Town Fair 101

Announcing the 68th Annual Town Fair
Saturday, May 18th, 2019
10:00am - 4:00pm 

This is the school’s annual gift to the community and has been a St. Matthew’s tradition since the Parish moved to the Bienveneda campus in 1952. Town Fair is an old-fashioned fair featuring fun rides and games for all ages, including a special preschool yard, live music and entertainment, tasty food and treats, raffle prizes, and boutique shopping.  It is a fun-filled day, but it is also a fundraiser benefiting the school’s charity outreach partners.  

Our Town Fair is only possible because of the active involvement and volunteer work of every school family and our dedicated Sexton crew.  We thank you all for your hard work and support, and we look forward to sharing an amazing day at the fair with all of you.

~2019 Town Fair Chairs: Kristin Waters, Sujie Min, Lindsay Commons, Sarah Kline~


Town Fair is entirely organized, staffed, and run by our school families.  As a result, every school family, Preschool through 8th grade, is required to work 6 hours for the Fair.  Parents can divide the commitment by working 2 shifts of 3 hours (10:00 am-1:00 pm and 1:00 pm-4:00 pm) or one parent can carry the volunteer torch for the team! 

  • Sign Up for Preschool Staffing (If you have any children enrolled in Preschool)
  • Sign up for K-8 Staffing (all other families with students in K-8 only)
    • Sign up 7th Grade students for a 2 hour shift at or before Town Fair

    Questions?  Preschool Parent Staffing: Kirby Williamson; K-4 Parent Staffing: Jennifer Eustice; 5-8 Parent Staffing: Tara Wuchench; 7th Grade Student Staffing: Liz Jones


    Tickets are used for everything at the fair: rides, games, food, drink, and treats. (Exception: The Marketplace boutique accepts credit cards).  Buy Tickets

    Wristbands entitle the wearer to unlimited rides and games (exception: there is a limit of one turn per wristband at the Photo and Ice-a-Cookie booths.  Additional turns at these booths will require tickets). The Preschool Wristband allows your preschooler (ages 6 and under) access to all of the preschool booths for the entire day and any activities on the Meadow and Sprague Rooftop as long as height and weight requirements are met.  Buy Wristbands

    Sponsorship Packages also include wristbands and food/drink/sweet treat coupons.  Please consider sponsoring Town Fair and get a package deal!  Buy Sponsorship Packages.

    Pick Up Your Tickets/Wristbands:

    • Friday, May 17th: You can pick up Sponsorship Packages, Tickets, & Wristbands that you ordered in the lower parking lot after morning drop off.
    • The Welcome Table: Day of Town Fair will have any unclaimed Family Packages, tickets, and wristbands.
    • Town Fair Bank: Tickets and Wristbands will also be for sale on the day of the fair at the Town Fair Bank.  Unfortunately, lost tickets, coupons, and wristbands cannot be replaced.  

    Questions?  Contact Tracy Sykes or Michaela Carmichael


    Town Fair T-Shirt Day is Friday, May 17th and all the students are invited to wear their 2019 Town Fair gear.  The festive (and super soft!) apparel for all ages is available for purchase HERE The deadline to order is Thursday, April 18th. 

    Thursday, May 16th and Friday, May 17th please pick up your items in the lower parking lot.  Any unclaimed apparel items will be at the Welcome Table on the day of the Fair.  Questions?  Contact Lindsay Commons or Sarah Kline


    The revamped TF Kitchen is a curated marketplace selling gourmet baked goods, including cakes, pies, cookies, brownies, muffins, cupcakes, fudge, homemade granola, dry cookie mix, gluten-free flour mix and other goodies, made by St. Matthew’s families (formerly Cooks Corner).  All school families are required to either make something for TF Kitchen or buyout of the requirement for $45 HERE.

    Friday, May 17th please deliver your baked goods to Sprague where TK Kitchen volunteers will wrap your treat!  Please be sure your item(s) are labeled with the following: Your name, Item description, and Nuts or No Nuts. 

    Making cookies?  Enter them in our Town Fair cooking contest -- the winner will be announced at 11:30am in the TF Kitchen tent at Town Fair!   Questions? Contact Kristen Langan or Emily Sullivan


    Do you make a crowd-wowing chili?  Submit a batch and earn a ribbon plus the all important bragging rights!  If you would like to participate, or if you have any questions, contact James Childress or Rob Chambers


    Calling all cake bakers!  We need cakes, of all sizes, themes and flavors.  Drop off your cake (or cupcakes!) on Friday, May 17th, after drop-off in Sprague lobby, or anytime Friday in Sprague kitchen, or at the Hot Cake booth Saturday morning.  Questions? Contact Janet McKillop


    Want to sing, juggle, dance, play an instrument or perform a skit at Town Fair?  The performance stage is open to all grades and SMPS alumni.  We cannot accommodate pianists, but guitars, clarinets, trumpets, violins, etc are welcome, just bring your own instrument! 

    By Monday, April 29th please submit your entry to Jean Gaskill or Dijanna Figueroa with a description of your performance.  Be prepared to rehearse your act with Mrs. Gaskill and Dr. Figueroa on Tuesday, May 7th from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm in FAR.


    St. Matthew’s Parish School students participate in Town Fair in many ways, including the sale of raffle tickets.  Awesome prizes include $1000 cash, hotel stays, restaurant coupons and concert tickets, among others.  Parents’ Council has pledged to donate an amount equal to 100% of net raffle proceeds to St. Matthew’s Parish School’s Outreach Partners.  This year’s featured Outreach Partner is the Neighborhood Youth Association.

    Raffle tickets will be available at Town Fair for $5.00 each or $20.00 for a book of five. 


    We encourage guests to carpool, Uber, or park up the hill and ride our courtesy shuttle. The Main School parking lot will be reserved for people with a parking lot pass.  Guests are welcome to park along Bienveneda and ride the free Bienveneda shuttle.  No parking on loop road! Read more...