The 18th Annual Mercer County Italian American Festival

The 18th Annual Mercer County Italian American Festival, September 22, 23, 24 2017.

Festival Hours:

Friday: 3pm – 11pm, Saturday: 12 noon – 11pm, Sunday: 12 noon – 9:30pm
Admission: Adults: $5.00, Senior Citizens, 65 years of age and older: $4.00, Children, 12 years of age and younger: FREE

Parking

See website for details.

Food Piazza

Enjoy Italian specialties from many of the area’s best Italian restaurants and vendors plus stop by our wine and beer gardens for a refreshing beverage.
Italian Market Tents
Peruse over 60 offerings in our Italian Market and purchase Italian and Italian-American handcrafted products from numerous vendors.
Italian Heritage Pavilion
View memorabilia with over 200 displays of important and famous Italian-Americans who have made a contribution to our Country. Check out more Italian products, crafts and organizations.

Bocce

Bocce is available to all who come to the festival, free of charge. There will be tournaments, bocce lessons, and time for everyone to play.  To participate in a tournament or need additional information, contact the festival office at 609-631-7544 or buongiorno2000@optonline.net.

Cultural Theater

Listen to guest speakers and watch cooking demonstrations. Located in the Italian Heritage Pavilion in front of the beautiful tapestry of Venice.

Dance Tents

Dance to your favorite performers on covered dance floors.

Amusement Rides

Enjoy more than twenty amusement rides for the whole family, provided by Majestic Midways. Rides are open all three days of the festival (Fri. 4pm – 10pm, Sat. 1pm -11 pm, Sun. 1pm-9:30 pm). Rides require two to five amusement ride tickets with most in the three to four tickets range. Tickets cost $1.50 each for quantities below 25 and $1.00 each for quantities of 25 or more. (Minimum purchase is two tickets).

SPECIAL REDUCED RATE HOURS: See website for details.

Munchkinland will be housed in a tent and will have a soft play area for children under 36″ tall and coin operated rides and games for those under 42″ tall. There will be a changing station with hand sanitizer as well and benches for adults to rest.

Entertainment

Enjoy performances on two stages including the Investors Bank Stage and the Cabaret Tent. Entertainment includes national and international favorites, Italian folk dancers, big band music, traditional Italian music, Italian American favorites, opera, and children’s entertainment. Click here for this year’s schedule.

Fireworks Spectacular

Join us on Saturday and stay for the festival’s spectacular fireworks display at 9:40 PM, immediately following the headliner performance.

Sunday Mass

Start Sunday with Mass at 11:00 am at the Investors Bank Stage. The Mass will be offered by Monsignor James Innocenzi in honor of military veterans. Then be part of the re-creation of a long-time Chambersburg “Feast of Lights” tradition when the statue of the Madonna di Casandrino is carried in procession immediately following the service.  Parking and Admission are FREE for those arriving for Mass before 11:00AM.

Super 50/50

See website for details.

Please note that Place does not operate and is not affiliated with any event listed on this website

 

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