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

The St Mary’s Country Fest Committee is excited to announce the date for the Parish’s annual community event on August 6th, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Get ready to enjoy 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. Look forward to a day filled with fun for all ages!

Please come join our community for Country Fest on Sunday, Aug. 6 on St. Mary’s beautiful parish grounds. Let us work together to provide a fun environment and one that our family, friends and fellow parishioners experience community and truly encounter the love of Jesus. We pray the Lord may bless us with good weather and that a great sense of hospitality and welcome may prevail.

Use the buttons below to purchase Early Bird Tickets and explore the many volunteer opportunities available for the event.

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 or credit purchases are available on the day of the event. Raffle tickets are cash only.

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 7/8-7/9, 7/15-7/16 and 7/29-7/30 or online through Give Central. See the Early Bird Ticket 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 2023 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 will 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. 6th 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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

Your family or business can be a Country Fest sponsor and be an extra special part of the fun! There are many ways to contribute to help make this year’s Country Fest a big success.

Email for more information