Setonfest returns to Carmel July 26 to 28


By Jasmine Hsu

St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church will hold its annual SetonFest from July 26 to 28. Admission is free, and ride tickets may be purchased on-site. The church is at 10655 Haverstick Rd.

The  festival will feature live music from artists such as PolkaMotion and My Yellow Rickshaw. New activities include a mobile escape room and laser tag. Byrnes Pizza and Smokin’ BBQ food trucks will be on-site, and every night there will be bingo tables and a beer tent.

All-You-Can-Ride night is from 6 to 10 p.m. July 26 with the purchase a $20 wristband. A casino in the church and fireworks outdoors will be part of the festivities July 27 and 28. An all-you-can-eat pasta dinner ($11 for adults and $6 for children) will begin at 4:30 p.m. July 28 after vigil mass.

Proceeds will benefit local and worldwide ministries, including Chaucie’s Place, Trinity Free Clinic, Brooke’s Place, Village of Merici, Third Phase of Hamilton County, Hoosier Veteran’s Assistance and The Lord’s Pantry at Anna’s House, among others.

“Seton tithes almost $500,000 a year to local and outreach ministries,” said Emily McCaffery, the church’s communications and marketing coordinator. “Some revenue is also donated to Haiti assistance funds.”

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