(Posted Aug. 4, 2022)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
St. Patrick School’s first Community Festival promises live entertainment, food trucks, children’s games, a craft show, bourbon and wine tastings, and more.
The event is set for 6-10 p.m. Aug. 12-13 at the school, 226 Elm St., London. Admission is free.
“This is not just a St. Patrick’s event. This is a Madison County community event,” said Cory Coburn, festival co-chair and a member of the St. Patrick school board. “You don’t have to have any affiliation with us. All are welcome. We want everyone to come out and enjoy a fun event.”
Several activities are taking place both nights of the festival, including a children’s area offering old-school carnival games and prizes, a glow party with glow sticks and glow necklaces, cotton candy and popcorn. Also taking place throughout the weekend are a craft show featuring approximately 30 vendors and a dunk tank with school officials and community leaders in the wet seat. Three or four food trucks will be set up each night until 10 p.m., serving everything from ice cream to pizza and fresh-cut fair fries.
Fun for adults includes bingo on Friday night and a euchre tournament on Saturday night, both in the Froning Center. The school patio is the place to be for a bourbon tasting on Friday night and a wine tasting on Saturday night. Tickets are $40 for each event, available for purchase on site, and include five samples and a commemorative glass custom-designed for the event. BST Trucking is sponsoring the tastings.
The schedule of events is as follows:
Friday, Aug. 12
6-9 p.m. – Craft show
6-9:30 p.m. – Children’s activities
6-9:30 p.m. – Victorious KayBirds (rock, soul, blues and country)
6-10 p.m. – Bourbon tastings
7-9 p.m. – Bingo
Saturday, Aug. 13
5 p.m. – Mass
6-8 p.m. – Bill Foley Band (rock favorites from 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s)
6-9 p.m. – Craft show and children’s activities
6-9:30 p.m. – Wine tasting
7:30-9 p.m. – Euchre tournament
8-10 p.m. – Paradygm Shyft (Top 40 rock, pop and country music)
The Community Festival serves as a fundraiser for St. Patrick School which serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Proceeds go toward tuition assistance and facility improvements, among other projects.
Karie Randall and Melissa Holloway join Coburn as co-chairs of the event.