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

Elleyse Gemondo

Elleyse Gemondo of Bridgeport, WV will be crowned as Regina Maria XXXV this Labor Day Weekend

Contact the Festival Office for more information.
Bella Notte Valentine Celebration

Bella Notte Valentine Celebration

The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival held the 4th Annual Bella Notte Valentine Celebration on Saturday, February 15, 2014, 5:30PM at the village Square Conference Center.

The 5th Annual Author's Forum

sponsored by
James & Law Company

Dr. Carolyn Atkins2

Featuring Dr. Carolyn Atkins
Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 6pm at the Waldomore

Event Brochure/Dr. Atkins Biography
VIP Brunch

Saturday, August 31, 2013 immediately following the Grand Feature Parade at Noon at the Harrison County Senior Citizens Center.

Mrs. Anna Pishner Harsh will be honored as the Excellence in Education Award Recipient

Mrs. Anna Pishner Harsh

Mrs. Anna Pishner Harsh

Poster Contest
2013 Poster Contest Winner, Alexis Irvin

Alexis Irvin is the 2013 winner of the 35th Annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Poster Contest! She is the first student from West Liberty University to ever win this outstanding award! Congratulations Alexis!
Honorees Dinner

View Invitation (PDF)

Please join the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival for the annual Honorees Dinner.

Thursday, August 29, 2013, 6PM, Bridgeport Conference Center, 300 Conference Center Way, Bridgeport, WV

Italian-American Man of the Year, Joe Retton
Italian-American Woman of the Year, Sharon Flanery
Honorary Italian Man of the Year, John Ebert
Honorary Italian Woman of the Year, Margaret Bailey
MOther & Father of the Year, John & Mary Shields

2012 Bingo
WVIHF Longaberger/Vera Bradley Purse Bingo

Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the Clarksburg Knights of Columbus.

Doors open at 12:30PM. Early Birds at 1:30PM. Bingo at 2:00PM. 20 Games for $20, PLUS 2 FREE Early Birds & 1 Mystery Game! 50/50 Drawings, Raffles, Many Door Prizer & Concessions. (Must be 18 years or older to play). Proceeds benefit the WVIHF.

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.

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.

Golfers, click here to register

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!!!

Click here for the Registration form, Rules & Regulations

2nd Annual Car & Bike Show

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
Car and Bike Show flyer

Bocce Tournament


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 benvenuto79@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

Bocce Tournament Entry Form
Bocce tournament poster
Meatball Eating Contest


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 benvenuto79@wvihf.com

Meatball Eating Contest Entry Form
Meatball Contest Poster

Homemade Wine Contest

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

More information to follow.

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!

Eliminiation Dinner Letter

3rd Annual Canned Pepper Contest

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

More information to follow.




Byard-Mercer Pharmacy
Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation
Shinnston News & Harrison County Journal
XTO Energy
Nesler Media
Greater Clarksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau
WV Radio Corporation
United Sound and Electronics
The National Italian Amercian Foundation
Ronald Lane, Inc.

Premier Bank
Hart Office Solutions
Gemondo & McQuiggan, LLP
Consol Energy
L&L Auvil Insurance Agency, LLC
Secret & Shields, A. C.

WDTV, News Channel 5 & Fox10
E.L. Farmer and Companu
Buffington Studio

Freedom Kia
Family Vision

Huntington National Bank
City of Clarksburg
Mylan, Inc.
Eastpointe Auto Spa

Chase Bank
Central WV Transit Authority

RBC Wealth Management
Davis Funeral Home

Frontier Communications
WV Lottery
Magic 106.5
Clarksburg Exponent Telegram
Mike Ross, Inc.

Clarksburg Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

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