West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival

West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival
340 West Main Street
304-622-7314

The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival has had its offices housed in many locations throughout Clarksburg since its inception in 1979.

Clarksburg community leaders worked diligently in 1979 to bring this wonderful street festival to life. Merle Moore, who was then the Harrison County Library Director along with Sam Chico, the late Sam D'Annunzio, James LaRosa, Louis Spatafore the late John Manchin and the late Frank Iaquinta had a strong desire to preserve and perpetuate the ethnic heritage of Americans of Italian ancestry and their contributions to the United States and West Virginia in particular by Italian Americans. 


Recent News

40th Annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival

Schedule: Schedule:Pre Festival EventsAug 18,2018:Bocce TournamentFerguson Memorial Park, ShinnstonAug 25,2018:Pasta Cook OffEvents Begin at 10.00 am, Tasting Begin at NoonJackson SquareAug 26,2018:Late Nite Catechism - Robinson Grand Performing…

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39th Annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival

Pre Festival Events:Sat Aug 19,2017:Bocce TournamentFerguson Memorial ParkSat Aug 26,2017:Pasta Cook OffEvents Begin at 10.00 am, Tasting Begins at NoonJackson Square Parking FacilityIncluding Special Events:Conned Pepper Contest, Homemade Wine…

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West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival 2013

Join us to celebrate our 35th Annual Celebration! This year promises to carry on its tradition of being one of the state's most spectacular and colorful events!Schedule of Events:August 30, 2013WV Lottery Day - Main Stage11:30 a.m: Pre-Coronation…

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West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival 2012

Schedule:Friday, August 31, 2012Venerdi - WV Lottery Day - Main Stage11:30 am:  Pre-Coronation Music - AMICI 12:00 pm:   Coronation of Regina Maria XXXIV 1:30 pm:   Bridgeport High School Jazz Ensemble 2:30…

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