St. Joseph Catholic Church will hold their 50th Labor Day Weekend Festival on Friday, August 30th through Sunday, September 1st on the parish grounds located at 2214 Manhattan, in Erie.
Tasty festival delights kick-off on Friday with a Perch Basket, so there’s no need to wait until Lent to eat some of that famous St. Joseph’s perch. A Steak Dinner will be offered on Saturday at 2:00pm and the delicious Chicken Dinner will be on Sunday beginning at 12:30 pm. Along with these specialty dinners there will be sausage, ice cream, funnel cakes and much more all weekend.
Festival goers will enjoy free admission and continuous entertainment all weekend. Entertainment headliners are “Skittle Bots “on Friday from 8:00 pm to midnight. On Saturday we have “Bareli, May, & Dale” from 3:00pm. to 6:00pm. and “Sugar Pax” from 8:0pm. to midnight. We’re excited to once again have Polka Dancing on Sunday with “Millie’s Polka Band” from 2:30pm – 6:3 0pm. The festival will end with “56 Daze” from 8:00pm - midnight.
This year we are having our first annual Panther 5k Run/Walk which will be held on Saturday at 9am. The Car & Bike Show will be held from noon to 3pm on Saturday and the Craft Show will be held from 10:00am - 4:00pm. There will b e a Watermelon eating contest from 2pm – 3pm on Saturday. Other tournaments include men’s and women’s softball, 3-on-3 basketball and our annual Cornhole tournament. To register for any of these events, call the parish rectory at 734-848-6125.
The festival offers bingo, kid’s games, Inflatables by Simpsons Moon Walk and a petting zoo by Duke Petting Farm. A gambling tent with Texas Hold'em, Blackjack, and Big Six Wheel will be available all weekend. There will be Bingo every day until 9:00pm