Why, yes, little Indiana does love a good festival and if, like the Little Italy Festival in Clinton, Indiana, it has an emphasis on food, I’m more than happy to attend!
Held every Labor Day Weekend since 1966, this festival was giant.
Little Italy Festival
Knee-deep into winter, I find myself longing for festivals, fairs, and outdoor events in general. Clinton, Indiana, small Indiana town though it is, sure knows how to plan an event that leaves me yearning for summer.
There are familiar fair favorites like those (creepy) swings, helicopter ride, kiddie Ferris wheel, and all that sort of fun (nausea-inducing) kid stuff. I even joined Kid #1 in the fun house!
Really, the selection of rides that fit the age of Kid #1 (5 years old) was perfect! He had a great time. There was just so much that he could do!
We had fun just watching him strut around afterward like he was big stuff.
Little Italy Festival and Italian Food
Of course, there’s your standard fair food like snow cones, funnel cakes, and cotton candy but since this is the Little Italy Festival, there’s also plenty of Italian food on the menu!
Cannoli, Mostaccoli, Italian Cream Cake, and all yummy things Italian. Now that’s my kind of festival!
If you like to shop, not only are there plenty of vendors (many with Italy-themed items like “Kiss Me I’m Italian” t-shirts) but the downtown Clinton shops are also open. Trust me, it will keep you plenty busy!
Can you say loads of planned activities? This is a jam-packed four day festival. Yes, four days of Italian goodness!
Little Italy Festivities
You can choose from an assortment of activities like a grape stomping event or watch various local dance troupes or gymnasts perform onstage.
There are also events like the choosing of the Re and Regina and the crowning of the Grape Queen (I’m not making that up).
There’s also a parade, and a spaghetti sauce cook-off (can little Indiana be the judge of that? Pretty please?). That would be perfect!
Fun for All
Add this to your little Indiana calendar of Festivals and Events. It’s not to be missed and is a guaranteed good time for any age.
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Clinton, Indiana in Vermillion County
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