“If you liked our food in the pouring-down rain, you’re going to love it in the sunshine,” Brian Andzik, the Italian Fall Festa’s chif organizer, said of this year’s event.
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WHAT TO EAT
The food-filled festival features baked pasta dinners on Friday, stuffed shells on Saturday and spaghetti and meatballs on Sunday. Other Italian favorites that will be available throughout the weekend include calzones; sausage, meatball, Italian Beef and Muffaletta sandwiches; pizza; and Italian soups. At the Italian (of course) deli, festival-goers can dine on salads, breads and cheeses. Beer, wine, Italian beverages and soft drinks will be available to wash down the authentic homemade Italian dishes. A limited-edition Warped Wing brew, Limone Lager, will be available as supplies last.
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And then there are the desserts: Italian cannolis, pastries, cakes, gelato and other items are available to eat at the Festa, or to take home.
There will be live Italian music, and, at 3 p.m. Sunday, the annual spaghetti-eating contest for both children and adults.
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A "pre-festa" lunch is available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday by calling (937) 258-3600 and "stopping by to pick up your order to share with your friends back at the office," according to a release. An annual 5K "Meatball Madness Run" will take place at 10 a.m. Sunday. Registration is available online at www.italianfallfesta.com.
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Admission and parking are free. A free shuttle service will be available to and from the Reynolds & Reynolds parking lots to the north of the festival venue.
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Italian Fall Festa is put on by the John Pirelli Lodge, Order Sons of Italy in America.
WANT TO GO?
What: Italian Fall Festa
When: Sept. 6 from 6-11 p.m., Sept. 7. from noon to 11 p.m. and Sept. 8 from noon to 8 p.m.
Where: Sons of Italy - Dayton, John Pirelli Lodge #1633, 2625 County Line Road, Kettering
More info: italianfallfesta.com