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Mercer County Italian American Festival to Celebrate 20th Anniversary, West Windsor, NJ



Hamilton, NJ – The Mercer County Italian American Festival is celebrating its 20th Anniversary September 27, 28, 29, 2019 and is pulling out all the stops with a full lineup of entertainment, food and attractions. The Festival will take place at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, New Jersey, 08550. The festival was started in 2000 by Festival Association President, Cav. John Scarpati, in direct response to what he felt was the diminishing presence of the Italian American Culture with which he grew up. When complaining one day about his concern. his friends challenged him to do something about it. The festival was his answer.

With Entertainment Legend Bobby Rydell headlining on Saturday, Number One Elvis Tribute Act, Doug Church headlining on Friday and member of the Original Blues Brothers Band, Rob Paparozzi, headlining on Sunday, the 20th Anniversary Festival features 3 full days of live entertainment on the Investors Bank Stage. The Festival Fireworks Spectacular takes place Saturday following Bobby Rydell's performance. Along with entertainment, the festival features a Food Piazza with restaurants, bakeries, food trucks, beer and wine; an Italian Market; a Heritage Pavilion with cultural displays, a working near-life size replica of the famous Trevi Fountain and Cultural Presentations throughout the festival; Bocce; more than 20 Amusement Rides with a special area for small children; a World War II Military Tribute; Italian Car Show on Saturday; and Mass on Sunday. "But most of all, said Mr Scarpati, the festival is a place for friends and family to meet, enjoy some good food, and spend some quality  time together."

The 20th Anniversary of the Mercer County Italian American The festival is open from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Friday, 12 noon to 11:00 pm on Saturday and 12:00 noon to 9:30 pm on Sunday. Mass is at 11:00 am on Sunday with free admission for those attending. Admission to the festival is only $5 for adults, $4 for Senior Citizens (65 and older) and FREE for children (12 and younger). Mercer County Park charges $5 for parking. Complete details and schedules can be found at Contact the Mercer County Italian American Festival Association at 609-631-7544 or visit the Festival Facebook page for the latest news.


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