Harvest Hoedown - Fall Fundraiser


The Hoedown rallies and unifies the St. Mary’s community around a common cause: to raise money to support our mission to challenge our diverse student body, to grow morally, academically and socially into passionate, confident and Christ-centered leaders of the 21st century. This year, our Harvest Hoedown donations will be supporting our STEAM Education Programs!

This year, we celebrate our Harvest Hoedown's 12th anniversary. This fair-like event is held between 4th & 5th Streets on Locust Street running from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Join us for this great afternoon of fun!


Live Music and Square Dancing, Delicious Food, Hayrides, Games, Crafts, Spooky Bootique - Face Painting, Crazy Hair, One of a Kind Cardboard Maze, Moonbounce, Petting Zoo, Wonderful Prizes, Scarecrow Decorating Contest, Royal Student Court and other festive activities.

To ensure the smooth operating of our Registration Tent at tomorrow's Hoedown, we CLOSED our Hoedown ONLINE PayPal links at 3PM on Friday, October 12. Raffle and Admission tickets may still be purchased at our event.


Pre-Paid Admission: CLOSED

Day of Event Admission: After October 5, Admission to our Harvest Hoedown is $15.00.

Admission to the Hoedown Includes: 10 Hoedown Tickets to be used for food and activities.
Raffle tickets and chances may be purchased the day of the event: 1 for $5.00 or 5 for $25.00 


A great way to support this event is by donating or asking a local business/organization for an item, gift certificate or service to be included in our amazing bundled raffle prizes. Click here to see the different types of raffle donations needed.

Raffle Prizes

All of the wonderful donations we receive from families and local businesses are added to our raffle bundles! Traditional chance tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. This year, you could win passes to local museums, gift cards to shops and restaurants, and even a chance to meet an astronaut at The Franklin Institute! Raffle booklets may be picked up at the school office or sent home with your child. Email hoedown@saintmarys.us with any questions.

Each year at our Annual Harvest Hoedown, we host our Handmade Quilt Raffle, generously made and donated by Kathy Kahl (sister of Mrs. Jeanne Meredith, former principal). This classic "S.T.E.A.M. Splendor" Pattern is crafted of 100% cotton fabric and is one-of-a-kind! Full of beautiful blue colors, this entirely hand-quilted throw can be used as a cozy blanket or a decorative wall hanging. Click Here for printable raffle tickets to be printed and returned to St. Mary Interparochial School c/o Harvest Hoedown.

All proceeds benefit the students of St. Mary Interparochial School. The winning tickets will be selected at the Twelfth Annual Harvest Hoedown on Saturday, October 13, 2018.

St. Joseph the Worker Award Presentation
This award recognizes an individual or organization, which has demonstrated exceptional support to our school. The recipient is presented with this prestigious award.

Alumni Circle Reunion and Harding Alumni Award Presentation

The Alumni Circle Reunion Reception and Harding Alumni Award Presentation are also held during the Hoedown. All St. Mary graduates are invited to attend the Reunion Reception to be held during our Harvest Hoedown. The Harding Award will be presented to a graduate of St. Mary Interparochial School who exemplifies excellence in service to the community.

To nominate an alumnus for the Harding Award, please email alumni@saintmarys.us and provide: Nominee's name, graduation year, a brief description for consideration along with your contact information.

Service Opportunities are also offered to our high school aged alumni. Each year over twenty alumni volunteer and help to make the event special. Click here to sign-up to volunteer.

We hope you join us on Saturday, October 14 for some Hoedown fun!   

2018 Harvest Hoedown Steering Committee:

Betty Montgomery

Christina Haciski

Kristin Ricchiuti

Maryellen Raday