A heaping helping of Olde World Italy will be served with amore and plenty of white, red and green during the 14th Annual Olde Time Italian Festival Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29.
Hosted by the Sons of Italy of Wildwood, this family-fun 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 mouthwatering 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 like pastas, sausages, chicken cutlets, clams & spaghetti, tiramisu, cannolis and more. A spaghetti eating contest will also take place.
The Olde Time Italian Festival kicks off on Friday, Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. with the Procession of Saints Mass, followed by a special presentation to Senator Jeff Van Drew at 6 p.m. Spectacular live entertainment begins at 6:15 p.m. by the Star Band, Doo Wop Sensation Cadillac Chris and Vito Piccone & The Elegants.
Saturday’s festivities will include live performances beginning at noon with Bill Catarini, Kenny Jeremiah & Bittersweet, Just in Time, Nosey Joey, The Aquanets, Mark Antonelli, Tre Bella and The Brooklyn Bridge.
For additional information about the Olde Time Italian Festival, call (609) 729-7499 or visit www.SonsOfItalyWildwood.com.