A heaping helping of Olde World Italy will be served with amore and plenty of white, red and green during the 15th Annual Olde Time Italian Festival, taking place on Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept.28.
Hosted by the Sons of Italy of Wildwood, the festival will take place in Fox Park, located on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues across from the Wildwoods Convention Center. The Festival runs Friday from 3-11 p.m., and Saturday from noon – 11 p.m.
The FREE two-day festival celebrates Italian culture and heritage with Italian crafts, authentic Italian cuisine, games for the little ones, contests and continuous FREE live entertainment. Take in the mouth-watering smells and tastes of an Olde World Italian Market plus Italian made goods, crafts and merchandise as vendors of all kinds fill Fox Park, including those selling Italian food favorites including pastas, sausages, chicken cutlets, clams & spaghetti, tiramisu, cannolis and more.
Experience the Procession of Saints and Mass on Friday at 5 p.m. and live entertainment featuring Reign at 6 p.m., Marc Antonelli at 8 p.m., and the legendary Charlie Gracie at 9 p.m.
Saturday’s festivities will include Italian dance lessons, a cannoli-eating contest and live performances beginning at noon by Zach Taglioli, followed by the Aqua Nets at 1:30 p.m., Just In Time at 3 p.m, BitterSweet at 5 p.m., Tommy C at 7 p.m., Cadillac Chris at 8 p.m. and the Duprees at 9 p.m.
For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.