August 2, 3, 4, 2024

The SerbFest Annual Tradition Continues!

Friday and Saturday, Noon to Midnight
Sunday, Noon to 10:00 p.m.

Check this website www.serbfest.org and our Facebook Page for updates
as we count down the days to a successful and safe SerbFest 2024!

About SerbFest 2024

We look forward to your support and welcoming you back to SerbFest 2024 at St. Sava Church in Merrillville, Indiana!

We will be celebrating another successful and safe annual festival August 2, 3, and 4! We’ve set the dates for SerbFest 2024, started our raffle sales, and hope you save-the-dates for one of the best summer festivals in all of Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland.

Your favorite summer flavors from our grills and bakery will be available once again. We look forward to continuing the traditions of incredible music, dancing, exhibits, and access to our facilities as we have in previous years.

We will work to align these experiences with best practices for health and safety based upon local health department guidelines.

Raffle tickets with the $15,000 grand prize and thousands of dollars in other prizes are available for sale. Drawing for the raffle will be Sunday, August 4, 2024.

There are also two chances for early birds with raffle tickets to win $1,000 on May 26 and $1,000 on July 21, so get your tickets early because early bird winners are still eligible for the other prizes the last day of SerbFest 2024!

SerbFest 2024 Music & Activities

Friday, August 2

Noon

Festival Officially Open to Public

  • Food/Beverage ticket sales begin – cash only – ATM available
  • Food sales begin
  • Bar areas open

Noon to 4:00 p.m.

To Be Announced

  • Location: Main Hall
  • Music Style: Serbian Music

Noon to 9:00 p.m.

Historical Society Exhibit

  • Location: North Wing of Church complex
  • Theme: The Immigrant Journey

4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Church Tours

  • Location: Main Church
  • Guided tours led by Father Marko

5:30 to 10:30 p.m.

To Be Announced

  • Location: Main Hall
  • Music Style: Tambura

6:30 to 11:30 p.m.

To Be Announced

  • Location: South Patio
  • Music Style: Kafana Singers

7:00 to 11:00 p.m.

To Be Announced

  • Location: Main Tent/Beer Garden
  • Music Style: American Band

9:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Church Tours

  • Location: Main Church
  • Guided tours led by Father Marko
Saturday, August 3

Noon

Festival Officially Open to Public

  • Food/Beverage ticket sales begin – cash only – ATM available
  • Food sales begin
  • Bar areas open

Noon to 9:00 p.m.

Historical Society Exhibit

  • Location: North Wing of Church complex
  • Theme: The Immigrant Journey

12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

To Be Announced

  • Location: Main Hall
  • Music Style: Tambura

4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Church Tours

  • Location: Main Church
  • Guided tours led by Father Marko

6:00 to 11:00 p.m.

To Be Announced

  • Location: Main Hall
  • Music Style: Tambura

6:00 to 11:00 p.m.

To Be Announced

  • Location: Main Tent/Beer Garden
  • Muisc Style: Kolo Dancing

6:30 to 11:30 p.m.

To Be Announced

  • Location: South Patio
  • Music Style: Kafana Singers

9:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Church Tours

  • Location: Main Church
  • Guided tours led by Father Marko
Sunday, August 4

Noon

Festival Officially Open to Public

  • Food/Beverage ticket sales begin – cash only – ATM available
  • Food sales begin
  • Bar areas open

Noon to 9:00 p.m.

Historical Society Exhibit

  • Location: North Wing of Church complex
  • Theme: The Immigrant Journey

12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

To Be Announced

  • Location: Main Hall
  • Style: Tambura

3:00 to 9:00 p.m.

To Be Announced

  • Location: Main Tent/Beer Garden
  • Muisc Style: Kolo Dancing

4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Church Tours

  • Location: Main Church
  • Guided tours led by Father Marko

5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

To Be Announced

  • Location: Main Hall
  • Style: Tambura

9:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Church Tours

  • Location: Main Church
  • Guided tours led by Father Marko

The Grill

Order Outside

Offerings subject to change.

