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The Mercer County Italian American Festival invites you to share your story of growing up Italian (or with Italian friends).   We all have stories that our grandparents or parents passed down to us or that we lived ourselves that, when shared, create a common bond among all of us.  So tell us your story in 250 words or less and include a photo related to the story.  Selected stories and photos are published on the festival website.

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Click here to read stories!

Rain or Shine

Join us as we celebrate our Italian and Italian American Heritage and Culture at the 12th Annual Mercer County Italian American Festival, September 23, 24 and 25, 2011

Food Piazza
Italian restaurants, wine and beer, Enjoy Italian specialties from many of the area's best Italian restaurants and vendors.

Italian Market Tent
Numerous vendors with Italian and Italian-American hand crafted articles for sale 

Italian Heritage Pavilion
View memorabilia, Over 200 Displays of Important and Famous Italian-Americans who have made a contribution to our Country. Play BOCCE on the indoor Bocce Court.

Plus a touch of Rome in Mercer County, Toss a coin and make a wish in the famous "Fontana di Trevi" benefits Ryan's Quest.

TD Bank Cultural Theater
Listen to guest speakers and watch cooking demonstrations

Dining Tents
Dine in covered seating areas
Provided by K McCoy Insurance Agency and Rose Hill Assisted Living Community

Dance Tents
Dance to your favorite performers on covered dance floors. 

Senior Citizens Special
Senior Citizens will be admitted free Friday until 4:30 pm.

Amusement Rides
Enjoy various amusement rides for the whole family. With special ticket price of $30 you can go on any rides all day for any day (Fri., Sat., or Sun.) for one day only.

Entertainment
Enjoy performances on two stages including the Roma Bank Stage and the Cabaret Tent.  Entertainment includes Italian folk dancers, big band music, traditional Italian music, Italian American favorites, opera, children’s entertainment and national favorites. Past headliners have included The Duprees, Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge, Sam Butera and the Wildest, and Joey Dee & the Starliters, Giada Valenti..

New Jersey Lottery Fireworks Spectacular
Join us on Saturday and stay for the festival's spectacular fireworks display at 10:00 PM, immediately following the headliner performance.

Sunday Mass
11:00 am
Sunday Mass with Monsignor Innocenzi honoring Italian-American war veterans and all veterans on the festival grounds
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Super 50/50
Total 2011 ticket sales was $34,634. Sept. 2011 winner was Horizon Disposal Services, Inc. #11258 won $17,317. Congratulations!!! Special thanks to the Honorable John Bencivengo, Hamilton Township Mayor, the sponsor of our 50/50 tickets.

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Directions & Lodging
Go to our Directions Page for the best way to get to the festival and information on special deals on overnight lodging while visiting the festival. Click Here for Directions and Special Lodging Rates

 

 

 


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New Videos - How to Make Capicola ("Capocollo" in Italian) Part 1, How to Make Capicola Part 2

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2011 Super 50/50 winner received $17,317, Ticket# 11258, Horizon Disposal Services, Inc.

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Add your story to My Story Growing Up Italian - Portraits and include a related photo.  New Story added 9-14-11

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Video  - John Scarpati in his own words - 2009!

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Festival Association Announces Our New Attorney

Paul M. Donini was recently named Attorney to the Festival Association. The board congratulates and welcomes Paul aboard. Paul can be reached at pauldonini@msn.com  or 609-658-7940

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Meeting Dates

General Meetings held the 1st Monday of each month starting at 7:00PM

 

 

 
Please visit our sponsors who make this festival possible.
Trenton Times
Roma Bank
Ford Focus
New Jersey Lottery
XFINITY Mediaset Italia
PNC Bank
WZBN
TD Bank
Italian Tribune
Rose Hill
K McCoy Inc
Michelob Ultra
Hyatt Place Princeton
Hopewell Valley Vinyards
Barry Chiorello
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