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23rd Annual DEMUS Italian Specialty Foods 4th & Main Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation Berry Energy Bridgeport CVB Budweiser Buffington Studios Centra City of Clarksburg Citynet Clarksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau Clarksburg Exponent Telegram Clarksburg Nursing & Rehab. Center Country Club Chrysler Dodge Jeep Dan Riggs Garage & Towing David Seamon, Insurance for Less Davis Weaver Funeral Home Days Inn & Suites Demus Italian Specialty Foods Dominion Eastpointe Autospa Embellishments/Wicked Sisters EQT Freedom Kia of Clarksburg Frontier Communications Gabriel Brother’s, Inc. Harrison County Commission Harry Green 7 Acres Huntington Banks James & Law Co. Kentucky Fried Chicken Lamar Advertising

MCM Business Systems McNeer, Highland, McMunn & Varner, L.C. Medbrook Medical Center Mike Ross, Inc. Nardelli Audiology North Central West Virginia Airport Pepsi PJ Kelly’s Precision Oil & Gas Rose of Sharon Shinnston News & Harrison Co. Journal Superior Ford Lincoln Mercury Texas Roadhouse Thrasher Engineering United Sound & Electronics University Motors Village Square Conference Center Waco Oil & Gas Wal*Mart Waste Management of WV Waterfront Jeep WDTV News Channel 5 & Fox10 Weatherservice Wells Fargo Insurance of WV WesBanco Wilson-Martino Dental Associates WV Department of Agriculture WV Lottery WV Radio Corporation

LODGING DAY’S INN 179 exit 119 to Rt. 50 East Bridgeport, WV 26330 304-842-7371 (Official Lodging for the WVIHF) HILTON GARDEN INN 1-79 Exit 121 Clarksburg, WV 26301 304-326-9200

SLEEP INN 1-79 Exit 119 to Rt. 50E Bridgeport, WV 26330 304-842-1919

SUTTON INN 1-79 Exit 119 to Rt. 50E Bridgeport, WV 304-623-2600

GREENBRIER MOTEL I-79 Exit 119 to Rt. 50W Clarksburg, WV 26301 304-624-5518

Clarksburg Visitors Bureau 877-622-2157

CENTRA bus service available for Festival Call 304-623-6002

Pasta Cook-Off

33rd Annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival

Country Club Chrysler Saturday, August 27, 2011 Cooking starts at 9:00am Tasting at Noon Jackson Square Parking Facility


“Oh What A Night” Lou Christie

Deana Martin

Homemade Wine Contest sponsored by

September 2,3,4, 2011 Uptown Clarksburg Labor Day Weekend


WV Department of Agriculture and The 5th Floor &

The Buckingham’s

Hot Pepper Eating Contest sponsored by

Tate’s Fruit Market both held during the Pasta Cook-Off

Bocce Tournament

Rudy Amato sponsored in part by: North Central West Virginia Airport

Saturday, August 27 & Sunday, August 28, 2011

Ferguson Memorial Park, Shinnston BENVENUTI The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival will celebrate its 33rd Annual Festival on September 2,3,4, 2011. It has been rated among the “Top 100 Events in North America” by the American Bus Association, The Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events and One of the Largest Italian Festival’s in the Nation, (Sons of Italy). From the Coronation to the closing ceremonies, it will create a “little bit of Italy” in the hills of North Central West Virginia. See for yourself why it is rated as one of the most authentic ethnic Festivals in the USA.

West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival 340 W. Main Street, Clarksburg, WV 26301 PHONE: 304-622-7314 FAX: 304-622-5727

Website: Email:

sponsored by: Clarksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau, Harmer Funeral Home, Lumberport Shinnston Gas, McDonalds of Harrison County, Orioles Club & Lounge, WesBanco of Shinnston, Hammer’s Market, Shinnston Plumbing, Perine Funeral Home, Jimmy’s Diner, Inc., Dorsey Funeral Home Inc., A’s Pizza, Abruzzino Italian Bakery, ProCare Pharmacy Inc., Pizza Express, Lee Reger Build, Inc.

Golf Tournament sponsored by: Harry Green 7 Acres

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Davisson Brothers Band sponsored by:

AMICI sponsored by: Mike

Ross, Inc.


