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Noon – 11:30pm


The Parish Festival is one of our biggest days of the year (outside of holy days, of course). It’s a special time to celebrate our blessings of families, friends, and faith–with a whole lot of FUN!


We warmly welcome guests from within and outside our parish, and we deeply depend on the help of volunteers and sponsors who make it all possible.


Thanks to your participation, the festival assists all other parish ministries throughout the year, which serve spiritual and physical needs of a wide range of people in the community, from young to old, disadvantaged to devout, and many others who look to the Grace of God and the love of our parish.


Learn more here about this year’s feature attractions, and how you and your family can get involved.


Festival Highlights


Car Show


Dodgeball Tournament


Games & Prizes

Games & Attractions for Kids


Playing, Dancing, Laughing, Living


Stage Schedule










Sponsors and Volunteers

We love our smiling guests, but the heart and soul of each festival are our volunteers and sponsors. With their help over the last 13 years, the festival has raised nearly $150,000 for our parish ministries, which serve the spiritual and physical needs of people throughout Newark. Without them, the festival and its impact on our community doesn’t happen.


Volunteers are rewarded with fun on the job and knowing that they truly make a difference. The sign-up process is simple on the volunteer page. Members of St. Francis school families get credit toward their required annual hours. School family members should use their normal log-in credentials. Volunteers who are not members of a school family can create a “Guest Account.” All volunteers can view the schedule, choose or change a shift, and receive email notifications. For more information, email Paul Pegher ( or call 740.877.3376.


In return for their generosity, corporate and family sponsors will receive our recognition on signage throughout the event and here on this website. We offer several levels of sponsorship, with additional incentives for each. For more information or to pledge your support, please contact Derk Myers(


Car Show

Once again, we’re thrilled to welcome car buffs, gearheads, hot rodders and anyone else with a sweet set of wheels—of any make or model! This year’s car show runs 2-5pm and features door prizes, dash plaques for the first 25 entries, and trophies. To enter, download our car show flyer. And for more information, contact Mark and Maura Urban(


Dodgeball Tournament

One of our most popular Festival features over the last few years, the Dodgeball Tournament promises loads of thrills, chills, and spills, along with triumph and prizes to the winning teams. The 12 and Under bracket will take place 2-5pm, and 13 and Over will go 6-9pm.  Entry fees are $30 for a team of six. Download the sign-up form and waiver, and start rallying your team today. For more information, contact Chris Helms.(


Festival Feast

This year, our menu will feature contributions from ministries and parishioners — making this one of the tastiest festivals yet!  The menu will include:

  • World Famous St. Francis de Sales Chicken & Noodles (John and Vicki Pressey)
  • Pierogies (ABC/The Loop)
  • Italian Sausage & Pepper Sandwiches (Altar Servers)
  • Roasted Corn on the Cob (Cub Scouts)
  • Pizza (Don & Sue’s)
  • Auntie Anne’s Pretzels (Mary Herrington)
  • KFC Mac & Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Cole Slaw (Derk & Cindy Myers)
  • Shredded Chicken Sandwiches (Knights of Columbus)
  • Tacos-in-a-Bag (Parent-Teacher Association)
  • Sloppy Joes (Preschool)
  • Baked Bests (Women of St. Francis)


The Parish sincerely thanks all the sponsors who helped make the 2016 Festival a success. Bless you for your generosity and support.  To pledge your support for the 2017 Festival, please contact Derk Myers (



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Gummer Wholesale

The Ohlinger Family



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Shai Commercial Real Estate Ltd.


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Walker Promotion and Specialty Co.

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Julie and Clair Schell

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The Eye Site

Layton Services



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Doug Stutz

Dan Guanciale

George Fackler – Fackler Family Farm

Brown’s Transmissions

The Jerry McClain Companies

Phil Stalling Classic Cars



Hopewell Federal Credit Union – Beth Kelly




St. Francis de Sales Parish

40 Granville St, Newark, OH 43055

St. Francis de Sales
Newark, OH

Phone:   740-345-9874


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