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Every year the grounds at the Maria Stein Shrine are filled in June for their annual CountryFest. This year variety was certainly a big part of the day with everything from a Mini-Indy, Motorcycle Daredevils, Tractor Pulls, Rides, and the unique Tractor Square Dance. Here’s a slideshow of the day:

The Catholic Telegraph is just two weeks away from releasing the 2016 Festival Guide and today’s #ThrowbackThursday photo encapsulates the spirit of Catholic church festivals. A young boy and girl are shown enjoying a ride on a “scrambler” ride in the forefront. A ferris wheel and carousel are clearly seen

In a press release to local media Friday afternoon, St. Rita School for the Deaf announced that it will be ending it’s annual St. Rita Fest. The festival, which first took place in 1916, raised funds for the school. According to a history on the school website, St. Rita Fest

Staff Report In Stephensville, Wis., St. Patrick’s parish has long hosted a summer festival with pig wrestling as the main attraction. Concerns over the practice put an end to the pig wrestling but the parish came up with a new event — human foosball.

Staff Report Sometimes you just don’t want the fun to end. The setting for today’s Photo Friday image is the final day of the Cincitalia festival May 17 at Harvest Home Park in Cheviot. On a warm summer evening the last patrons, a mother and daughter, are seen leaving the

Staff Report The sounds of laughing children, whooshing rides and public address announcements will soon carry throughout the neighborhoods of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Summer church festival season is nearly back and The Catholic Telegraph’s 2015 Festival Guide has arrived. To see the listings for more than 90 parish festivals,

Staff Report Lest one believe that summer fun is nearing an end as July rolls along, The Catholic Telegraph’s 2014 Festival Guide includes 40 more festivals between now and the end of September.

By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph  It’s the midst of festival season in the archdiocese and this means fun, fellowship, and of course, plenty of good food. From chicken dinners to burgers and brats hot off the grill, to funnel cakes and deep-fried Oreos, there is enough variety to

Staff Report The 2014 Festival Season kicked off May 16-18 in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati with five parishes hosting festivals. The Catholic Telegraph’s 2014 Festival Guide will be updated each week to show the coming festivals for that weekend, along with an interactive map showing their locations.