Celebrate Serb Fest 2017 With Us!

August 4, 5, & 6

76th Annual SNF Serbian Basketball Tournament

About Serb Fest

Serb Fest is a special annual event hosted by St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville, Indiana that celebrates culture, food, and friendship. For decades people throughout the communities of Northwest Indiana and Chicago have made Serb Fest a family tradition.

  • Great Serbian Food
  • Bar-B-Q Lamb
  • Sarma
  • Cevaps
  • Raznijice (shishkabob)
  • Fantastic Bakery
  • Palachinke (Crepes)
  • Strudels
  • Nut roll
  • Noodles
  • Church Tours
  • Historical Society Exhibits
  • Kolo Dancing
  • Live Music

Serb Fest News and Updates

Serb Fest 2016 Feature: Mladost Folklore Group from San Francisco to perform

August 3rd, 2016|Categories: Folklore Groups, General Information/News, Serb Fest 2016|

The Mladost Folklore Group of the San Francisco Bay Area Serbian Orthodox Churches in California is set to take the main Kolo Stage for a special feature performance Saturday, August 6 at 3:00 pm during Serb Fest 2016

Serb Fest 2016 Exhibit: The Halyard Mission – Classified

August 2nd, 2016|Categories: General Information/News, Serb Fest 2016|

The Historical Society at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church has assembled a special exhibit that will debut during Serb Fest 2016 titled, "The Halyard Mission: Classified" and will be open to the public during the fest

Weekly folklore dance sessions open to adults from around the community – Monday, Aug. 1

August 1st, 2016|Categories: General Information/News, Serb Fest 2016|

You are invited to join the dozens of people that have been showing up each week to celebrate the cultural and healthy exercise benefits associated with traditional Serbian Folklore Dance at St. Sava Church, 9191 Mississippi Street,

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Schedule Overview

Annual Serb Fest Cash Raffle – Up to $25,000 to a single winner

Up to $25,000 to a single Grand Prize winner with $50,000 in total prize money. Only 1000 tickets will be sold. To secure your ticket for a $100 donation, contact Mike Jaksich at 219-880-6307, David Gerbick at 219-588-3604, or the Church Office at 219-736-9191.

The drawing will take place the last day of the St. Sava Serb Fest Sunday, August 6 at 8:00 p.m. Winner need not be present.

Annual Serb Fest Cash Raffle Prize Listing

  • Grand Prize – $25,000
  • 2nd Prize – $10,000
  • 3rd Prize – $5,000
  • 4th – 6th Prize – $1,000
  • 7th-16th Prize – $500
  • 17th Prize (Early Bird Drawing July 16) – $1,000
  • 18th Prize (Early Bird Drawing June 4) – $1,000

Early Bird Drawing Winners are still eligible for final drawing last day of the St. Sava Serb Fest.

The Serb Fest Cash Raffle is organized by St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, Indiana Gaming Commission license number 140666. The license is on file with the Church Office.

Serb Fest Golf Outing – Friday, August 4

Register your foursome or individually for the St. Sava Serb Fest Golf Outing taking place Friday, August 4.

Player check-in at the course begins at 10:00 a.m. and shotgun start at 11:30 a.m.

Includes 18-holes of golf with cart, refreshments, lunch buffet at St. Sava with spit roasted lamb, spit roasted pig, cevaps, sarma (stuffed cabbage), salad, homemade baked goods, and two drink tickets.

Cost: Per Person – Price to be announced / Foursome – Price to be announced

Registration deadline will be in early August – call the St. Sava Office at 219-736-9191 for more information.

Sponsorships for the Serb Fest Golf Outing

We are asking you, your business, or your organization to sponsor one or more holes at this year’s St. Sava Serb Fest Golf Outing.

  • Serb Fest Golf Outing Sponsorship Form – Coming Soon

The Outing kicks-off the first day of the three day St. Sava Serb Fest which runs Friday thru Sunday – August 4, 5, & 6.

Sponsorship is $100 per hole

Your sponsorship name will be placed on a banner and prominently displayed at the Serb Fest which is attended by thousands over the three days of the event.

St. Sava’s annual Serb Fest is recognized as one of the most popular summer events in Northwest Indiana, featuring spit roasted lamb, roasted pig, sarma (stuffed cabbage), cevaps, salads, home baked desserts, music, drinks, dance, and three days of fun!

Thank you for your sponsorship and we look forward to seeing you at this year’s St. Sava Serb Fest celebration!