Save the Date - August 13, 2016

Next Wine Tasting Dinner is June 7

Coccia house....cocktails 6:00 pm....5 course meal paired with wines...

Tickets are $100 per person....

Trip to Italy 2016

The Italian Festa will be sponsoring another exciting and fun-filled trip to Italy in 2016 with The Italian Heritage Tours. Click here for more information on the Tour.

Contact information:

Harry Thomasetti, Festa Italiana 2016 Chairperson
Phone ­330-263-0385

Barb Geiser, Co-chairperson
Phone ­330-317-5829

Kathy Costello, Co-chairperson
Phone – 330-641-4793

2016-2017 Amici Italiana Scholarship

The Application is available for download.

Senior Citizen Recognition

Organized in 2001, Amici Italiani strives to promote ethnic diversity and relationships in the community as well as sponsor events that promote the Italian-American Heritage. This year we recognized:

  • Mary Jane Zarlengo Black
  • Robert Colllian
  • Edith Delpropost Crowner
  • Patricia Grande Frontz
  • Catherine Nolletti Gallo
  • Paul Charles Gallo
  • Helen Delpropost Grande
  • Julia Moretti Grosgean
  • Richard Massaro
  • Pauline Santangelo Pasquariello
  • Clara Dorazio Petri
  • Phyllis Massaro Porter
  • Florence Santangelo Keltz
  • Irene Tomassetti Arnold
  • Evelyn Noletti Smith

Amateur Wine Making Competition

Many Italian Festivals nationwide have recently begun to offer an Amateur Wine Making competition as part of their celebratory activities. Wooster’s Festa Italiana 2014 offered this typically Italian tradition. Here are the homemade wine contest winners by category:

  • White - Creed Parsons
  • Red - Creed Parsons
  • Dry - Jeff Dilyard
  • Sweet - David Wolbaugh
  • Best from mix or juice - Chuck Gard
  • Best from original fruit - Jeff Dilyard
  • Overall winner! - Ray Rose

There were 19 entries total (up by 5 from 2012 Festa).

Learn more ...pdf

Southern Italy Trip Raffle

Congratulations to the winner of the Southern Italy Trip Raffle - Tony Costello from Brooklyn, N.Y.

2014-15 Amici Italiani Scholarship Winners

This year's Amici Italiani Scholarship winners are Carly vanTol, Thomas DiFilippo, Alyson Schar and Dreya Holmes. Learn more about these students on our scholarship page.

2012 Festa Italiana Winners

-- Trip to Italy: Peggy Lewis from Wooster

-- Best Dry Wine: Jeff Dilyard and Bruce Swartz

-- Best White Wine: Jeff Dilyard and Bruce Swartz

-- Best Sweet Wine: Creed Parsons

-- Best Red Wine: Creed Parsons

-- Best Juice Wine: Chuck Gard/East Union Vintners

-- Best Original Fruit Wine: Ronald and Craig Hustwit

2012 Festa Italiana Photo Gallery

What is Amici Italiani?

Amici Italiani is specifically organized to promote the ethnic diversity and relationships in the community and to sponsor events in the community that promote the Italian-American Heritage.