The Ulster County Italian Festival will return on Sunday, October 8, 2023! Join us at the Rondout Waterfront for great food, live music, street performers, vendors, fun activities for the kids, and more!

Click here to read the Press Release for the 2023 Festival


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Main Stage

12:00 - 12:30: Opening Ceremonies & Awards

12:40 - 1:40: Leonisa Ardizzone Quartet

12:40 - 1:40: Spaghetti Eating Contest

2:00 - 3:00: The Vince Chiarelli Band

3:30 - 4:30: Mike Dell's Tribute to the Rat Pack

4:50 - 6:00: Ars Choralis featuring Andrew Hoben

6:30 - 8:00: Louis Prima Jr and The Witnesses

ItalianO+ Stage

1:00:  Francesca Hoffman (Singer/Songwriter)

2:00: Benji & Rita (Portuguese/Brazilian folk)

3:00: M’bollo (West African folk)

4:00: Pulso de Barro (Mexican folk)

5:00: Studio Stu & The Rhythm Method (Upbeat jazz)

Street Performers
Various times: Earl Pardini & Friends (Wandering minstrels)
1:00pm & 3:00pm: Vanaver Caravan (Dancers)
Various times: Mid-Hudson Jugglers
2:00: Elena & Friends (Hula hoopers)
2:00: BeeBee the Clown (Magic & balloon animals)
Various times: Marbletown Boys (Wandering minstrels)
Various times: Nick Collins (Accordion player)
3:30 & 8:00: Cory Glover (Fire breather)

Plus many costumed characters will be roaming the Festival throughout the day

Cultural Center (Maritime Barn)
12:30: Cami & George Fischer – Wine making demo
1:00: Andy Mundi – "Me and my dad on Mulberry Street"
1:30: James Leo tells a story
2:00: Professor DiNovo – "Celebrating Italian American Heritage Month"
2:30: Linda Saccoman – "Grandfather Saccoman and the American dream"
3:00: Randy Green Mundi – "growing up in Queens with my Italian Friends"
3:30: Mike Palladino – "Ravioli making, a family tradition"
4:00: Terri Dwyer – "Kitchen and Dining room were the busiest rooms"
4:30: Mary Tuma – "Southern Italian Cavatelli from my midtown Italian Kitchen"
5:00: John Novi – “Recipes of my Italian life”
5:30: Karen Pillsworth – "None called her “sweet” but she was the best Italian Mom"


Kingston Point (handicap accessible)
Kingston Plaza
Kingston High School parking lot

Watch a video featuring highlights from the 2022 Ulster County Italian Festival: