HermitFest is scheduled for Friday, September 8th!  This signature student and community event is back again, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you all afternoon and through the home football game against Cherokee HS.  Our campus will be filled and buzzing with excitement, and the Richland Rowdies will be back, revved-up, and better than ever!

HermitFest on-campus activities, between the end of the school day and the beginning of the football game, are reserved for students and St. Augustine Prep faculty and staff.  As always, our families are welcome and encouraged to join us for the football game during the evening.

Additional important HermitFest information is included below:

Ticket Purchases

Your ticket to HermitFest – the after-school activities and food, and the football game – will be your Richland Rowdies tee-shirt.  Cost is $20, cash.  Shirts will be available for purchase during lunch periods during the first full week of school.

GameDay Dress Down

The day of HermitFest is a Richland Rowdies dress down day.  All students are asked to wear their Richland Rowdies HermitFest shirt.  Normal dress down day rules apply (refer to the 2023-2024 Student Handbook; no sandals; no flip-flops).

HermitFest 2023 | Schedule of Events

2:43 pm | School Day Concludes.
3:00 pm | Begin HermitFest – Lawn Games, Inflatable Games/Activities, Football, etc.
4:00 pm | Food is Served!  All you can eat.  Thank you, Crew Parents!
5:25 pm  | Dining Hall locked until half-time.  Grab anything you need in advance.
5:40 pm | ALL Rowdies unite on Forum Field.
5:55 pm | Rowdie Rush from Forum field, through campus and into the bleachers via the double gates.
6:00 pm | Kickoff. Dominate. Win.  Celebrate. Go Home.

Important Notes

  • It is important that you have your Richland Rowdies tee-shirt on at all times after 2:43pm.  This shirt is your ticket to all the festivities (food, fun, and entrance to the game)

  • Students may store bags and gear in the Consalo Dining Hall in the Forum as early as 2:43pm. As a reminder, the Dining Hall will be locked 35 minutes prior to kickoff and will only re-open during halftime and for a 30-minute period after the final horn.

  • The Rodio and Spina Gymnasiums will remain closed during HermitFest. Rodio Gym will be reserved for Hermits Football and the Spina Gym will be reserved for Cherokee Football.