History and Mission

All Souls Catholic Church Community Harvest Festival began in 2009. The festival has been the first weekend in November, around All Souls Day, since its inception.  The initial 2009 festival offered food and midway rides, bingo and other games of chance.

Father Richard Trout, then pastor of All Souls Catholic Church, was its biggest supporter as the church had sponsored a smaller festival during the 1990’s in the social hall parking lot.  It was hoped that reviving the festival would enhance the sense of community after the new church was built west of the city, along SR 46.

Today the mission of the All Souls Catholic Church Community Harvest Festival is to build community by bringing families together to enjoy safe and affordable fun activities regardless of family size, ages, or ethnicity.

The All Souls Catholic Church Community Harvest Festival is the largest non-city-sponsored event held in Sanford, Florida.

Significant Milestones

Festival at sunset

  • 2010 Changed the name to All Souls Catholic Church Community Harvest Festival
  • 2010 Added the TV/Beer Tent featuring sports on big screen TV
  • 2010 Added the Silent Auction to the Raffle Basket booth
  • 2010 Added Mexican Booth
  • 2012 Added Wine-based specialty drinks
  • 2013 Added the S’mores Booth (eliminated in 2016)
  • 2014 Added Dinner with Pastor (eliminated in 2015)
  • 2015 Added Family Sponsorships
  • 2015 Added Golf Challenge
  • 2015 Added gently-used costume jewelry to Crafts Boutique

Corporate Sponsors

2017

  • Diamond Glass

2016

  • Diamond Glass

2015

  • 4Bs Restaurant
  • Diamond Glass
  • Firehouse Subs
  • Park Jewelers
  • Seacoast Bank
  • Summertime Screen Enclosures

Entertainment 2017

  • Bailey Callahan
  • Capt Carl
  • Get Ready: the Motown Experience
  • Daniel Heitz Band
  • Hendricks School of Irish Dance
  • Les B More Band
  • New York Rockabilly Rockets
  • Oviedo School of Rock House Band
  • S.O.D.A.  P.O.P. Dancers
  • Jimmi Ventura
  • Wills and the Ways
  • Xtreme Dance

Entertainment 2016

  • Adkins and Anderson
  • Bailey Callahan
  • Buckshot
  • Daniel Heitz Band
  • Hendricks School of Irish Dance
  • Les B More Band
  • OTA Chicago Tribute
  • Oviedo School of Rock Band
  • Ennis Pruitt
  • S.O.D.A.  P.O.P. Dancers
  • Wills and the Ways
  • Xtreme Dance

Entertainment 2015

  • Adkins and Anderson
  • Bailey Callahan
  • Black Dust Revival
  • Buckshot
  • Daniel Heitz Band
  • David Jericko – Neil Diamond Tribute
  • Groupo la Sensual
  • Hendricks School of Irish Dance
  • Oviedo School of Rock  House Band
  • SODA POP Dancers
  • Wills and the Ways
  • Xtreme Dance

Entertainment 2014

  • Acoustic with Jeff Adkins
  • Bailey Callahan
  • Black Dust Revival Band
  • Gospel Elvis with David Jericko
  • Grupo La Sensual Band
  • Les B More Band
  • Little Mookie and the Half-Pints
  • One Wild Night
  • Oviedo School of Rock House Band
  • Rock This Town Band
  • S.O.D.A. P.O.P. Dancers
  • Wayne Densch PAC Players

Organization History

2017

Festival Chair:   Sue Mohr

Co-chair: Stephanie Fuoco

      • Food Court Chair:  Suzanne Kelly
      • Parking Chair:  Jerry Holloway
      • Environmental Chairs:  John Reynolds and Steve Shewey
      • Advertising/PR Chair: Rita Perez
      • Volunteer Chair:  Angie Bryant
      • Finance Chair:  Mimi Costa
      • Facilities Chair: Mary Valente
    • Activities Chairs
      • All Souls Catholic Church Booth:  Annette Tolle and Ann Cammarata
      • All Souls Catholic School:  Sandy Garcia
      • Basket Raffle and Silent Auction: Kim Frank
      • Bingo:  Cynthia Fu0co
      • Children’s Games:  Christine Kalisz
      • Craft Boutique: Sheila Calhoun
      • Entertainment:  Susann Engel
      • 50/50:  Ginny Hagan
      • Golf Challenge: Lee Holt Family
      • Jail-a-Friend: Grace Brooks Ward
      • Ride Ticket Sales:  Barbara Matz & Judy Wilhem

2016

Chair:  Sue Mohr

        • Co-chair: Stephanie Fucco
          • Food Court Chair:  Suzanne Kelly
          • Parking Chair:  Jerry Holloway
          • Environmental Chairs:  John Reynolds and Steve Shewey
          • Advertising/PR Chair: Pam Schindler
          • Volunteer Chair:  Nancy Whitman
          • Finance Chair:  Mimi Costa
          • Facilities Chairs: Mary Valente
          • Parking Ads:  Andrew Valente

 2015

Chair:  Sue Mohr

          • Co-chair: Stephanie Fucco
            • Food Court Chair:  Suzanne Kelly
            • Parking Chair:  Jerry Holloway
            • Environmental Chairs:  John Reynolds and Steve Shewey
            • Advertising/PR Chair: Nick Baggio
            • Volunteer Chair:  Angie Bryant
            • Finance Chair:  Mimi Costa
            • Facilities Chairs: Mary Valente