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Festival Italia takes place Saturday in village

Fredonia’s Annual Festival Italia will again be at the Fredonia Beaver Club, 64 Prospect St., from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Children’s Activities will include crafts, bingo, Italian stories, interactive exhibits, and much more! Meet Mario and Luigi from Mario Kart and Super Smash Bothers! Visit our local food vendors including Serving Up Smiles Ice Cream Wagon and have some friendly competition at our Bocce court!

The late afternoon into the evening includes more Bocce ball games, crafts and Italian themed vendors, lots of music and plenty of Italian food and wine. Come eat food, drink some wine, shop, and have a good time!

During your time at Festival Italia, please visit one of the on-site local restaurants offering Festival Italia specials – Blasdell Pizza, Don Bennice Italian Sausage, Rural Ministry meatballs & cannolis, Franklin Honey & Apples and Fred’s.

Grab a festival t-shirt, apron or many other Italian themed merchandise items and basket raffle tickets at our Festivals Fredonia tent!

Don’t forget to sign up for the Fredonia’s Best Meatball Contest or the Best Homemade Wine Contest. Download the form at www.festivalsfredonia.ny.org/festival-italia

Schedule of events include:

¯ 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Children’s activities.

¯ 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Craft vendors

¯ 11:30 a.m. to noon – Collage Performing Arts Center (Italian Dancing).

¯ Noon to 12:30 p.m. — Infinity Dance Academy (Italian Dancing).

¯ Noon to 7 p.m. — Food and wine vendors.

¯ 12:30 to 2 p.m. – Ian Messana Liedke.

¯ 2 to 3 p.m. — Italian Heritage Panel — Orchard Street neighbors and Beaver Club history — with Meatball/Wine Contest Winners Announced.

¯ 3 to 5 p.m. — Dave Golando Combo.

¯ 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Happy Days Band.

¯ 8 to 11 p.m. – The Formula Band.

Festivals Fredonia’s mission is to contribute to a high quality of life in Fredonia and surrounding communities by presenting lively, varied recreational and cultural opportunities to Village and area residents and visitors. Festivals Fredonia is always looking for energetic volunteers to assist in planning and carrying out each year’s festivals. Contact us at festivalsfredoniany@gmail.com.

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