends. Sold raffle ticket stubs and money can be turned in to the parish office in advance or brought to the Country Fest.

Hay Rides and Raffle with $5,000 Grand Prize!

The event will showcase tractor hay rides around the scenic St. Mary campus. Enjoy a fun, family-friendly ride and soak up our beautiful country setting, touring the historic and legendary parish grounds!

The fun day will be capped off with the much anticipated Country Fest Raffle Draw. Big cash prizes will be won by some lucky Country Fest visitors!

Come for the food, stay for the fun! A wide range of fun activities for all ages will be held throughout the day. These include: children’s games, Touch a Firetruck and country hay rides!

Country Fest 2022 continues the time-honored traditions of the on-site pig roast. The feast will feature locally raised and locally procured pork, roasted on-site. You won’t want to miss this delicious meal served up with generous helpings of baked beans, potato salad, corn and fresh tomatoes.  Sweet treats from Stan’s Donuts will also be available for purchase as well as beer from Tighthead Brewing Company, wine, water and soft drinks. Come savor these home-style country flavors under while listening to live music under the tent.

Did you know that more than a 100 volunteers are needed for Country Fest? You can build new friendships in our parish community by volunteering for a Country Fest shift. Or, bring a friend or two with you to reconnect while lending a hand. Here’s a sampling of what’s needed:

  • Ticket Sellers for Meal and Raffle Tickets
  • Food Servers and Bartenders
  • Meal preparation in the kitchen
  • Children’s Games & Face Painting
  • Clean up/take down on Sunday, Aug. 7th 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Sign-up after Mass in the narthex or click the button below to see available volunteer opportunities!