1st Annual Italian Festival
Sunday, October 8, 2023
11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Hershey Italian Lodge
128 Hillcrest Rd, 17033
Join us for a fun filled family day of Italian celebrations, food, drinks, and entertainment! We will start the day off by hosting a pizza cook-off with a top prize of $500! Whether you just want to watch and sample, or try out your pizza making skills for the big win, everyone is sure to get their pizza on! If you are interested in competing please visit www.pizzacook-off.com for rules and to register.
Get a team together and compete in the bocce tournament that will start at noon with a top cash prize of $500! If you would like to sign a team up, contact email@example.com. There is a $50 entry fee, and each team must consist of at least 4 people. There are only spaces for 16 teams, so sign up soon!
Throughout the day we will have multiple vendors for your enjoyment! Our current vendor list is as follows. Keep checking back for updates!
- Jean Marie - Homemade Pasta
- Troegs - Beer
- Englewood - Beer
- Palmyra Green House- Fresh Flowers
- Hershey Historic Center- Italian Heritage
- Silvio Sweets - Homemade Treats
- Hidden Still Spirits
- Springgate - Wine and Spirits
- Senapes Pitza - Tomato Pie
- Venusian Table - Cherry and Apple Pie Squares
Bring a chair to hang out and enjoy live music on the deck from 12-6:30.
Marino Gaspari - 12-1:30
Dino Tozzi Band - 2-3:30
Addi Grace - 4-6:30
Try your luck at the gift baskets and 50/50 raffle, get your face painted, or throw some cornhole. For all of the football fans out there, we’ll have the Steelers vs. Ravens game on at 1 p.m. inside at the bar, and the Eagles vs. Rams on at 4:05 p.m.
The Italian Lodge will have Italian food options available for purchase, as well as some sweet treats. There is sure to be fun had by all and everyone is welcomed to this event, you do not have to be a member to celebrate the Italian heritage!
See the "Events" section for more details including sponsorship opportunities.