Bridgeport Country Club

Elimination Dinner to follow the Golf Tournament - Bridgeport Country Club

Honoree’s Dinner Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 Village Square Conference Center, 6:00pm Sponsored by: Greater Clarksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau


Friday - venerdi September 2nd WV Lottery Day

Main Stage 11:30 Noon 1:30 2:30 2:45 3:30 4:00 5:15 6:15 7:15 8:30

Pre Coronation Music - AMICI Coronation of Regina Maria XXXIII Bridgeport High School Jazz Ensemble Sam and Ott (Accordion Players) WVIHF Dancers Sam and Ott (Accordion Players) Florence Chico Cann Children’s Chorus Mary Frances Beto Smith Benjamin DeFazio Rudy Amato “Oh What A Night” (A musical tribute to Frankie Valli and the FourSeasons)



Children’s Stage Located in the

2:00 2:30 3:00 4:00 5:00 5:30 6:00

Children’s Area

Happy the Clown Hula Hoop Contest Dave Powers (Magician) WVIHF Dancers NCA Dance Pizza Eating Contest Dave Powers (Magician)

Showcase Stage

On the corner of 2nd and Main

Featuring Broadway to Top 40 Hits 3pm-7pm

Coronation Reception Concert by Barbara Tiano Immediately following the Coronation at the Waldomore sponsored by Texas Roadhouse, Pepsi, Embellishments & Wicked Sisters

Outdoor Children’s Movie Gnomeo and Juliet


Saturday - sabato September 3rd

Sunday - domenica September 4th


Pepsi Day


Grand Parade at 10:30 am Parade Sponsors:

Centra, Davis Weaver Funeral Home, Eastpointe Autospa, Exponent Telegram, Greater Clarksburg CVB, Harry Green 7 Acres, Medbrook Medical Ctr.

Children’s Stage

Main Stage Noon 1:15 2:15 3:15 4:15 5:15 6:00 6:15 7:30 8:45 10:15

The Davisson Brothers Band Florence Chico Cann Children’s Chorus WVIHF Dancers Bridgeport High School Jazz Ensemble Allegro Dance Company Benjamin DeFazio Sam and Ott (Accordion Players) Rudy Amato Lou Christie Deana Martin AMICI

Showcase Stage

On the corner of 2nd and Main

Featuring Broadway to Top 40 Hits 1pm-7pm

Italian Cultural Events All Weekend Long

Enjoy Italian Cooking Demonstrations, Canning, and more! sponsored by: Gabriel

Brother’s Inc. and North Central West Virginia Airport, at the YWCA on Washington Avenue.

Located in the

Books & Brass

11:00 12:45 1:30 2:45 5:00 6:00

Outdoor Mass Florence Chico Cann Children’s Chorus TBA The Buckingham’s AMICI Festival Closes

Children’s Area

12:00 Mario Orsini (Magician) 1:00 The Studio for the Performing Arts 1:30 In Step School of Dance 2:00 Bob Nickerson (Juggling Act) 2:30 Mario Orsini teaches magic! 3:30 Hula Hoop Contest 4:00 NCA Cheer 4:30 Happy the Clown 5:00 Bob Nickerson (Juggling Act) Visit the Festival Information Booth located on corner of 3rd and Main by City Hall to purchase your WVIHF Souvenirs and don’t forget to visit the WVIHF FRITTI Booth!!! Meatball Eating Contest held at Jackson Square Begins at 3:00 Registration at 2:45 1st place: $100 Cash Prize

Saturday at 2pm in the Waldomore Victor Basile, Judy Byers and Betty Larosa sponsored by: James & Law Co. FREE Concert by Brass Unlimited at 4pm

Main Stage

Weekend Coverage

2nd place: $50 Cash Prize - 3rd place: $25 Cash Prize Men’s and Women’s Divisions

Children’s Stage Located in the

12:00 12:30 1:00 1:30 2:30 3:00 3:30 4:00

Children’s Area

Happy The Clown The Studio for the Performing Arts WVIHF Dancers Dave Powers (Magician) Happy the Clown WVIHF Dancers Pizza Eating Contest Happy The Clown

Showcase Stage On the corner of 2nd and Main

Featuring Broadway to Top 40 Hits 1pm-3pm SUNDAY, September 4th is PEPSI DAY Sign up for free prizes Drawing will be at 5:45pm on the Antero Resources Appalachian Corp. Main Stage Sign up at any Festival beverage booth. You must be present to win and 18 years old. You will have 10 minutes when your name is announced to claim your prize.

sponsored by:

Bridgeport Conference Center, BestCare Pharmacy– Bridgeport, DeFazio Oil, Ron Fragale, Richard Iaquinta,

This schedule is subject to change.

WVIHF Brochure  

Updated 2011 Brochure

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