Experience Olde World Italy in the Wildwoods Sept. 26 & 27

THE WILDWOODS — A heaping helping of Olde World Italy will be served with amore and plenty of white, red and green during the 10th Annual Olde Time Italian Festival, taking place on Fri., Sept. 26 and Sat., Sept. 27.

Hosted by the Sons of Italy of Wildwood, this event will take place in Fox Park, located on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues across from the Wildwoods Convention Center. 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 and spaghetti, tiramisu, cannoli’s and more.

The Olde Time Italian Festival kicks off Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. with the Procession of Saints Mass followed by spectacular live entertainment from 6 – 11 p.m. featuring The Mastro’s, Sounds of Philadelphia starring the Blue Notes, Charlie Grace, Bunny Siegler, Bill Carlucci, Purple Reign and Frank Tenaglia.

Saturday’s festivities will include live performances from noon – 3 p.m., a grape stomping contest and a spaghetti eating contest from 3 – 4:30 p.m., followed by more live entertainment until midnight. The entertainment lineup includes Bittersweet, The Jeremiah Hunter Band, Just in Time, 45 RPM, Tre Bella, Vito Piccone & the Elegants and the Carpi’s.

For additional information about the Olde Time Italian Festival call 609-374-0016 or visit www.SonsOfItalyWildwood.org.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.