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.



Clarksburg Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

WV Lottery

Byard Mercer Pharmacy

MVB Bank

WDTV News Channel 5 & Fox 10
Mike Ross, Inc.

Frontier Communications

Thrasher Engineering

Texas Roadhouse

Joe R. Pyle Auctions & Realty

Pepsi Beverages Company


Waste Management of WV, Inc.

Country Club Chrysler
Mountain Valley Pipeline

The Exponent Telegram
Rose of Sharon

Eastpointe Auto Spa

Dan Riggs Garage & Towing
Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation

Weather Service

James & Law

North Central West Virginia Regional Airport

PDC Energy


D. Reynolds Rentals
Waco Oil & Gas

Embellishments / Wicked Sisters

Premier Bank, Inc.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Morgantown Printing & Binding

Harrison County Commission


Bad Lizard Granite & Quartz

Sharpe Electric

Baker Hughes

Buffington Studios

Huntington Banks

Meadowbrook Mall
McNeer, Highland, McMunn & Varner LC

WV Radio Corporation

Greater Clarksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau



CACI Integrated  Communications

Vintage Theatre Company

Greater Bridgeport Convention & Visitors Bureau
Beverage Distributors


Davis Funeral Home

Harry Greens 7 Acres


Mylan Pharmaceuticals

Secret & Shields

Hart Office Supplies


City of Clarksburg

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