WHEELING — Food stuff, new music and the celebration of Italian lifestyle are all on faucet in the course of this year’s Undo’s Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Pageant in Wheeling.
The pageant is slated for July 29-31 on Water Avenue at Wheeling Heritage Port. The festival kicks off at midday July 29 with a ribbon chopping ceremony and proceeds by the afternoon of July 31.
Janice Whipkey, coordinator of the competition, claimed new to the festival this calendar year will be a basic automobile clearly show from midday to 4 p.m. Sunday.
“We required to make Sunday additional of a spouse and children working day. It is something a spouse and children can do collectively,” she reported of attending the vehicle present.
In addition to the reside entertainment there will also be inflatables and bounce homes for youngsters. The Roots In Booth also will be set up and can offer information for people about their Italian heritage and in which in the place of Italy their relatives originated.
Whipkey added the pageant committee is nonetheless operating on bringing back the Little Italy space of the pageant.
The competition proceeds to be a tradition for quite a few Ohio Valley residents.
“It’s definitely a enjoyment weekend. A lot of men and women appear from out of city and get together as a family. It helps make it a satisfied weekend,” she said.
Whipkey noted the festival’s kickoff supper — during which the Italian American of the Year, Anthony “Herk” Sparachane, will be honored — is set for 6 p.m. the Wednesday just before the pageant at Undo’s West, St. Clairsville. Reservations to go to the dinner can be designed by contacting the competition office at 304-233-1090.
There will be a selection of entertainers getting the phase all a few times of the competition.
Friday’s leisure involves:
Robert “Moose” Dodrill singing from 12:30-1 p.m.
The 40+ band is established to play from 3-4 p.m.
WTRF 7 will broadcast stay from the web site from 5-5:30 p.m.
The Avanti Band is set entertain with Italian tunes from 5-6:30 p.m.
Eli & The Mojo Kings will perform from 7-8:15 p.m. and
Rounding out the evening will be Ray Massa’s Massive Italian Demonstrate setting up at 9 p.m.
Saturday’s amusement will consist of:
A veterans appreciation ceremony from 11 a.m. to noon
Bob Gaudio will sing and perform guitar from 1:30-2:20 p.m.
Bobby Pizzoferrato will entertain from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Rex Taneri Orchestra will participate in from 4-5:30 p.m.
The Ohio Valley Folk Dancers will wow the crowds from 6-6:30 p.m.
Amici is established from 7-8:30 p.m.
Lights Out Big Demonstrate-Beach front Boys will participate in from 9:15-10:45 p.m. and
Fireworks will comprehensive the night at 10:45 p.m.
Sunday’s amusement contains:
A Catholic Mass is from 10-11 a.m.
Le Sorelle Di Bacco will engage in from 11:15 a.m. to noon
A automobile demonstrate kicks off at noon
The Ohio Valley Folks Dancers will dance from 1-1:45 p.m. and
Pocket Transform will be the remaining entertainer for the festival, participating in from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
The festival’s annual Bocce Tournament also is prepared, starting off at 8 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday. There will be 32 groups permitted. The entry fee is $120 for every staff. The charge incorporates beer, four T-shirts, 4 two-day wristbands and 4 raffle tickets.
To enter, visit www.italyfest.org.