Church festival season begins

Festival lovers can get started next weekend when Tiffin St. Mary and Fostoria St. Wendelin stage their annual summer events June 6-8 when parking lots are transformed into festival grounds. Both feature grand prizes of $10,000 and a variety of food, games, rides and drawings for all ages.

St. Mary June Fest

All booths at St. Mary Festival, 85 S. Sandusky St., are to be open 6-10 p.m. Friday. Stop at the Boutique Booth in the gym for garage sale-style shopping for baked goods, plants, books, crafts and household items, or purchase chances on new merchandise at the Golden Raffle. The recreation room in the school is to offer bingo all evening.

Outdoors, the beer garden (for ages 21 and older) is to have music by Expando Band.

Festival hours are 2-11 p.m. Saturday. The lunch stand will have sandwiches and slices of homemade pies and cakes for sale. Buttons the Clown will be handing out balloon creations 4-8 p.m., face painting is to be offered 2-8 p.m., bingo is 5-10 p.m., and a Texas Hold ’em tournament is to start at 7 p.m. Wally’s Great American Barbecue is to be served at 5:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Allie and the Rockers will play in the beer tent.

Sunday, the 5K run and 1K fun walk get started at 9 a.m. at Miami and Franklin streets. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. in the food tent near the rectory garage. The booths and rides are to be open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Volunteers will be cooking barbecue chicken dinners for serving 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the cafeteria. Carryouts and drive-through dinners can be picked up starting at 11 a.m. on Miami Street. Face painting is to run 1-5 p.m. and bingo hours are 1:30-6:30 p.m. Kevin Maiberger and Yvonne Ehrenfried are to perform in the beer garden. Prize drawings will conclude the festival.

For more information, call the parish office at (419) 447-2087.

St. Wendelin Festival

The 41st annual St. Wendelin Festival is to run June 6-8 on the school grounds, 533 N. Countyline St., Fostoria. Rides, games, Collectors’ Corner, an air-conditioned casino, brats and German potato salad, and other festival foods are to be offered all three days.

Hours are 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday and 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. Special family hours are 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday.

The third annual Steve Gillig Memorial 5K Run opens the festival at 6 p.m. Friday. In the Big Tent, adults can enjoy the sounds of Allie and the Rockers 7:30-11:30 p.m.

Saturday’s festivities include the 18th annual St. Wendelin Golf Classic. This four-person scramble tees off at 8 a.m. at Loudon Meadows Golf Course. A Mexican dinner is to be served 4-8 p.m. on the festival grounds. Bingo is to run 5-10 p.m. Saturday’s entertainment includes the Connor Rose Band 4-7 p.m. and Rutherford County 7:30-11:30 p.m. in the Big Tent.

Special attractions Sunday include chicken or ribs dinners, hosted by Dell’s Restaurant, six-time champion of Ohio State Rib-off. Serving starts at 11:30 a.m. until sold out or 6 p.m. Bingo is 1-6 p.m. Music is by Classic Trendz 1-4 p.m. and D.J. Kevin Yost 4-7 p.m. The festival concludes with the grand prize drawing at 7 p.m. The top prize is $10,000, with four smaller amounts to be awarded.

More details and registration forms for the 5K and golf outing are available online at


St. Peter School, 2-11 p.m. June 14, at Eighth and Finley streets, Upper Sandusky. Pork chop and barbecue chicken dinners, bingo, games, rides, bratwurst, beer garden, auction, live music, drawing for $2,500.

St. Michael the Archangel, 4 p.m.-midnight, June 13 and 14, at 750 Bright Road, Findlay. Family activities, live entertainment from 4 p.m. each night.

Our Lady of Consolation, 8 p.m.-midnight June 21 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 22, at 401 Clay St., Carey. Saturday: beer, bratwurst and snacks with Eric Sowers Band. Sunday: chicken dinners, noodle soup, live entertainment, silent auction, raffles, children’s games and inflatables, alumni volleyball tournament, vintage baseball game, bingo, sandwiches and beverages.