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Posted on May 15, 2013 |

CincItalian Festival this Weekend

CincItalian Festival this Weekend

Food from area Italian restaurants and societies is a popular draw at St. Catharine of Siena parish's annual CincItalia Festival.

Food from area Italian restaurants and societies is a popular draw at St. Catharine of Siena parish’s annual CincItalia Festival.

St. Catharine of Siena parish in Westwood will present its annual Italian Festival, CincItalia, this weekend at Harvest Home Park.

 

It will feature three days of entertainment, cooking demonstrations, shopping and raffles, and food from area Italian restaurants. Sunday afternoon will feature a traditional Marian procession at 2 pm, an Italian car show, and the festivals first-ever mustache competition.

 

Food will be availabe from DiSasi’s, Tambellini, Five Boroughs Pizza, Dolce Vita Gelato,  and LaRosa’s restaurants, as well as from booths by the United Italian Society, San Antonio Italian Chuch, the Sons of Italy in America, and La Societa Fuscaldese Femminile.

 

Highlights of the three-day festival are listed below; for times and details click here.

 

Friday:

 

Adults-only “Carnivale” (ages 19 and up) music by Sal Ventura and Dr. Zooz; a live cooking demonstration by Giovanna Delli Carpini Trimpe and special guests Rita Heikenfeld (Sacred Heart Radio regular and author of our popular Rita’s Recipe feature) and Son Rise Morning Show News Director Anna Mitchell; and Italian Bartenders courtesy the Cincinnati Bartending School.

 

Saturday:

 

Date Night featuring music by Ray Massa’s EuroRhythms and Michael Sutherland’s “Sinatra and Friends” show; cooking demonstrations by Mike and Mark LaRosa with special guest Mo Egger and by Giovanna Delli Carpini Trimpe and special guest Sheila Gray; permformances by Cincinnati Opera’s touring groupe and the St. Catharine of Siena Italian Dance Group; Italian Market; wine appreciation class.

 

Sunday: 

 

A day-long event with the fourth annual Italian Auto Show; traditional Marian Procession and blessing from San Antonio Italian Church and area Italian societies; performances by the Pete Wagner Band, the Bill Antoniak Group, and the CincItalia Dancers; cooking demonstrations by Five Boroughs Pizza and by Giovanna Delli Carpini Trimpe and special guest Lakshmi Sammarco; first ever mustache contest with special appearance by Mr. Redlegs; and evening Italian cocktails with Senate bartender Chris Wylie.

 

 

Photo source unknown. For a gallery of photos from the 2012 festival, click here.

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