Saint Benedict Festival

Saint Benedict Festival 2020

Noon to 4 pm | Saturday, July 11

Each year, the Hilltop fills with sounds of joy, live music, and laughter as the monks of Mount Angel share their home and honor the feast of their patron, Saint Benedict. The 2020 Saint Benedict Festival will be the sixth annual celebration and we expect more than 1,000 guests to come, meet the monks, and learn about their 1,500-year-old Benedictine way of life.

Highlights of  the festival each year include:
  • Joining the monks as they chant Midday Prayer
  • Listening to the monastic schola perform sacred music in the Abbey church
  • Participating in guided tours of Mount Angel Abbey
  • Enjoying Benedictine Brewery beers crafted especially for the festival and local Willamette Valley wines
  • Extending the monastic experience throughout the year with Silent Auction bids
  • Browsing the Abbey library’s HUGE used book sale
  • Challenging a monk to lawn games, such as Lawn Jenga, Ladder Golf, or cornhole
  • Taking self-guided tours of the Abbey’s natural history museum
  • Refreshing our minds and hearts as the day concludes with the quiet chant of Vespers with the monks

While you’re in the area, please stop and visit the historic town of Mt. Angel!

Proceeds from this event support the Mount Angel Abbey library, guesthouse, and monastery.
Please note, this event is pet free and for adults 21 and older. Thank you!