Special Fall edition of the church festival October 14-15

By Chuck Gibson

LOVELAND, OH (September 20, 2022) – It is Fall Festival time! St. Columban brings you the “Harvest Festival” Friday & Saturday, October 14-15.

Yard signs herald the coming of the St. Columban Harvest Festival October 14-15 (Chuck Gibson)

Signs are popping up all over Loveland – Harvest Festival is coming to Loveland at St. Columban church. Though the leaves have not quite changed colors yet, St. Columban is preparing for the 2022 Harvest Festival. It is a two-day celebration honoring the farm heritage and history of our community. There will be plenty of family fun with live music, food, games, refreshing beverages, beer, wine and Rozzi Fireworks! There will be bid-n-buy packages, the Grand Raffle withan early bird drawing October 13th for $500, the final Grand Prize $10,000 , $5,000-2nd prize, or $1,000-3rd prize with winners drawn on October 15. 

Fr. Larry (front) with two of his Funnel Cake helpers Charlie Broussard and Cathy Nagy taking a break from the Funnel Cakes for a photo (Chuck Gibson)

Games will include Glow Putt-putt for the whole family to enjoy. You can add Big 6, Bars and Bells, Split the Pot, Cake wheel and other games of chance.  Yes, they remembered the kids with 9 games for the little ones too. 

The dessert booth will be back featuring a wide range of sweet treats to tickle your taste buds. Everybody’s favorite Fr. Larry will be on the grounds serving up his tasty Fr. Larry’s Funnel Cakes. 

Live bands include Pandora Effect on Friday and SunBurners on Sunday. It all happens from 5:30 – 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Bring the family out for some festival fun.

And you just may want to hold off on carving your pumpkin -shh, rumor has it there will be a pumpkin patch on site. 

    2022 St. Columban Harvest Festival

    • Friday & Saturday, October 14-15
    • 5:30-11:00 p.m both evenings
    • St. Columban church – 894 Oakland Rd. – Loveland, OH 45140

    Retired St. Columban school principal Jo Rhoten and her husban Barry Rhoten at work in Fr. Larry’s Funnel Cake booth (Chuck Gibson)

    People having fun at a previous St. Columban festival (Chuck Gibson)


    NOTE: There are volunteer opportunities at some of the festival booths

    Please visit: www.stcolumban.org for more information or to sign up to help.