VERO BEACH — St. Helen’s will be celebrating lots of anniversaries at this year’s St. Helen’s Harvest Festival, scheduled to take place at Historic Dodgertown, Thursday, Nov. 19 from 5 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20 from 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday Nov. 21 from noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22 from noon to 6 p.m.This is not only the 90th anniversary of the City of Vero Beach; it is also the 90th anniversary of St. Helen’s Parish and the 45th anniversary of the Harvest Festival itself. Over the last 45 years, thousands of people from Indian River, Brevard and St. Lucie Counties have come together to enjoy a four day festival of great food, rides and games.
David Mayer, this year’s Harvest Festival chairman, invites St. Helen’s parishioners and other volunteers to get involved. Hours have been expanded on Thursday and Friday to a 5 p.m. opening to accommodate the hungry patrons who can now come to the park early.
Now even early eaters can come for dinner rather than visiting the festival after dinner. If you make it past the fried dough booth as you enter the park you’ll find sausage and meatball sandwiches at the Italian booth, or cross over and taste the best tacos this side of the boarder. Meander down the road for Philly cheese steak and corn dogs, sizzling skewers, Hamburger Haven and pizza and if you’re still hungry, some barbeque and gigantic turkey legs. And don’t forget buttery sweet corn straight from the farm.
Deggeller Attractions, has partnered with the St. Helen’s Harvest Festival many years, and always surprises with the latest and greatest thrill rides and entertainment rides for all ages. Try your hand at more than 25 classic midway games for of all ages – including a Dunk Tank with a St. Helen teacher.
Buy ride tickets from St. Helen School children early and save. If you don’t know student, call the school office at (772) 567-5457 for tickets.
All proceeds from the Harvest Festival support St. Helen Ministries, education and feed the hungry through Neighborhood Apostolate.
Information: Call Erik or Mary Lugris at (772) 713-1165, David Mayer (772) 559-4287 or Al Granberg (772) 205-5173.