October 5th - 8th, 2017



Other Events


MercyFest and Hesed House Partnership

We are collecting a variety of items. Hesed House has requested heavy gloves, thermal underwear, hand warmers, winter hats, or canned vegetables or toilet paper.

We will donate money from our funds generated during MercyFest, so any event you support during MercyFest will contribute to Hesed House.

MercyFest Goal
Sponsor Five People Out of Homelessness

One Person = $1188
Five People = $5940


Donation Drop Off

Saturday/Sunday September 30-31
At the MercyFest Volunteer Signup table.

Thursday October 4
In the PLC gym during the All-U-Can-Eat-Pizza Dinner.

Friday/Saturday/Sunday October 5-7
At the van located by the church entrance.

Monetary donations are accepted at the cashier in the PLC gym during MercyFest hours.

You can also donate via the Hesed House website. Go to the web-site and click donations. Don’t forget to add it is on behalf of MercyFest so we can keep track to see if we are reaching our goal.




Waubonsie Homecoming

Pictures on Ferris Wheel
Come to the carnival dressed for Waubonsie Homecoming.
Get a free Ferris wheel ride and take a picture on the Ferris wheel!



All-U-Can-Eat-Pizza Dinner
Dance Party with Aurora Pro D

Thursday October 5, 5:00pm- 8:00pm

Start off MercyFest
with an All-You-Can Eat Pizza Party!

Adults - $7
Seniors (65 and over), Kids (10 and under) - $5
Family Meal Plan - $25
*Prices do not include beverages.

Come and taste different pizza restaurants
from around our community.





Saturday October 7, 12:00 – 6:00pm
Main Tent

Beer! Food! Polka Music!

Come join us for lots of fun, and the best brats you’ve ever had!

Polka Music

Aurora Pro DJ
12:00 – 3:00pm

Polka Crystallites
3:00 – 6:00pm


Kids Activities

Saturday October 7, 12:00 – 6:00pm
Sunday October 8, 12:00 – 5:00pm

Join us for lots of fun!

All Sorts of Crafts

Pumpkin Painting
Holiday Ornaments
Sand Art
Foam Crafts
And Many More

Face Painting

Nail Painting

Bounce House

Friday October 6, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday October 7, 12:00 – 4:00pm



Light the Night

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church
Saturday October 7, 7:00pm -10:00pm

Come inside our church, light a small candle (tea light) and offer a prayer for peace or any intention desired. People who enter are free to leave at their leisure.

The Blessed Sacrament will be in exposition on the altar, and a Eucharistic adoration team will be present the entire duration of the event to adore our Lord and to pray for the intentions people bring to the altar, all who attend and serve at Mercy Fest, and the entire parish community.



Wine Tasting

Sunday October 8, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Main Tent

The price is $10 for four 2 oz. pours.





All-U-Can-Eat-Spaghetti Dinner
Rat Pack Jazz

Sunday October 8, 4:00pm – 7:00pm

End MercyFest with All-You-Can Eat Spaghetti!

Adults - $7
Seniors (65 and over), Kids (10 and under) - $5
Family Meal Plan - $25
*Prices do not include beverages.


Dinner includes Spaghetti, Meatballs, Salad, Bread and Dessert


Rat Pack Jazz

Rat Pack Jazz is "Ultra swinging Frank Lamphere vocal renditions of standards, Frank and Dean, Latin dance, and 1930-60s pop. Rat Pack Jazz is performed with a band comprised of hand-picked, industry renowned jazz musicians and presented in an exciting, classy, dynamic, and audience engaging, show-like manner"




Take a Selfie with the Pope!


*Be sure to tage yourself on MercyFest Facebook Page

Donations gladly accepted for Hesed House

Drop your change in the bucket by the Pope standee