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The third annual Borgia Fest, featuring rides, food, game booths and music will be held on the St. Francis Borgia Regional High School campus this Friday from 4 to 11 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Admission is free.

More than 15 carnival rides will be set up. Discounted ride tickets are available in advance in the main office at Borgia or by calling 636-239-7871, extension 113.

During Borgia Fest, ride tickets will be sold at a ticket booth for $1 each. Each ride takes one, two, or three tickets, depending on the ride.

Also on both days, a wide variety of food items will be available, such as pulled pork, brats, hot dogs, barbecued hamburgers, as well as funnel cakes, kettle korn, Borgia cookies, Ted Drewes frozen custard, and other items. Soda, beer and wine also will be available.

Game booths will include games of chance that will appeal to adults, teens and younger children.

Many of these food and game booths will be provided by Borgia’s partner grade schools and parishes.

A handmade quilt will be raffled off for $2 per chance, or three for $5. Tickets are available in the main office and will be sold at the event.

The Mr. Borgia Contest will be held in the theater that Friday at 7 p.m. Cost of admission is $3.

Under the main tent, Burnt Whiskey will play from 3 to 7 p.m., followed by Jeremiah Johnson with The Sliders from 7 to 11 p.m.

Miles for Mike

On Saturday, before the rides and game/food booths open for the day, the Melanoma Miles for Mike Walk/Run will start at 8 a.m. from the main tent.

Registration begins at 6:30 a.m.

Participants can choose a 5K walk/run, 10K run, or a 1-mile fun run.


A three-on-three basketball tournament for elementary students will be held in the gym beginning Saturday at 9 a.m. Entries were due April 22.

The second annual Duane Haddox Memorial Soccer Tournament also will be held Saturday.

Games will get under way at the new athletic complex beginning at 10 a.m.

Live Music

Back by popular demand, the high school jazz band will perform under the main tent Saturday.

The main tent entertainment schedule for Saturday is as follows:

Borgia Jazz Band — 2-3:30 p.m.

Schmitts & Grinns — 4-7 p.m.

Ralph Butler Band — 7-11 p.m.

Teen bands will perform at the teen tent near the theater from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

The quilt raffle winner will be announced at 10 p.m.