AbbyFest is one of the nations top celebrations of family, friends, and contemporary Catholic/Christian music. The Fest has featured some of Catholic / Christian world top performers including:Matt Maher, Mandisa, Brandon Heath, Building 429 , 7eventh Time Down, Rhett Walker, Obb, Sara Groves, Righteous B, Marie Miller, Audrey Assad, and more.
In addition to the music, may exceptional speakers such as : 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 and hope. The culmination of AbbeyFest is a large outdoor afternoon Mass and solemn evening candlelight Eucharistic procession, Adoration and Benediction.
The annual AbbeyFest is held at Daylesford Abbey in Paoli, PA. The grounds are transformed into a festival 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 inviting and enriching atmosphere for children, teens, youth groups and families to experience the fullness of faith and truth of Jesus Christ.
As you can see ,the AbbeyFest experience is designed to celebrate our Catholic faith through faith, music and the family. 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.