Herrin Festa Italiana

By Heather Jenkins

The Herrin Festa Italiana is coming up in Herrin, Illinois on May 20-27, 2013. The festival is a celebration of Italian heritage in Herrin. The festival includes fun events for all ages ranging from a car show to a beauty pageant to live entertainment by some big names. The festivities begin on May 20th but the majority of the events begin on Friday the 24th. There is a golf tournament, a bocce tournament, and entertainment provided by The Guess Who. Saturday features a triathlon, pasta sauce competition, pasta eating competition, a grape stomp and entertainment featuring Papa Roach and 30AUT6. Sunday’s festivities include a poker run and an international bocce tournament and the Texico Country Showdown followed by Justin Moore ending the night. Monday includes a car show, Memorial Day service, and Florida Georgia Line. Every day provides different opportunities for family fun including a carnival. All information, including ticket prices, time and cost of events, and a more detailed calendar of events, can be found at


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