38th Annual
September 2, 3 & 4, 2016
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The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival will celebrate its 38th Anniversary, September 2, 3 & 4, 2016. The WVIHF has been rated among the "Top 100 Events in North America" by the ABA, a "Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society" & one of the "Top 4 Italian Festival's" in the nation by the National Sons of Italy.

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It was born out of Love,
Please join us to celebrate our 38th Annual Celebration! This year promises to carry on its tradition of being one of the state's most spectacular and colorful events!

Love, and a pride in the cultural heritage of Italian-Americans in West Virginia, that gave life to the idea of a Festival in Clarksburg to honor the past, celebrate the present, and preserve rich traditions for future generations.

During the first West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival in 1979, the wine flowed, tantalizing arrays of delectable food abounded and the music was fast-paced. With color, pageantry, entertainment, events, contests, exhibitions and displays packing the streets of uptown Clarksburg, the Festival was an instant success.

With each successive year, the little Festival has grown, and now is rated one of the "Top 100 Events in North America" including Canada. Each year, this 3-day street festival brings over 100,000 visitors to Clarksburg.

From the opening ceremonies, when the royal court of Regina Maria (Regina meaning "Queen" and Maria the name of the first queen of Italy), is crowned, to its conclusion with the traditional festival dance, the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival overflows with enjoyment.

Please join us to celebrate our 38th Annual Celebration! This year promises to carry on its tradition of being one of the state's most spectacular and colorful events!

Entertainment and Events for All Ages
The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival offers events, authentic Italian cuisine and "fun and games" for people of all ages. A special "children's" area and stage has been added over the years that is designed to entertain the smaller children during the entire Festival, from Happy the Clown to magicians and music.

Top-named entertainers can be found on the main stage during the Festival. Previous years, Festival goers have enjoyed such notables as Tony Danza, Kathy Mattea, Jo Dee Messina, Steve Augeri, Joey Dee and the Starliters, and Frankie Avalon - all free of charge to the public.

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North Central West Virginia Regional Airport

Meadowbrook Mall

Huntington Banks

Hart Office Supplies

Thrasher Engineering
Eastpointe Auto Spa

WV Radio Corporation

PDC Energy
Clarksburg Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Mountain Valley Pipeline

Davis Funeral Home

Baker Hughes

Joe R. Pyle Auctions & Realty

Beverage Distributors

Mike Ross, Inc.

Country Club Chrysler

Byard Mercer Pharmacy

Premier Bank, Inc.

Morgantown Printing & Binding

Harry Greens 7 Acres

D. Reynolds Rentals

Waste Management of WV, Inc.

Pepsi Beverages Company


MVB Bank

WV Lottery

Bad Lizard Granite & Quartz

Embellishments / Wicked Sisters
Harrison County Commission


Secret & Shields

Sharpe Electric



Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Vintage Theatre Company

City of Clarksburg
Rose of Sharon

WDTV News Channel 5 & Fox 10

The Exponent Telegram

Texas Roadhouse
McNeer, Highland, McMunn & Varner LC

Greater Clarksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau

Greater Bridgeport Convention & Visitors Bureau

Buffington Studios

James & Law
Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation

Weather Service

Waco Oil & Gas

CACI Integrated  Communications

Dan Riggs Garage & Towing

Mylan Pharmaceuticals

Frontier Communications

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