Guide to FallFest 2022

Event Details

When: Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 11am – 10pm

Where: St. Gerard Majella parking lots and gym

We are excited to announce the events for FallFest 2022 at St. Gerard Majella. Please read through our Guide to FallFest 2022 for all the details of this fun-filled day. We can’t wait to see you there!

Just a Little History

For those new to the SGM community, FallFest has been a staple parish gathering since 1979. It started as craft fair with chicken dinner, complete with a cake walk.  43 years later, the format has changed, but the goal is still the same: to bring our SGM community together for a day of food, fellowship, and fun!

 

What Makes FallFest Possible? Volunteers!

So many people are responsible for bringing FallFest together. But, to truly make the day of FallFest successful, we need your help!  We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available via our SignUp Genius. Please consider signing up for one or more slots. Thank you in advance for your support!

 

Cashless at FallFest

The FallFest team is working to make this event as cashless as possible. While we will still accept cash, and have an ATM on site, we strongly encourage pre-purchasing your ride and inflatable wristbands and/or tickets (more information below), leveraging prepaid gift cards or Greenlight debit cards for kids, or just relying on your credit card to make purchases throughout the day. We appreciate your help in limiting cash at FallFest.

 

Parking and Transportation

Parking will be available at Vineyard Community Church on Dougherty Ferry as well as in the St. Luke’s Hospital parking lot off Dougherty Ferry. A shuttle service will pick up and drop off at both locations throughout the entirety of FallFest.

 

What to Expect at FallFest

Food

Food service runs all day, from 11am – 8pm. We have a variety of menu items including: hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, chicken tenders and chicken breast and pulled pork sandwiches.

Taste of SGM adds another food option for attendees. Three Kings Public House as well as their new Latin American restaurant, Tres Reyes (coming soon to the Colonnade Center in Des Peres), will have additional food options for you to purchase.  They will operate from 4-7pm.

The snack tent will be open all day, from 11am – 10pm. Here you can buy Pretzel Boys pretzels, Ted Drewes, candy, water and soda.

 

Drinks

Don’t miss our Beer Tent!  Here you can pick from a variety of beer on tap, purchase wine and seltzers. While visiting the beer tent, don’t forget to try your luck in Chuck-a-Luck!

 

Music

We will have live bands performing at FallFest including:

  • 1:00 – 3:30 pm: Edge of Blue
  • 4:00 – 7:00pm: Guilty Pleasures
  • 7:30 – 10:30pm: Midlife Crisis

 

Entertainment

Carnival rides for all ages will be part of the FallFest fun!  Advance ticket and wristband sales are available at SGMFallFest22.givesmart.com or text SGMFallFest22 to 76278. Purchases can also be made at FallFest. Rides will operate from 11am – 10pm.

In the gym this year we will have 2 bounce house/obstacle courses for the older kids, plus 2 bounce house options for the younger kids. We are bringing back the dunk tank, which will be running in the afternoon in front of the school office. Advance sales for inflatable wristbands can be purchased via the link above or purchased at FallFest. Inflatables will operate from 11am – 6pm. Contact Mary Ellen Shepard meshepard26@gmail.com with questions.

 

Fundraising

Mega Majella 50/50 Raffle – Buy your Mega Majella 50/50 raffle ticket for $100 and be entered to win the grand price of 50% of the total ticket sales. Our goal is to sell 500 tickets. That's right, our goal is a winning prize of $25,000! An early bird drawing for $500 will be held on September 12th.  The 50/50 grand prize winner will be drawn at the end of FallFest. You do not need to be present to win. Mega Majella tickets can be purchased via GiveSmart, FaithDirect  or the Parish Office. Contact Martha Heisner marthaheisner@gmail.com with questions.

Dollar Raffle – Our Dollar Raffle tickets are a way for the students to get involved with fundraising.  Sheets of tickets were sent home with SGM students. PSR students can pick up sheets at the back of church. Additional ticket sheets can be found in the school office, the back of church and the parish office. Tickets are $1 each or 12 for $10. Winning tickets will be drawn at the end of FallFest for 5 prizes totaling $1500. Student and homeroom incentives are also available. Contact Liz Lough lizlough@att.net with questions.

Silent Auction – Each year at FallFest we have a variety of silent auction items up for grabs, available this year via online bidding. Visit GiveSmart or text SGMFallFest22 to 76278, and you can preview all the items available to bid on. Bidding will begin at 10am the day of FallFest and conclude at 10:00pm. Contact Leigh-Anne Brueggenjohann leighannebrueggenjohann@gmail.com with questions.

FallFest Parties – They’re back! We are excited to bring back FallFest Parties this year. We have moved all party sign-ups online via this link  GiveSmart or text SGMFallFest22 to 76278. Party sign-ups will begin at 10am on the day of FallFest and conclude either when a party is full or one week post FallFest. Contact Leigh-Anne Brueggenjohann leighannebrueggenjohann@gmail.com with questions.

 

3rd Annual FallFest Eve Cornhole Tournament

Join the volunteers and help set up for FallFest. Then, stay for some friendly competition as we throw some bags.  The fields will be open, so kids are welcome.

When: Friday, September 23, 2022, from 6-9pm (rain or shine)

Where: Either in front of school or by Ballas Rd.

What: Cornhole (Pool Play: 2 games guaranteed & Playoffs), Bring a set of bags if you have one, please!

Cost: $50/two-person team (includes food & beverages).

Pay through Venmo
Payouts for top 3 teams

Sign up online.

 

A big shout out of thanks to the numerous committee chairs and volunteers who have been pulling together the plans for FallFest 2022! We look forward to seeing you on September 24th.


With Gratitude-


Matt McHugh & Erin Zlatic
FallFest 2022 Co-Chairs

mattmchughstl@icloud.com
erinzlatic@gmail.com