The Blauvelt Sons of Italy's festive celebration of all things Italian features plenty of authentic Italian food, live entertainment, midway rides and games for all ages, a casino for players over 21, dozens of merchandise vendors and favorite fair food.
There's something for every appetite, including brick-oven pizza made on site, a variety of pasta dishes, sausage and peppers, beer and wine, Italian ices, ice cream, desserts and pastries such as zeppole, cannoli and sfogliatelle.
The entertainment lineup includes country music artist Lauren Mascitti from Nashville, Sinatra vocal impersonator Steven Maglio, Kick Start Charlie band, Italian accordionist Richard Piti, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, the Jenna Esposito Band, the Louis Vanaria Band, Al Sapienza & Deborah Rennard, and the Vanessa Racci Band.
Festival admission is $5 and free for children under 12. There is no charge for parking.
Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $30 on Thursday and Sunday. Ride tickets are $1.50 each, $30 for 20 tickets, or $60 for 50 tickets plus 1 free ride. (Rides take 2 or more tickets each.)
Midway hours are 5-11 pm Thursday - Friday, noon - 11 pm Saturday and noon - 10 pm Sunday.
Festival hours are 5-11 pm Thursday, 5 pm - midnight Friday, noon - midnight Saturday, and noon - 9 pm Sunday.
For more information, call 845-359-9766.
Festival proceeds benefit Rockland County through the various causes Blauvelt Sons of Italy, Rockland Lodge 2176 supports and the scholarships it awards to area students.