Italian Fall Festa returns with food and entertainment this weekend

The annual Italian Fall Festa features delicious food, live entertainment and a 5K race from Friday, Sep. 10 to Sunday, Sep. 12 at Bella Villa Hall, 2625 County Line Road in Kettering. TOM GIlLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
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The annual Italian Fall Festa features delicious food, live entertainment and a 5K race from Friday, Sep. 10 to Sunday, Sep. 12 at Bella Villa Hall, 2625 County Line Road in Kettering. TOM GIlLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

One of the Miami Valley’s most popular food events returns this weekend.

The Italian Fall Festa, hosted by the Order Sons of Italy In America, will take place from Friday, Sept. 10 through Sunday, Sept. 12 at 2625 County Line Road in Kettering. The event will include live entertainment, popular Italian dishes, the Meatball Madness 5K Run, and games of bocce ball.

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The baked pasta dinner will be served from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, Sep. 10; the stuffed shell dinner will be served from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11; and a spaghetti and meatballs dinner will be served from noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12. Lunch will also be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10.

The Meatball Madness 5K Run will take place on Sunday, Sept. 12, with the participants setting off at 11 a.m. on the grounds of the Bella Villa Hall at the John Pirelli Lodge in Kettering. Participants can register for the race on the 5K’s website. Each participant will pay $25 to run in the race.

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Festival parking is located at the Reynolds and Reynolds Parking lot at the corner of Research Boulevard and County Line Road, with free shuttle service provided.

More information about the Italian Fall Festa can be found by visiting the festival’s website or Facebook page.

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HOW TO GO

What: Italian Fall Festa

Where: 2625 County Line Road, Kettering

When: Friday, Sept. 10 through Sunday, Sept. 12

More info: www.italianfallfesta.com or www.facebook.com/ItalianFallFesta