The Little Italy Festival in Clinton, Indiana is an Italian food-lovers dream come true!
Held every Labor Day Weekend since 1966, this Vermillion County festival is absolutely massive.
Little Italy Festival in Clinton, Indiana
Clinton, Indiana, small Indiana town though it is, sure knows how to plan one amazing event!
There are familiar fair favorites like those free-flying swings, helicopter ride, kiddie Ferris wheel, and all that sort of fun (nausea-inducing) kid stuff. Kid #1 and I played in the fun house! That’s much more my speed.
Really, this was a fantastic 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 he couldn’t believe his great good luck. We had fun just watching him strut around afterward like he was big stuff.
Clinton, Indiana Festival
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! It smelled like my grandma’s kitchen, that delicious smell I haven’t smelled since I was 12 years old.
With a festival so big, you know there are a ton of great vendors here! Many possess Italy-themed items like “Kiss Me I’m Italian” t-shirts but the downtown Clinton shops are also open. Trust me, there is no end to the things you can do!
We haven’t even gotten into the planned activities! This is a jam-packed four day festival. Yes, four days of Italian goodness!
There’s a grape stomping event, the choosing of the Re and Regina and the crowning of the Grape Queen (I’m not making that up), a parade, and a spaghetti sauce cook-off (can little Indiana be the judge of that?)!
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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