The 2nd Annual Fountain Inn Italian-American Heritage Festival is Happening in April 2023

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The second annual Fountain Inn Italian Festival is on Saturday, April 29th, 2023. Are you thinking about attending the festival? We have the schedule, the vendors, and all the details you need to plan your day to have an incredible time at the Italian-American Heritage Festival.

Fountain Inn Italian Festival

About the Italian-American Heritage Festival in Fountain Inn, SC

The quick facts:

  • Saturday, April 29th, 2023 from 12 pm to 6 pm
  • Main Street, Fountain Inn
  • Free Admission

This Italian-American Heritage Festival was a huge success for its inaugural year in 2022. This year’s festival seems to be giving the same amount of excitement, if not, more. There will be music, food, drinks, shopping from vendors, and activities. Last year there was a 50/50 raffle, corn hole tournament, and even a spaghetti eating contest! We’re so excited to see what 2023 holds—the committee says it will be bigger and better!

2022 Entertainment and Demonstrations Schedule (2023’s schedule has not been released)

12 pm: Opening Ceremony
12:30 pm: Opera, John Shorter
1 pm: Chef Kevin: How to make fresh ricotta and cavatelli
1:30 pm: ballet, to include traditional Italian dances
2:30 pm: Italian Songs, John Shorter
2:30 pm: Chef Fred: How to make Braciole with meat sauce
2:30 to 5:30 pm: Corn hole tournament and other games
3:15 pm: Folk Music, Ashlyn Greene
4 pm: Chef Kevin: How to make Sicilian Maccarruna and Marinara
4:30 pm: DJ Mike Guiliano
6 pm: John Shorter/ Mike Philip
6:15pm: Spaghetti Eating Contest
7:40 pm: Closing speech

Sign up for Events

Want to show the Upstate how much spaghetti you can eat, or show off your corn hole skills? You need to sign up in advance.

Spaghetti eating contest: How fast can you eat 1/2 lb of spaghetti with marinara? Email Chuck at cferraro3[email protected] to enter. The winner will receive a $25 Gift Card.

Corn hole tournament: Sign up for the cornhole tournament online.

Fountain Inn Italian Festival Map

Find a brochure with a festival map on the Italian Festival Facebook page. (Not released for 2023 yet)

Vendor Shopping and Food at the Festival

Good Italian food is not always easy to find in the south, and that’s just one of the things that will make this festival unique.

Check out the vendors that plan to set up at the festival, and do yourself a favor, make sure to get a pastry from Gio’s Pastry Shop.

Food Vendors at the Italian-American Festival

  • Bada Bing Pizzeria- NY Style Pizza
  • Street Pizza-Roman Style Pizza and Calzones
  • Cucina Del Borgo- Roast Pork Sandwiches
  • Upstate Grower’s Market- Sausage & Peppers
  • The Scouts- Eggplant Parm and Meatballs
  • Larrio’s Doggie Wagon- Hot Dogs
  • Cucina 100- Pizza, Beer/Wine
  • Fountain Inn Taproom- Parm Sliders, Beer/Wine
  • Sully Steamer’s-Pizza and Italian Steamers
  • MooHogz- Hot Italian Beef Sandwiches
  • IACG- Cold Cut Heros, Zeppole
  • Gio’s Pastry & Italian Market– Arancini, Cannoli & more
  • Cakes to Dye For-Cakes & Sweets
  • Robin’s Just Desserts-Macarons
  • AP Jumbo Funnel Cakes- Funnel Cakes, Popcorn & More
  • Bucks Hot Nutz-Nuts
  • Sweet Dreams by Lori- Cupcakes, Cakes & More
  • Kona Ice-Shaved Ice
  • Palmetto Olive Oil & Vinegar- flavored oils and vinegars

Vendors to Shop at the Italian-American Heritage Festival

  • 864 Design Company
  • Braceland Boutique
  • Color Street
  • Crazy Eye Art & Design
  • Creative Chic
  • Crochet by Angela
  • Delsasa Designs
  • Dynamic Reproducer (Mattia’s Table)
  • Emily’s Rock Garden
  • Hallie Smith Ceramics
  • Meli J’s Boutique
  • Miss Bee Haven Honey Bones
  • Paula’s Crafty Creations
  • Que Lynda Designs
  • Slay The Clay
  • Soaps By Lela
  • Tina’s Stained Glass Treasures
  • Truly Simple Dog Treats
  • Vdovichenko Bee Farm
  • Zens Boutique Designs

About the Author
Maria Bassett is a former school orchestra teacher, turned homeschool mom. She and her husband homeschool their 3 sons and 1 daughter, who range from 4th grade through 9th grade. Believing children learn best when they are engaged and having fun, this family loves to take their homeschool on the road, around Greenville and beyond.

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