The Chicago Tribune named BenFest "one of the Best Family Fests"! 

BenFest is a 3 day community event held in the courtyard and surrounding streets of St. Benedict Parish and School.  The event offers great exposure to residents of North Center, Roscoe Village and Lincoln Square.  When an entire square block is devoted to serving our neighborhood, there is always something that needs tending to, so we thank you for your consideration in supporting BenFest.  If you should have any questions, or you’re interested in being a part of this 3 day event, please contact Kelly Colpoys at kelly.colpoys@gmail.com.  Attendee demographic information can be found here and if you are interested in sponsoring our event, click here.  

Become our BenFest Friend...BFF!   Become a BFF by May 1 and receive 2 beer tasting tickets!  In order for all families to receive the proper recognition, the deadline for becoming a BFF is July 1.  

  • Stage Friend - $500 donation – Includes 4 weekend admission passes to BenFest, 4 weekend wrist bands for kids activities, out of uniform passes (1 per child), BFF hospitality at BenFest and recognition of your support at the event.

  • Courtyard Friend Family Pack - $250 donation - Includes 2 weekend admission passes to BenFest, 2 weekend wrist bands for kids activities, out of uniform passes (1 per child), BFF hospitality at BenFest and recognition of your support at the event.

  • Courtyard Friend Parishioner Pack - $250 donation - Includes 2 weekend admission passes to BenFest, 2 drink tickets, 2 beer tasting tickets, BFF hospitality at BenFest and recognition of your support at the event. 

  • Gate Friend - $100 donation - Includes 2 weekend admission passes to BenFest, 2 drink tickets and recognition of your support at the event.

  • Patron Friend - $50 donation - Includes 2 weekend admission passes to BenFest and recognition of your support at the event.

Sign up here to be our BFF!

Thank you to our BFFs!

Stage Friend

The Tansor Blake Family

Jerry Buldak

The Hortatsos Family

The Kern Family

James and Jeanette Murphy

The Petrillo Family

The Polutnik Family

The Stern Family

The Tracy Family

The Urquhart Family

Dan & Katie Walsh

Courtyard Friend

Scott and Anne Alford

The Barrett Family

The Buchar Family

Karen Cholipski

The Colpoys Glenn Family

The DeFreytas Family

Mike & Julie Dzamba

The Evans Family

The Fiske Family

The Fleming Family

Jen Greco

Jim & Becky Hauman

Julie Hege

The Knuckey Family

Elaine and Pat Lindia

The Mazur Family

Marc & Lindsey Milanowski

Jim Murphy

The Novicki Family

The Padian Family

The Pautsch Family

The Pienton Family

The Regnier Family

The Ronchetta Family

Isabelle & Tom Ryan

John and Angela Sears

Scott & Diane Sessa

Christian and Melanie Schlachter

The Shure Family

The Stark Family

The Stearns Family

The Stecz Family

The Vacek Family

The Van Fossen Wojak Family

The Weinacht Family

The Weiske Family

The Wolf Family

The Yankowski Family

The Zakaras Family

Gate Friend

Siobhan Rice - Connolly

Janet Gallagher

Alex & Elizabeth Galliano

Matt & Jen Hallgren

Cheryl and Larry Menke

The Misetic Family

Christine Morrissey

The Popowich Family

Ellen Reynolds

Paul Rink

The Francesco Sessa Family

Tom & Elaine Stockwell

The Straley Family

Barb Szczepanski

The VanDegrift Family

Patron Friend