Check Out the Youngstown Italian Fest August 4-6

A local tradition returns on August 4th with the 32nd annual Greater Youngstown Italian Fest! The three-day festival will feature over 40 restaurant and food vendors, over 2 dozen retail craft vendors, the Miss Italian Fest Beauty Pageant, and even a pasta eating contest! There is almost limitless entertainment to be had right in the middle of downtown with the Italian Fest!

The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest is a massive event, covering 6 full city blocks with everything Italian! In addition to the vendors, pageant, and eating contest, there will also be a Venetian auction basket tent, a homemade wine & beer contest, a morra tournament, and more! Plus, you won't want to miss Sunday's Grand Raffle and fireworks!

The Fest opens in downtown's central square on Friday, August 4 at 11 AM and runs until 11 PM, then continues on Saturday, August 5 from 1 PM to 11 PM and Sunday, August 6 from 11 AM to 11 PM. Make sure you're in attendance Sunday for the Fest's conclusion, when the Grand Raffle winner will take home a $1,000 cash grand prize!

Hosted each year by the Italian Heritage Foundation of Youngstown, the Fest raises money that is used to offer scholarships to local students, benefit local charities such as the Second Harvest Food Bank and the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley, and honor the memory and living heritage of the local Italian community.

Learn more about the Greater Youngstown Italian Fest and the Italian Heritage Foundation of Youngstown by visiting the Fest's website.