Pljeskavica

$TBA

Grilled Serbian hamburger on pita, grilled onions/peppers, coleslaw

Cevaps

$TBA

8 Serbian sausages, coleslaw, grilled onions, feta cheese, bread

Raznici

$TBA

Grilled pork kabobs (8) pieces, grilled onions/peppers, coleslaw, feta cheese, bread

Combo Plate

$TBA

4 cevaps/4 raznici, coleslaw, grilled peppers/onions, feta, bread

Dinners

Order In Hall – Offerings subject to change.

Chicken Dinner

$TBA

1/2 chicken hardwood roasted, roasted potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, and bread

Sarma Dinner

$TBA

Two sarmas (stuffed cabbage rolls), roasted potatoes, green beans, bread

Pig Dinner

$TBA

(Limited quantity per day) Pig hardwood roasted, roasted potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, bread

Lamb Dinner

$TBA

(Limited quantity per day) Lamb hardwood roasted, roasted potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, green onions, bread

By the Pound

Offerings subject to change. Minimum 2 lb. orders only.

Pig/lb.

$TBA

Lamb/lb.

$TBA

Green Onions (3)

$TBA

Bread - 2 Slices

$TBA

Bread - 1/2 Loaf

$TBA

Bread - Full Loaf

$TBA

Sarmas

Offerings subject to change.

1/2 Dozen sold cold, warm at home

$TBA

1 Dozen sold cold, warm at home

$TBA

Sides

Offerings subject to change.

Serbian Style Green Beans

$TBA

Roasted Potatoes

$TBA

Cole Slaw

$TBA

The Bakery

Offerings subject to change.

Krofne

$TBA

Palacinke

$TBA

Pastries & Cookies

$TBA

Strudel/Pita by the Slice

$TBA

Flavor choices include apple, cherry, salty cheese, sweet cheese, spinach

Strudel/Pita Whole

$TBA

Flavor choices include apple, cherry, salty cheese, sweet cheese, spinach

Nutroll

$TBA

The Bar

Offerings subject to change.

Regular Coffee (Available in the Bakery)

$TBA

Pop / Juice / Water

$TBA

Mineral Water

$TBA

Wine

$TBA

White Claw (various flavors)

$TBA

Shots / Mixed Drinks

$TBA

Michelob Ultra Light Draft

$TBA

Stella Draft

$TBA

Jelen Beer (Serbian)

$TBA

SerbFest 2024 Golf Outing

Friday, August 2 at River Pointe Country Club

Registration at 8:30 a.m. and shotgun start at 10:00 a.m.

Includes 18-holes of golf with cart, Bloody Mary bar, dinner buffet at St. Sava with spit roasted lamb, cevaps, Serbian sides, and homemade baked goods.

Cost: Per Person $110 / Foursome $440.

Registration deadline is Tuesday, July 30, 2024 – call the St. Sava Office at 219-736-9191 or Ranko Radovich at 219-617-6431 or radovich2011@gmail.com for more information.

Long known, and still referred to by some as the Gary Works Supervisor’s Club, River Pointe Country Club maintains 27 holes, spanning three “mix and match” 9s, offering country-club conditions, and beautiful natural surroundings Golfers will enjoy with the course’s fun yet challenging layout.

Player Form

Golf Outing Sponsorships

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

The outing has traditionally kicked off the first day of the three day St. Sava SerbFest taking place this year Friday, August 2, 2024. Golf Outing sponsors are advertised throughout the festival August 2, 3, and 4.

Sponsorship is $100 per hole

Sponsorship Form

Annual SerbFest Cash Raffle Prize Listing

FINAL DRAWINGS: Sunday, August 4, 2024

1st Early Bird Drawing: Sunday, May 26, 2024
2nd Early Bird Drawing: Sunday, July 21, 2024

Early bird drawing winners are still eligible for final drawing Sunday, August 4, 2024

The SerbFest Cash Raffle is organized by St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, Indiana Gaming Commission license number #002611. The license is on file with the Church Office.

  • Grand Prize – $15,000
  • 2nd Prize – $7,000
  • 3rd Prize – $3,000
  • 4th Prize – $2,000
  • 5th-8th Prize – $1000
  • 9th-10th Prize – $500
  • 11th-15th Prize – $200
  • 16th Prize – $1,000 Early Bird Drawing awarded May 26th
  • 17th Prize – $1,000 Early Bird Drawing awarded July 21st