WHEELING — Foodstuff, music and the celebration of Italian lifestyle are all on faucet for the duration of this year’s Undo’s Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Competition in Wheeling.
The competition is slated for July 29-31 on H2o Street at Wheeling Heritage Port. The festival kicks off at midday July 29 with a ribbon reducing ceremony and continues by means of the afternoon of July 31.
Janice Whipkey, coordinator of the festival, claimed new to the festival this calendar year will be a basic motor vehicle present from midday to 4 p.m. Sunday.
“We required to make Sunday more of a relatives working day. It’s a little something a household can do alongside one another,” she claimed of attending the auto show.
In addition to the stay enjoyment there will also be inflatables and bounce properties for small children. The Roots In Booth also will be set up and can provide info for men and women about their Italian heritage and the place in the state of Italy their spouse and children originated.
Whipkey added the festival committee is continue to doing the job on bringing back the Very little Italy place of the competition.
The pageant proceeds to be a tradition for quite a few Ohio Valley inhabitants.
“It’s seriously a enjoyment weekend. A whole lot of folks arrive from out of town and get with each other as a spouse and children. It helps make it a delighted weekend,” she said.
Whipkey famous the festival’s kickoff meal — during which the Italian American of the Yr, Anthony “Herk” Sparachane, will be honored — is established for 6 p.m. the Wednesday ahead of the competition at Undo’s West, St. Clairsville. Reservations to go to the meal can be made by calling the festival office environment at 304-233-1090.
There will be a wide range of entertainers taking the phase all a few days of the competition.
Friday’s entertainment features:
Robert “Moose” Dodrill singing from 12:30-1 p.m.
The 40+ band is set to perform from 3-4 p.m.
WTRF 7 will broadcast stay from the internet site from 5-5:30 p.m.
The Avanti Band is established entertain with Italian tunes from 5-6:30 p.m.
Eli & The Mojo Kings will play from 7-8:15 p.m. and
Rounding out the evening will be Ray Massa’s Massive Italian Display setting up at 9 p.m.
Saturday’s enjoyment will consist of:
A veterans appreciation ceremony from 11 a.m. to midday
Bob Gaudio will sing and enjoy guitar from 1:30-2:20 p.m.
Bobby Pizzoferrato will entertain from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Rex Taneri Orchestra will enjoy from 4-5:30 p.m.
The Ohio Valley Folk Dancers will wow the crowds from 6-6:30 p.m.
Amici is established from 7-8:30 p.m.
Lights Out Major Demonstrate-Seaside Boys will perform from 9:15-10:45 p.m. and
Fireworks will complete the night at 10:45 p.m.
Sunday’s enjoyment features:
A Catholic Mass is from 10-11 a.m.
Le Sorelle Di Bacco will perform from 11:15 a.m. to midday
A car clearly show kicks off at midday
The Ohio Valley People Dancers will dance from 1-1:45 p.m. and
Pocket Transform will be the last entertainer for the festival, actively playing from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
The festival’s annual Bocce Tournament also is prepared, starting at 8 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday. There will be 32 teams authorized. The entry rate is $120 per staff. The fee includes beer, 4 T-shirts, 4 two-day wristbands and four raffle tickets.
To enter, pay a visit to www.italyfest.org.