Rain or Shine
NO PETS ALLOWED
Join us as we celebrate our Italian and Italian American Heritage and Culture at the 14th Annual Mercer County Italian American Festival, September 27, 28, 29, 2013.
| Friday|| Saturday||Sunday|
|3pm - 10pm||12n - 11pm||12n - 9:30pm|
Children, 12 years of age and under: FREE compliments of XFINITY, only from Comcast
HandicappedSenior Citizens Special
Persons using a wheelchair or walker receive FREE Admission. Use South Post Road entrance for handicapped parking.
Senior Citizen Admission is $4 ($1 off regular price) for each of the three days.
Military personnel in uniform receive FREE Admission.
Enjoy Italian specialties from many of the area's best Italian restaurants and vendors plus stop by our wine and beer gardens for a refreshing beverage.
Italian Market Tent
Peruse the many offerings in our Italian Market and puchase Italian and Italian-American hand crafted products from numerous vendors.
Italian Heritage Pavilion
View memorabilia with over 200 displays of important and famous Italian-Americans who have made a contribution to our Country. Check out more Italian products, crafts and organizations. Plus enjoy a touch of Rome in Mercer County - toss a coin and make a wish in the famous "Fontana di Trevi." Coins benefit Ryan's Quest.
Play BOCCE! Play individually or bring a team, play in a tournament or play for fun, or just come and learn the game in the new Bocce area located in the center of festival grounds. Call 609-6311-7544 for more information.
Listen to guest speakers and watch cooking demonstrations
Dining TentsDance Tents
Dine in covered seating areas
Provided by K McCoy Insurance Agency and Rose Hill Assisted Living Community
Dance to your favorite performers on covered dance floors.
Enjoy more than twenty amusement rides for the whole family, provided by our new ride company, Majestic Midways. Rides are open all three days of the festival (see hours above). Rides require two to five amusement ride tickets with most in the three to four tickets range. Tickets cost $1.50 each for quantities below 25 and $1.00 each for quantities of 25 or more. (Minimum purchase is two tickets). Tickets may be purchased at the Amusement Ride Ticket Booths at the festival. * On Sunday, ride all the rides from 12 Noon to 5 PM for one price of $25.00. *
Enjoy performances on two stages including the Roma Bank Stage and the Cabaret Tent. Entertainment includes Italian folk dancers, big band music, traditional Italian music, Italian American favorites, opera, children’s entertainment and national favorites. Past headliners have included The Duprees, Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge, Sam Butera and the Wildest, Joey Dee & the Starliters, and Giada Valenti.
New Jersey Lottery Fireworks Spectacular
Join us on Saturday and stay for the festival's spectacular fireworks display at 10:00 PM, immediately following the headliner performance.
Sunday MassSuper 50/50
Sunday Mass with Monsignor Innocenzi honoring Italian-American war veterans and all veterans on the festival grounds.
The total for 2012 ticket sales was $40,232 with the winner receiving $20,116. The winning ticket number was 31920. Special thanks to New Jersey Assemblyman, Wayne DeAngelo, who sponsored our 50/50 tickets for 2012. For more information, please call our chair, Marion Bolton, at 609-396-2944. And make sure to get on our mailing list for 2013.
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Directions & Lodging
Go to our Directions Page for the best way to get to the festival and information on special deals on overnight lodging while visiting the festival. Click Here for complete info.