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Festival Season: Cincitalia

Those who have lived in our beautiful region for a while know what the month of May means; the start of festival season! For those new to the area, you’re about to experience a serious treat. While you will hear plenty of information on the big festivals (Taste of Cincinnati, Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, etc.) we are starting a new series that will highlight some of the lessor know, yet still has fun, festivals. We begin this week with Cincitalia!

Cincitalia, as the name may imply, is a celebration honoring all things Italian. There obviously is Italian food and wine. But the festival also offers 3-days of music, dancing, cooking lesson, rides and a procession honoring St. Catherine. As only we can do here, it’s also a wonderful benefit raising money for St. Catherine of Siena School.


If you are a lover of Italian food, this is a must attend event. Here is just a small sample of the culinary delights that await you: Calamari, Lasagna, Stromboli, Baked Ziti (for the vegetarians), Calzones, Tiramisu, and the infamous Cannolis. Admit it, you’re mouth is watering just looking at that list. And the great part is that is only about a third of the items that can be had.


A festival here isn’t a festival without music. Scheduled performers include The Rusty Griswolds, Dr. Zoot and more. Bring the whole family is definitely encouraged as there will be plenty of entertainment for the kids as well. Carnival rides will run each day on Saturday and Sunday. There will be a lollipop pull. And they can create their own spin art and buttons.

The festival will run June 2, 3, and 4. Mark your calendars–or put it in your smartphone–so you don’t forget!

For full information on times, all menu options, and full entertainment click here.

Make it a great one!

Photo Credit: Cincitalia

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May 18, 2017

by Beverly Corsmeier



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