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.



McNeer, Highland, McMunn & Varner LC

Mike Ross, Inc.

Country Club Chrysler

WV Radio Corporation

Pepsi Beverages Company


Clarksburg Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

WV Lottery

Sharpe Electric
Harrison County Commission

MVB Bank

Mylan Pharmaceuticals

Harry Greens 7 Acres

Texas Roadhouse

WDTV News Channel 5 & Fox 10
Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation
Mountain Valley Pipeline

Baker Hughes

Waste Management of WV, Inc.

Hart Office Supplies
Eastpointe Auto Spa

D. Reynolds Rentals

Embellishments / Wicked Sisters

Secret & Shields
Rose of Sharon


Vintage Theatre Company

Dan Riggs Garage & Towing

Meadowbrook Mall

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Huntington Banks

CACI Integrated  Communications


Greater Bridgeport Convention & Visitors Bureau

Weather Service

James & Law


Premier Bank, Inc.

The Exponent Telegram

Frontier Communications

North Central West Virginia Regional Airport

Thrasher Engineering

PDC Energy
Morgantown Printing & Binding


Byard Mercer Pharmacy


Greater Clarksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau

City of Clarksburg
Waco Oil & Gas

Bad Lizard Granite & Quartz
Beverage Distributors

Buffington Studios

Davis Funeral Home

Joe R. Pyle Auctions & Realty

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