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.



Rose of Sharon


Meadowbrook Mall


Vintage Theatre Company

North Central West Virginia Regional Airport
Mike Ross, Inc.

The Exponent Telegram

Weather Service

Bad Lizard Granite & Quartz

Harry Greens 7 Acres

McNeer, Highland, McMunn & Varner LC

Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation
Morgantown Printing & Binding

Mountain Valley Pipeline

Baker Hughes

Embellishments / Wicked Sisters

Premier Bank, Inc.

Waco Oil & Gas

Greater Clarksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau

CACI Integrated  Communications

Buffington Studios

WV Lottery

Joe R. Pyle Auctions & Realty

Byard Mercer Pharmacy

Mylan Pharmaceuticals

Secret & Shields

Sharpe Electric

PDC Energy

Thrasher Engineering
Beverage Distributors

Waste Management of WV, Inc.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Greater Bridgeport Convention & Visitors Bureau

Huntington Banks

WDTV News Channel 5 & Fox 10

Country Club Chrysler

Pepsi Beverages Company

WV Radio Corporation
Eastpointe Auto Spa

Texas Roadhouse
Harrison County Commission

Hart Office Supplies

D. Reynolds Rentals

Frontier Communications


Davis Funeral Home


City of Clarksburg
Clarksburg Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

James & Law

MVB Bank

Dan Riggs Garage & Towing

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