St. Ambrose Catholic Church is gearing up for its biannual fundraising festival from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 4 at 6070 Church Road in Elkton.
The church’s fall festival features several dine-in or take-out options, but many attend for Mary Ellen Masters’ Minorcan clam chowder.
In the spring and fall, Masters produces more than 100 gallons of the creamy, tomato-based favorite.
To add a little heat, Masters uses St. Augustine’s signature spicy vegetable, the datil pepper.
To satisfy everybody’s taste buds, she varies the heat in her signature dish.
Chowder offerings at the festival have five heat levels: Minorcan hot, regular, medium, mild and wimpy.
Other menu items include barbecue pork dinners or sandwiches, chicken wings and hot dogs with french fries, desserts, dipped ice cream and assorted beverages.
The family-friendly event will also feature kid’s games, face painting and hay rides.
In addition to selling food, the church will raise funds at the festival through a “Treasure and Trivia” yard sale, silent auction, 50/50 drawings every half hour and a bake sale.
Tours of the church, which was built in 1907, and the Garden of the Cross are available to the public.
Music will be provided by The Red River Band.
For information, call 692-1366.