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!
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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
6:30 - 8:00: Louis Prima Jr and The Witnesses
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 High School parking lot
Watch a video featuring highlights from the 2022 Ulster County Italian Festival: