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Festa Italiana 2014 is August 9!

Come enjoy Italian heritage, food, culinary and artisan demonstrations, local artists and crafts, games, concerts and more at Festa Italiana! Come learn about the Italian presence in Wooster and Wayne County, which dates back to the second half of the 19th century. This biannual event provides funds for the Amici Scholarship Fund. FREE ADMISSION!

Just a reminder......the absolute last day to email memorial ads for the Festa Program
is July 18th.!!!!!.

Any questions, please call Kathy at 330-601-0185 or Barb at 330-317-5829.

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.

Exciting news!

This year Festa Italiana will, for the first time, be providing a program for the Festa. The program will include information for the day, historical information about the Italian community in Wayne County, and funny facts about our families. We would like to include memorials of people and families that have gone before us.

To honor your family we would ask that you contact us so that we could add your loved ones. The cost for a line is $10. If you would like to put a special message we are offering a quarter page for $50, a half page for $125 or a full page for $250. The half page or full page could include a picture.

Please contact us for more information on how to make this happen by calling Kathy at 330-601-0185, Barb at 330-263-6020 or Harry at 330-263-0185.

Looking forward to hearing from everyone.

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. New members are always welcome.

The vital role of Italian-American senior citizens will be recognized during a ceremony at the Festa Italiana, August 09, 2014.

To nominate a friend, neighbor, or family member, download this formpdf and mail it by July 4, 2014.

Memorial AdMemorial Ads

What a great way to honor our loved ones who have passed. Marianne Grande Gasser did this memorial ad to display in our first Festa Italiana Program. Any questions on size, prices, etc...just let us know....call Kathy at 330-601-0185 or Barb at 330-317-5829.

Thanks Mar, great tribute to your loved ones. I'm sure they are smiling down on you!

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 will AGAIN offer this typically Italian tradition. Italians have made wine for centuries and Italian Americans now relish this rich ancestral past. More and more local people are making their own wines be it juice, mix, and or directly from fruit.

Learn more ...pdf

Southern Italy Trip is SOLD OUT! Raffle Tickets are still available for the 2 free trip drawing to be held the day of the Festa! $20 per ticket or 3 for $50 - only 600 printed! Please contact me at 330-601-0185 to purchase your tickets.

View the Itinerary (Oct. 7-22, 2014)

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.