This 10th annual celebration of all things Italian Sept. 12-15 features a wide selection of Italian food from pizza and pasta to pastries and desserts, live entertainment, midway rides and games, dozens of merchandise vendors, a casino, beer, wine and favorite fair food.
Entertainment includes country music artist Lauren Mascitti, Kick Start Charlie band, Italian accordionist Richard Piti, Sinatra vocal impersonator Steven Maglio and more.
Festival admission is $5 and free for children under 12. There is no charge for parking. Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $30 on Thursday and Sunday. Ride tickets are $1.50 each, $30 for 20 tickets, or $60 for 50 tickets plus 1 free ride. (Rides take 2 or more tickets each.)
Midway hours are 5-11 pm Thursday – Friday, noon – 11 pm Saturday and noon – 10 pm Sunday. Festival hours are 5-11 pm Thursday, 5 pm – midnight Friday, noon – midnight Saturday, and noon – 9 pm Sunday. For more information, call 866-666-3247.
Festival proceeds benefit Rockland County through the various causes Blauvelt Sons of Italy, Rockland Lodge 2176 supports and the scholarships it awards to area students.