Every September, the St. Alphonsus family comes together to celebrate its Harvest Home tradition, which goes back to 1889 when local farmers donated their crops and prepared a hearty meal to raise funds for St. Alphonsus Church and its new school.

Although Wexford is not the agricultural area it once was, we still harken back to those early roots when local farmers generously donated fresh, delicious produce for this event. We are especially grateful for the generosity over the years of the following farms: Wexford Farms, Soergel Orchards, Shenot Farm & Market, and Eichner’s Family Farm Market. 

Over time, festival activities were added. In 2016, we added a 5K run/walk and renamed the event Harvest Home Weekend.

 


Harvest Home 5K Race logoFriday, September 8

Second Annual St. Alphonsus Harvest Home 5K Twilight Run/Walk!

6:30 p.m. start at North Park’s Harmar Pavilion (across from Pie Traynor Field)
A One-Mile Kids’ Fun Run starts at 6 p.m. in the same location.
After the race: Hot dogs for everyone! Come enjoy the fellowship. 

Click here for online registration  

Click here for PDF of race brochure – Harvest Home 5K Registration for 2017

Click here to sign up as a volunteer for the 5K.

Saturday, September 9

Mass at 5 p.m.

Harvest Home Festival Games & Food
6 to 8 p.m.
at Ryan Center on St. Alphonsus Campus, 201 Church Road, Wexford
Our festival games are fun for all ages! Hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages for sale. (Rain or shine!)

 

Sunday, September 10

Masses at 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

Traditional Harvest Home Dinner & Festival
Festival is open from 12:30 – 6:30 p.m. (see details below).
Dinner served from 1 to 6 p.m. in school’s Ryan Center at 201 Church Road, Wexford. Takeout dinners available until 6:30 p.m. in cafeteria. Then after-dinner food sales begin at 6:30 p.m.

Home-cooked Harvest Home Dinner features choice of pulled pork, charcoal-grilled half chicken and ham. Lots of side dishes made from farm-fresh produce. Rolls. Beverages. Pie. See menu below. 

Prices: $11 for Adult Dine-In Dinner, $6 for Child’s Dine-In Dinner, $12 for Takeout Dinner
 
 

Festival Fun on Sunday

“Selfie Scene” — Our Old Gym (under New Side of church) will be transformed with fun backdrops where you can take photos! Here are our backdrop themes: Harvest Home, Paw Patrol, Disney Princesses, Star Wars, Teenage Mutant Turtles, Dory, Tie Dye, Cityscape/Taxi Ride, Dinosaurs, Jungle, Pirates, Hot Air Balloon, Under the Sea/ Submarine, Minions, Sitting in the Park.
The admission fee: 50 cents for ages 6-13, $1 for ages 14 and up. Admission for children ages 5 and under is free.
Festival GamesEach game costs 50 cents to $2 per play.
Bonanza Raffle — First prize is $4,000, second prize is $1,000 and third prize is $750. Tickets will be on sale at the festival on Sunday. Drawing for winner will be at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets sell for $2 each or 11 for $20.
Country Store — We’re selling gorgeous refurbished furniture, produce from local farms, crafts, baked goods, plants and more. Great prices!
Chinese Auction — More than 50 Chinese Auction baskets. Ticket prices are $1 for 1 ticket, $12 for 15 tickets, $20 for 25 tickets, $35 for 50 tickets, and $50 for 100 tickets.

Festival Foods for Sale – Cotton candy, popcorn, mini funnel cakes, hot dogs and fries. Moe’s Southwest Grill will be selling food too with proceeds going to St. Alphonsus.

 
 

Parking on Sunday

On Campus: Parking on our parish grounds will be limited. The upper parking lot of the church will be available for the elderly, disabled and those needing assistance. Parking for takeout orders is available in the lower parking lot near the school playground and cafeteria. Golf carts will assist those in need.
Off Campus: We will have shuttle service every 20 minutes from 1:30 to 6 p.m. from Pine Center (11279 Perry Highway, Wexford) at the corner of Route 19 & Bonnie View Drive. The shuttle will stop in the Pine Center’s REAR parking lot next to the Children’s Hospital medical offices.
Directions from church driveway: Turn right onto Church Road (south). At intersection with Route 19, turn right and go about 200 feet. At first traffic light, turn right onto Bonnie View Drive. Then turn left into Pine Center’s rear parking lot (Children’s Hospital offices)
 
 

 Harvest Home Dinner Menu

Dinners are served family style in the Ryan Center,
which is located at south end of Blessed Francis Seelos School.
Takeout dinners are available also in the school cafeteria. 
 
Pulled Pork
or 
Charcoal-grilled Half Chicken
or
Harvest Home Ham
 
Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
Green Beans
Corn
Coleslaw
Cucumber Salad
Tomato Salad
Applesauce
Rolls
 Choice of iced tea, lemonade, hot tea or coffee
Slice of pie
 
How Much Does it Cost?
 
$11 for Adult Dine-In Dinner
$6 for Child’s Dine-In Dinner
 
$12 for Takeout Dinner
 
Dine-in tickets sold from 1 p.m. until 5:45 p.m.
Takeout dinners sold until 6:30 p.m.
Sales of leftover dinner food begin 6:30 p.m.