The 3rd Annual Fountain Inn Italian-American Heritage Festival is Happening in April 2024

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The second annual Fountain Inn Italian American Heritage Festival is on Saturday, April 27th, 2024. 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 this Fountain Inn Italian festival and celebration!

The Fountain Inn Italian American Heritage Festival in South Carolina

Enjoy A Day in Fountain Inn with our handy guide to this charming town in South Carolina!

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

The quick facts:

  • Saturday, April 27th, 2024 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. For the third year, the festival will bring the same excitement, if not, more. You’ll enjoy music, food, drinks, shopping from vendors, and activities. In previous years there was a 50/50 raffle, corn hole tournament, and even a spaghetti eating contest! We’re so excited to see what 2024 holds—the committee says it will be bigger and better!

Previous Entertainment and Demonstrations Schedule (2024’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: Cornhole 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
6:15 pm: 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. We will update you with more information closer to the event so you can sign up for some fun events. Previous years had cornhole tournaments and spaghetti-eating contests.

Fountain Inn Italian Festival Map

Find a brochure with a festival map on the Italian Festival Facebook page. (Not released for 2024 yet)

Vendor Shopping and Food at the Italian American Heritage 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.

2024 Food Vendors at the Italian-American Festival

  • Cucina 100- Pizza
  • Gio’s Pastry Shop, Caffe, & Italian Market- Italian cuisine and pastry
  • IAHF/Full House Sportzaria
  • IAHF/Gelato
  • IAHF/Meatball Subs
  • IAHF/Sausage & Peppers
  • IAHF/Spaghetti & Meatballs
  • Rick’s Lemonade
  • Vita Nova Traveling Cafe
  • Aspen Street Sweets
  • Core 450
  • Kona Ice of Greenville
  • Street Pizza LLC
  • Sunset Slush Greenville
  • T.H.E. Snickering Coyote
  • Traveling Taps
  • Fountain Inn Taproom
  • Beer & Then Some
  • Robin’s Just Desserts- Macarons & brownies
  • Sweet Bites of Italy
  • AP’s Jumbo Funnel Cakes
  • Penny’s Pantry
  • Baking Me Crazy
  • Isabella’s Creations – Cookies, cakes, popcorn

Vendors to Shop at the Italian-American Heritage Festival

The 2024 vendor list has not been released yet, but 2023’s vendors included

  • 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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