38th Annual
September 2, 3 & 4, 2016
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The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival will celebrate its 38th Anniversary, September 2, 3 & 4, 2016. The WVIHF has been rated among the "Top 100 Events in North America" by the ABA, a "Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society" & one of the "Top 4 Italian Festival's" in the nation by the National Sons of Italy.

It was born out of Love,
Please join us to celebrate our 38th Annual Celebration! This year promises to carry on its tradition of being one of the state's most spectacular and colorful events!

Love, and a pride in the cultural heritage of Italian-Americans in West Virginia, that gave life to the idea of a Festival in Clarksburg to honor the past, celebrate the present, and preserve rich traditions for future generations.

During the first West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival in 1979, the wine flowed, tantalizing arrays of delectable food abounded and the music was fast-paced. With color, pageantry, entertainment, events, contests, exhibitions and displays packing the streets of uptown Clarksburg, the Festival was an instant success.

With each successive year, the little Festival has grown, and now is rated one of the "Top 100 Events in North America" including Canada. Each year, this 3-day street festival brings over 100,000 visitors to Clarksburg.

From the opening ceremonies, when the royal court of Regina Maria (Regina meaning "Queen" and Maria the name of the first queen of Italy), is crowned, to its conclusion with the traditional festival dance, the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival overflows with enjoyment.

Please join us to celebrate our 38th Annual Celebration! This year promises to carry on its tradition of being one of the state's most spectacular and colorful events!

Entertainment and Events for All Ages
The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival offers events, authentic Italian cuisine and "fun and games" for people of all ages. A special "children's" area and stage has been added over the years that is designed to entertain the smaller children during the entire Festival, from Happy the Clown to magicians and music.

Top-named entertainers can be found on the main stage during the Festival. Previous years, Festival goers have enjoyed such notables as Tony Danza, Kathy Mattea, Jo Dee Messina, Steve Augeri, Joey Dee and the Starliters, and Frankie Avalon - all free of charge to the public.




James & Law

WV Radio Corporation

Meadowbrook Mall

MVB Bank

Eastpointe Auto Spa

Premier Bank, Inc.

D. Reynolds Rentals
Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation

Buffington Studios

Bad Lizard Granite & Quartz

The Exponent Telegram



Pepsi Beverages Company

WDTV News Channel 5 & Fox 10

Texas Roadhouse

CACI Integrated  Communications

WV Lottery

Byard Mercer Pharmacy

Frontier Communications

Greater Bridgeport Convention & Visitors Bureau
McNeer, Highland, McMunn & Varner LC

Rose of Sharon

North Central West Virginia Regional Airport


Waste Management of WV, Inc.

Huntington Banks

Greater Clarksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau


Secret & Shields

Mylan Pharmaceuticals
Clarksburg Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Harrison County Commission

Country Club Chrysler
Beverage Distributors

Harry Greens 7 Acres

Dan Riggs Garage & Towing

Embellishments / Wicked Sisters
Mountain Valley Pipeline

Sharpe Electric
Morgantown Printing & Binding

Hart Office Supplies
Waco Oil & Gas

Joe R. Pyle Auctions & Realty

Vintage Theatre Company

Davis Funeral Home

PDC Energy

City of Clarksburg

Baker Hughes

Thrasher Engineering
Mike Ross, Inc.

Weather Service

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