St. Mary Portage has an annual festival called BEST FEST that is held the weekend before Memorial Day each year. It is a community social event as well as our parish's largest fundraiser. The goal of this festival is to promote a sense of community, family, and fellowship throughout Portage. Many volunteers are needed to assist in different areas of the festival. You can be sure that you will have no trouble finding a spot to lend a hand. This event provides a place where everyone can gather, meet old and new friends and have fun.


St Mary Best Fest 2018  May 18, 19, 20

There is an exciting lineup of events already scheduled to celebrate 20 Years of Best Fest!  Friday is Family Fun Night!  Activities under the tent will include face painting, balloon artistry, music and a dance class lead by Miss Northern Lights Teen!   Karaoke with Bob Viking later to follow Friday evening!

The Run/Walk will kick off the events on Saturday!  The afternoon will be filled with talented musicians from the St. Mary School band directed by Mr. Nathan Russell and the Portage High School Jazz Band directed by Mr. Tom Shaver.  Laura’s School of Dance will highlight their Dance Team later in the afternoon! After Mass we have two bands performing, opening for our main event will be The Brass followed by Best Practice!

Sunday will feature Anna Davidson with guest Kaylin Kole, & the Mini Raffle and Raffle drawings!

Christman Entertainment will be back with the amusement rides & Bob Viking & crew will entertain us throughout with weekend!



Vendor and Craft Fair: 


Pink Zebra
Usbourne Books
Natural Endeavors
Color Street Nails
JAcquelines' Jems
Young Living
Jammin Gramma