2019 Picnic Poster


The St. Gabriel Parish community, our neighbors and friends gather the first weekend of August to eat, play games and build community at our annual St. Gabriel All-American Summer Festival. Our festival is known as one of the largest in Louisville, with family-friendly games, live music and food trucks. Over 10,000 people attend our three-day festival. This year, the festival will be held Thursday, August 1 through Saturday, August 3.

Enter to Win our $10,000 Cash Raffle Prize or Handmade Quit Raffle 

There are several ways to purchase tickets: 1) Stop by our Parish Office Monday-Thursday from 8:30 – 4:30 pm, 2) Visit our Capital Prize Team in the Church Gathering Space before or after Mass on select weekends, 3) Pick up a packet of tickets to sell on your own from the Gathering Space, or 4) Complete and submit the order form (click here)


Print and mail,  the order form, or email with your payment or credit card details to:

St. Gabriel the Archangel

ATTN: Summer Festival

5505 Bardstown Road

Louisville, KY 40291

Email: awolz@stgabriel.net

For more information, please call 502-239-5481 or email awolz@stgabriel.net

Once your transaction has been processed, your raffle ticket stubs will be available for pickup at our Will Call Booth in the Gathering Space during Weekend Masses or in the Parish Office on weekdays. $7,000, $2,000 & $1,000 Cash Prize Winners, and the Quilt Winner will be drawn at 11 pm ET, Saturday, August 3, at the All-American Summer Festival at St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish. Participants do not have to be present to win. For security purposes, do not email credit card information


Currently Seeking Sponsors

Let us work with your company to create a sponsorship plan to reach over 6,638 parish members, 73,000 Catholics in our community and up to 10,000 attendees each evening of the picnic. Our sponsorship packages give you exposure to a family-oriented target audience. Reaching these folks can help you grow and retain your business. Pick a sponsorship plan that works for you!

Sponsor Options

Sponsor Media Benefits Can Include:

  • Radio Promotion (we have local affiliates lined up for the event)
  • Print Media (Record Festival Ad & Parish Bulletin)
  • Individual Sponsor Signage (Entrance & Sponsor Wall)
  • Onsite Event Announcements
  • Social Media including Facebook, Instagram, e-mails and website (5,403 followers, plus paid reach for event updates)

Your sponsorship is critical! Complete and return a sponsor form (click here) with payment to this address:  Sponsor Team, St. Gabriel, 5505 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40291. Or, email the form with a credit card payment to parish@stgabriel.net.  Call us to discuss custom options such as in-kind donations.


Your Festival Committee Sponsor Team

Amanda Wolz                                                        Tim McGinty

Business & Development Manager                   Community Activities Manager

502-468-3077                                                        502-640-3014




Summer Festival Purpose

The Summer Festival is a major annual fundraising for St. Gabriel Parish. Each year, the proceeds are used to make church, school or preschool capital improvements. The Planning Committee identifies needs of the parish and gets approval from the Pastor on the use of the proceeds. More importantly, it is a time to come together as a community and to engage neighbors, friends and other Catholics in a fun and festive activity. The St. Gabriel Summer Festival is one of the largest, and highest attended, festivals in the Archdiocese of Louisville. Held once a year in the first weekend of August, the parish festival is planned all year by the Summer Festival Planning Committee.

Fundraising Goal: $90,000         

2019 Strategy:

  1. Encourage more community participation and engagement by expanding our footprint on Thursday night
  2. Expand sales and profits in Capital Prize and Lucky Numbers
  3. Continued expansion of the outside food and food truck programs

Profit Proceeds Benefit:

90%    St. Gabriel School and Church New HVAC Installation (Beginning June 2019)

5%       Parish Mission

5%       New Festival Equipment (Tents, Wheels/Laydowns)


Planning Committee Members:  Kathy Abell (Food Trucks & Contracts), Marcia Brey, Ken Campisano, Ron Corbett, Mike Fitzmayer (Treasurer), Mark Frederick (Beverage Coordinator), David Gnadinger, Shaun Kennedy (Volunteer Recruitment), Lisa Lauder, Linda Lenhart, Kevin Mills, Kim Page (Prizes & Capital Prize Marketing), Matt Sturgis (Outside Food), Steve Spurlock (Outside Food), Heather Spurlock, Sandy Weber (Prizes & Capital Prize Marketing), Tim McGinty (Staff Liaison – Community Activities  Manager), Amanda Wolz (Staff Liaison – Business & Development Manager).


2018 Summer Festival Results


LIC #131