Celebrating our 39th year - September 1, 2 & 3, 2017
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The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival will celebrate its 39th Anniversary, September 1, 2 & 3, 2017. 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 39th Annual Celebration! This year promises to carry on its tradition of being one of the state's most spectacular and colorful events!

Love and pride is inherent in the lives of Italian-Americans, especially those in West Virginia. It is this cultural heritage that gave life to the idea of a festival in Clarksburg: to honor the past, celebrate the present and preserve the 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 has been rated in years past in the American Bus Association's, "Top 100 Events in North America." Each year, this three 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 entertainment and delight.

Please join us to celebrate our 39th 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 Festival offers a wide array of authentic Italian "street food", complete with pastries, that one can eat on-the-go so that watching the entertainers and visiting the vendor booths can be done with ease! There is entertainment for the bambini as well, with a specially designated children's area, with stage and entertainment for the kiddos, as well as a safe carnival midway, with rides and games.

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.



North Central West Virginia Regional Airport

Buffington Studios

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Morgantown Printing & Binding

Dan Riggs Garage & Towing
Rose of Sharon

Sharpe Electric

Premier Bank, Inc.


Bad Lizard Granite & Quartz


Secret & Shields

WV Lottery

Mylan Pharmaceuticals

WV Radio Corporation

Greater Bridgeport Convention & Visitors Bureau

Pepsi Beverages Company

Joe R. Pyle Auctions & Realty

Mike Ross, Inc.

Huntington Banks
Mountain Valley Pipeline

Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation

Texas Roadhouse

Byard Mercer Pharmacy

CACI Integrated  Communications

Embellishments / Wicked Sisters

Davis Funeral Home
Waco Oil & Gas

James & Law

Thrasher Engineering
Eastpointe Auto Spa


McNeer, Highland, McMunn & Varner LC

Harry Greens 7 Acres

Country Club Chrysler

Greater Clarksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau

WDTV News Channel 5 & Fox 10

Vintage Theatre Company
Beverage Distributors

D. Reynolds Rentals


City of Clarksburg

Baker Hughes

Meadowbrook Mall
Clarksburg Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Hart Office Supplies

Frontier Communications
Harrison County Commission

Weather Service

The Exponent Telegram

PDC Energy

MVB Bank

Waste Management of WV, Inc.


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