St. Michael’s Festival Back for First Time Since 2019
WHEELING — After a COVID-imposed hiatus, the St. Michael Parish Community Festival returns this coming week for three days of family fun.
The festival will run from Thursday to Saturday at St. Michael Parish School on National Road in Wheeling. Events will run from 6-10 p.m. Thursday and 5-11 p.m. both Friday and Saturday. It will be the parish’s first festival since 2019.
“The festival is a longstanding tradition at St. Michael and unfortunately, we couldn’t have it in 2020 or 2021,” said Jacob Manning, who heads the festival planning committee with his wife Adrianne. “We are really looking forward to bringing it back this year. We have a lot of everyone’s favorites as well as some new things and a great lineup of entertainment. ”
On Thursday, entertainment begins with Brother Randall and Friends from 6-7:30 p.m. and Easy Street from 8-10 p.m. On Friday, The Muddle kicks things off from 5-7:30 p.m. with MSM following from 8-11 p.m. On Saturday, the Old Fashioned Chicken Dinner will have Jule Carenbauer performing from 5-7 p.m., with Taylor Jo and the Copper Creek Band performing from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Eli & The Mojo Kings finishing the night from 8-11 p.m.
Several food booths will be available with cuisines ranging from Mexican to Italian to Filipino, plus festival favorites like strawberry shortcake, funnel cake and baked goods. The festival will hold a 50-50 raffle, a basket raffle with 17 themed baskets ranging in value from $100 to $700, as well as a silent auction. Items at the silent auction include a private flight for two over northern West Virginia, a catered dinner by Chef Rocco Basil and two tickets and a parking pass to West Virginia University’s Oct. 13 game against Baylor.
Bingo will be held in the school cafeteria all three nights from 6-9 p.m.