Saturday, August 23, 2008

Little Italy Festival

Clinton's annual Little Italy Festival is Labor Day Weekend (29 August through 1 September).

Start your exploration of Italian-American culture in west central Indiana right downtown in this Vermillion County town. You'll find Italian food, bocce ball, grape stomping, a unique wine garden, five different museums, a train depot, a coal depot, Italian market, wine museum and you can tour an Italian-American house of the early 20th century.

Hours are "after the parade" (the parade starts at 6 p.m.) until 11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, and 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday.

New this year is a Spaghetti Sauce Cookoff on 30 August. All sauces must be cooked on site -- and out in the open -- and (just in case you were wondering) the rules state that no contestant may discharge firearms or use any pyrotechnics or explosives at the Spaghetti Sauce Cook-Off. (Doesn't say anything about the spectators, though. Hmmmmmm.)

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