CountryFest coming up at St. Pat’s in Oak Grove Sept. 11-13

Join us for this year’s St. Patrick’s CountryFest where there will be fun for all ages. The event, held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 19921 Nightingale St., Oak Grove, will be held Sept. 11-13.

CountryFest kicks off Sept. 11, with the Youth Block Party, 8-11 p.m. The block party is for all youth in middle school and high school. D.J. Bill will return to entertain. Enjoy a bonfire, games, pizza and the chance to win some great prizes. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

The 5K Run/Walk for all ages is set for 9 a.m. Sept. 12. All 5K participants will receive a T-shirt, refreshments and a chance to win prizes. Awards will be given for the overall men’s and women’s winners. Registration information is available online at

The start time for Sept. 12 is at noon with food, games, bingo, Country Store with fresh produce and homemade baked goods, crafts and more. At 1 p.m., don’t miss “Remembering the King,” an Elvis Presley tribute featuring Steve and Tommy Marcio. Touch of Magic and balloon sculptures will be available at 3:30 p.m.

The second annual BBQ Rib Fest contest will take place Sept. 12. Contestants will be tempting everyone in Oak Grove with the mouth-watering scent of ribs cooking to perfection. Ribs will be ready for sale by 7 p.m. and judges will award the winners at 8:30 p.m. under the big tent. This was a big hit last year and sold out quickly.

If you are interested in competing in the rib contest, contact Chad Lashinski at 612-991-7004 or email him at [email protected].

Be sure to enter the raffle drawing for a chance at cash and prizes valued over $14,000. Bid on the many silent auction treasures all weekend. Stay for dinner, try the ribs and dance to the Shane Martin Band, 7-11 p.m. Fireworks are set to begin at 9:15 p.m.

On Sept. 13, mass is at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Meet our new pastor, Rev. Allan Paul Eilen, who was assigned to St. Patrick’s in July.

Sept. 13 start time is 10 a.m. for games, inflatables, raffle, food and the silent auction. The Classic Car Show begins at noon and runs until 4 p.m.

The fifth annual quilt auction begins ata 12:45 p.m. Sept. 13.There will be over 30 homemade quilts of all sizes to bid on. To see the many choices prior to CountryFest, visit the church’s website ( Be sure to make your last bid for silent auction treasures by 3 p.m. on Sept. 13.

For more information, visit or call 763-753-2011.

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