Live Festival Fun returns

this weekend Fri-Sun, September 17-19

By Chuck Gibson

LOVELAND, OH (September 16, 2021) – Volunteers have been hard at work all week long on the grounds of St. Columban Church in Loveland, OH. The St. Columban Festival is BACK!  

Good weather and good crowds expected for the St.Columban Festival this weekend 9/17-9/19 (Provided)

The booths, tents, and rides have been popping up throughout the week as festival volunteers worked late into the evening hours preparing for the three-day Festival event this Friday-Sunday, September 17-19, at St. Columban Church at 894 Oakland Rd in Loveland, Ohio. Friday marks the return of the live festival after more than two years since the June 2019 festival. The COVID-19 pandemic caused a switch to a virtual festival event one year ago. St. Columban is coming back live this year with your festival favorites like Fr. Larry’s Funnel Cakes all weekend long. 

All the fun and frivlolity of a festival return to St. Columban this weekend (Provided)

There will be rides and games, food and music, bid-n-buy, some casino style poker fun with Texas Hold’Em and Blackjack tables and the “Grand Raffle” with the $10,000 prize-winner to be drawn at the close of the festival Sunday night. The festival will have some new look favorites too with the Bid-n-Buy taking place inside the Parish Hall. Don’t worry the popular St. Columban recipe Festival Chicken will be cooking up over the open flame and Jets Pizza will be available too.

Festival hours for Friday and Saturday are 6-11 p.m. with live music entertainment both evenings. Sunday festival hours are 1-7 p.m.

  • Friday features the band DV8 on stage beginning at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday will feature the entertainment of Pandora Effect on stage starting at 7 p.m. with Fireworks from Rozzi’s lighting up the night sky.
  • Sunday DJ provides the musical entertainment along with Cincinnati Circus and a special visit from the Graeter’s Ice Cream Truck.

There will be soft drinks and bottled water for everyone throughout the weekend.  Adults will enjoy stopping in at the St. Columban Knights of Columbus beer booth for a refreshing adult beverage each evening.

CLICK HERE for St. Columban Festival information.

Visit the ST. Columban Festival Facebook Page HERE