36th Annual
August 29, 30 & 31, 2014
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Regina Maria XXXVI

Regina Maria XXXV, Kasandra Ruscitto

Kasandra Theresa Ruscitto of Vienna, WV will be crowned as Regina Maria XXXVI this Labor Day Weekend

Contact the Festival Office for more information.
2014 Poster Contest Winner, Benjamin DeFazio

Poster Contest A Look Ahead

To Benjamin, The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival represents his Italian ancestors who have passed, his heritage that he honors and cherishes, and the legacy of food, music, and dancing which the Italian-American culture has passed on to the community.

"I love to look down the streets and see families enjoying food, friends, music, and dancing! When I look at Main Street, Clarksburg on Labor Day Weekend, I see heritage and culture and art and colors and life. My poster design depicts Italian ancestors walking through the famous arch of San Giovanni in Fiore in Calabria into the 'new world' of America. Each person in the foreground represents those in the past and how art has influenced their/our lives. There is one less person in the foreground to represent those who are no longer with us. I hope to inspire everyone to view the festival in the same way that I do!"

The 6th Annual Author's Forum

sponsored by
James & Law Company

Sunday, August 28, 2014 at the Waldomore

 
VIP Brunch

Saturday, August 30, 2014 immediately following the Grand Feature Parade at Noon at the Harrison County Senior Citizens Center


Elimination Dinner

The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival will present the Annual Elimination Dinner

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the Bridgeport Country Club.

The cocktail hour will be from 6pm - 7pm, dinner will be served at 7pm and the drawing will be held immediately following dinner. Tickets will again be a $100 tax deductible donation, which includes dinner and an open bar, with a grand prize of $4,000!


 
Honorees Dinner

Please join the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival for the annual Honorees Dinner. Thursday, August 28, 2014

Italian Man of the Year, Anthony Bellotte
Italian Woman of the Year, Angela Bellotte
Honorary Italian Man of the Year, Dr. Joseph Momen
Honorary Italian Woman of the Year, Sarah Carr Parsons
Excellence in Education, Mary Randolph
Mother of the Year, Lucie Romano


Annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival
The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival presents the 16th ANNUAL 5-K RACE



The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival held their 16th Annual 5-K Race on Saturday, July 19, 2014. The race will take place in uptown Clarksburg, along the new route which led runners along the business & residential districts of Clarksburg & Glen Elk. The course has been a big hit the last few years and the runners seem to enjoy this "RUNNER FRIENDLY" course.

Runners click here to register

2013 Official Race Results

  Annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival
WVIHF Golf Tournament


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

This big event is always held the Wednesday preceding Labor Day Weekend. This 4-man scramble will be held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. This tournament is followed by an Elimination Dinner. Anyone wishing to participate should contact the Festival office.



The 26th Annual Greater Clarksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau Pasta Cook-Off

Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Jackson Square Parking Facility in Clarksburg.

This fun-filled day is always held the Saturday before the Festival. This year's event will take place on August 23, 2014 at the new parking building on Pike Street in Uptown Clarksburg, cooking begins at 9:00am, tasting & judging begins at 12:00pm.

Annual West Virginia Italian Heritage FestivalGreat cooks from around the area compete to see who has the "BEST PASTA IN TOWN"!! Each dish is judged by the public and a panel of judges. The day is not only filled with great smells of fine Italian cuisine, but on-going entertainment and special activities for all ages & a HOT PEPPER EATING CONTEST!!!



2nd Annual Car & Bike Show

Sponsors
XTO Energy

E.L. Farmer and Company
Annual West Virginia Italian Heritage FestivalSunday, August 31, 2014 on the festival grounds.

Trophies! Goody Bags! Door Prizes!
Event Surface is Blacktop - Dash Plaques Given to first 50 vehicles to register - 50/50 Drawing - 7 Classes / 38 Awards
Award Presentation at 3:00 p.m.

Early entry fee: $10.00.

Car and Bike Show Entry Form, Rules and Regulations


Bocce Tournament

GAME ON!

The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival will present the 5th Annual Bocce Tournament August 23 & 24, 2014 at Fergusson Memorial Park, Shinnston, WV.



For more information contact 304.592.5631 or email wvihf@wvihf.com

Entry fee is $80 per team.
Guaranteed $600 prize money
(based on minimum 8-team tournament...
more teams = more money.)

1st Place = $300 minimum
2nd Place = $200 minimum
3rd Place = $100 minimum

 
Meatball Eating Contest

Sponsor
ARE YOU HUNGRY?!

The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival will present the 4th Annual Meatball Eating Contest Saturday, August 23, 2014

Featuring both Men's and Women's Divisions!



For more information contact 304.622.7314 or email wvihf@wvihf.com


Homemade Wine Contest

Saturday, August 23, 2014, during the 26th Annual Pasta Cook-Off.

More information to follow.

 
3rd Annual Canned Pepper Contest

Saturday, August 23, 2014, during the 26th Annual Pasta Cook-Off.

More information to follow.


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SPONSORS

Mike Ross, Inc.


Central WV Transit Authority


Greater Clarksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau
Davis Funeral Home
Shinnston News & Harrison County Journal
L&L Auvil Insurance Agency, LLC
City of Clarksburg
Budweiser
Consol Energy
Secret & Shields, A. C.


Buffington Studio


MVB Bank
Ronald Lane, Inc.


RBC Wealth Management
WesBanco
Byard-Mercer Pharmacy
Premier Bank
WV Lottery
Pepsi
E.L. Farmer and Companu
Clarksburg Exponent Telegram
Family Vision


Huntington National Bank
Nesler Media
WV Radio Corporation
Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation
Gemondo & McQuiggan, LLP
XTO Energy
Mylan, Inc.
WDTV, News Channel 5 & Fox10
Clarksburg Nursing & Rehabilitation Center


Citynet
Eastpointe Auto Spa


The National Italian Amercian Foundation
Magic 106.5
Frontier Communications
Hart Office Solutions

 
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