AbbeyFest is the premier celebration of family, friends, and contemporary Catholic/Christian music in the greater Philadelphia area. We have featured some of the top Christian contemporary artists including: Matt Maher, Mandisa, Brandon Heath, Building 429 , 7eventh Time Down, Rhett Walker, Obb, Sara Groves, Righteous B, Marie Miller, Audrey Assad, Ike Ndolo, Sidewalk Prophets, Teresa Peterson and more.
In addition to the music, our exceptional speakers Curtis Martin, Oscar Rivera, Bill Donaghy, Sister Mariam Heidland, SOLT., and Jeff Cavins have inspired and encouraged attendees to pursue their Catholic faith with passion and purpose. The beautiful culmination of AbbeyFest is a large outdoor afternoon Mass and solemn evening candlelight Eucharistic procession, Adoration and Benediction.
AbbeyFest Ministries is a Catholic non profit 501(c)(3) run by an all volunteer board. All proceeds from ticket sales, sponsorships and donations are reinvested in AbbeyFest to support the ongoing festivals, evenings of worship and AbbeyFest "On The Road" artist series. The AbbeyFest experience is designed to celebrate our Catholic faith through faith, music and the family.
Our annual AbbeyFest is held at Daylesford Abbey in Paoli, PA. The grounds are transformed into a festival atmosphere featuring hundreds of Christian vendors, food trucks, family and kid-friendly activities, pickup Frisbee, soccer and touch football games and dozens of Archdiocesan, Norbertine, and other order priests hearing confessions throughout the day and evening along with prayer and healing teams. One of the most unique aspects of AbbeyFest is its engaging atmosphere for children, teens, youth groups and families to experience the fullness of faith and truth of Jesus Christ.
AbbeyFest has been a collaborative effort of the nonprofit AbbeyFest Ministries with St. Norbert Parish in Paoli and the nearby Daylesford Abbey which is run by the Norbertine fathers who have staffed the parish for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for over 60 years starting in 1956. September 19, 2020, will be the 7th Annual AbbeyFest. Save the date!
Join us in our mission and experience AbbeyFest.
You won't be disappointed.
Some of our past performers include:
Mac Powell and the Family Reunion
Fr. Rob Galea