July 10, 2020
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Entries for June 2018


St. James Parish Festival 2018
Friday, July 27th - 6 pm till Midnight
Saturday, July 28th - 5:30 pm till Midnight
Sunday, July 29th - 4 pm till 10 pm

Come join us for the fun! There will be live music, games, food, fun and prizes.

Visit: for additional information. You can preview the bands, volunteer and visit our sponsor links to see what they are up to.  Click here to see the Festival Flyer.  

Our Major Award Raffle remains the same:  The Grand Prize is $10,000,  Two 2nd prizes of $1,000, Two 3rd prizes of $500, Three 4th prizes of $250 and Four 5th prizes of $200. The tickets are $5.00 per chance, 5 for $20, 8 for $30, 11 for $40 and 14 for $50. The Early-Bird drawings will occur on three Mondays, June 11th, June 25th and July 9th at 2:00 pm.  You can click the link below to print your chances. Mail them to St. James the Greater Parish Office, 3565 Hubble Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45247 and checks payable to St. James Festival.

Major Award Raffle Tickets

The Bengals Season Ticket Raffle returns! The tickets cost $10 each and the winner receives one pair of 2018 SEASON TICKETS to the CINCINNATI BENGALS (Section 343/Row 13/Seats 15 & 16) PLUS a parking pass for each game for the CRG West (Central Riverfront Garage)VALUED at $1279.00. There are only 400 tickets sold.  Drawing will be held at 9:00 PM on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at the Festival.  Order forms are included in this mailing, the weekly bulletin and are sold after Masses beginning June 2 This year as an added bonus we are able to offer two tickets to Bengals Training Camp Day that will be held sometime between July 30 and August 9. The winner of these tickets will be chosen from an Early-Bird drawing of all the tickets purchased before July 23.  The date of the camp has yet to be announced but will prove to be an exciting adventure! The drawing will be on July 23 at 2:00 PM. Printing of our Bengals raffle tickets is being sponsored by Huesman Schmid Insurance Agency, Inc.   You can click on the link below to print tickets and mail them to St. James the Greater, 3565 Hubble Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45247. Checks should be made payable to St. James Festival.

Bengal Season Raffle Ticket

The Entertainment Line-up includes new and encore performances. Our featured bands this year include some area favorites. 
    Friday night will feature Final Order Band who play some of the most up to date rock and party songs in high energy.  Come out to see their show that’s guaranteed not to disappoint! It’s always a good time!
    Early Saturday (5:30-7:30) in front of our main stage we present, for the first time, two of our very own parish family, Anthony Bennett and Eric Fricke, an acoustic guitar duo also known as  BrownChicken BrownCow.  Come early and enjoy classic rock to modern alternative with an eclectic variety of acoustic sounds. Treat your ears to something acoustically different!
Saturday, on the main stage we bring you Pandora Effect:  a dynamic, six member rock cover band who expertly recreate some of the greatest music ever recorded. They’ll keep you moving and dancing all evening long! 
    Sunday we present for the first time “Middle Age Man Band” (MAMB) who bring a selection of rock and country music that spans the decades.
    All weekend you can look forward to enjoying the easy listening sounds of an acoustic guitar and the smooth voice of Rick Clark. You’ll hear the acoustic songs from the 60’s to the present.  He will be performing in the Beer Garden prior to each nights feature band and during their breaks. Saturday night as an added feature, Rick will be accompanied by a drummer and bass guitarist known as the Rick Clark Trio who will serenade us with light to classic rock and roll.  Dave Hils, will again entertain us during our Chicken Dinner on Sunday as he performs a variety of classics and a few popular hits with an acoustic flair. Mike Schmidt will again be joining us to create some elaborate balloon twisting creations.  It is as fun to watch as it is to receive one of his creations!  Come and be entertained!

Fried Chicken Dinners from Ron's Roost will be served in the Parish Hall on Sunday, July 29th from 4:00-6:30 PM. Pre-Sale tickets are available via the order form below. Payment may be made by check payable to St. James Festival. Mail to St. James the Greater, 3565 Hubble Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45247. Mail order tickets need to be postmarked by July 23rd. After the deadline dinner purchases made in person will be on a first come basis, due to the limited quantity of chicken allocated by pre-sale and an estimated additional amount. Confirmation receipt of orders will be sent by email only. Names will be on a list at the check-in table in the church hall. Please provide the first name of the person(s) for whom you are ordering to facilitate individual meal distribution at the dinner.

St. James Sunday Chicken Dinner Pre-Sale Ticket Order Form

  • VOLUNTEER:  We are attempting to improve the sign ups this year.  By visiting the locations below, you can sign up at individual booths for the listed divisions. You can also visit a committee member in the church hall weekends after Masses, visit our web page: and sign in there or fill out and return the sign-up sheet. The earlier you sign up the better.  ON LINE SIGN-UPS CAN BE DONE AT THESE WEB LOCATIONS!

Under 18 Permission Form: 

Sign-ups for Food Booths and Games of Chance can be found at

Sign-ups for Festival Set Up and Tear Down can be found at

Sign-ups for General and Children's Booths can be found at

or You can click below to download the Volunteer Sign-up form.

Volunteer Sign-up Form