“We’re all Italian this weekend”: The Undo’s Higher Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Competition is back

WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – It is been two lengthy decades, but the Undo’s Higher Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Pageant has returned!

Friday, Saturday and Sunday Wheeling’s H2o Road and Heritage Port will be total of suppliers, stay audio, dancing, delectable foodstuff and considerably extra.

The festival all commenced at noon on Friday with a ribbon cutting. Then individuals packed the streets for lunch.

All weekend extended there is a packed entertainment and occasion timetable that consists of a veterans appreciation ceremony and fireworks at distinct points in the course of the day on Saturday and even a Catholic mass on Sunday morning.

To watch the total routine, click here.

The 2021 Italian American of the Calendar year Dewey Guida Jr. was also honored this week and all through the weekend.

The Undo’s Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Pageant would not be full without standard Italian food!

I know that a great deal of folks say audio is the common language, and I comprehend that, but in my loved ones food items is the universal language and I imagine it’s that way for most Italians.

Michele Fabbro, President, Undo’s Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Competition

On Friday, the festival board will have “A Minor Flavor of Italy”, which will be stuffed with grab-and-go selections to take in like handmade pepperoni rolls. Fabro explained this is a preview for future summer’s pageant when they have programs to provide even additional solutions.

Saturday and Sunday will characteristic homemade pasta dinners including a salad and crack.

Of training course, there’s normally the renowned, and tremendous mystery recipe, Bellaire Sons of Italy Italian sausage sandwiches.

Everything we put in our sausage is top high-quality and top secret.

Bill Ault, President, Bellaire Sons of Italy

The Sons of Italy manufactured 3,000 kilos of sausage for this year’s festival and are cooking it up with sausage and peppers.

Eventually, an Italian food isn’t comprehensive without dessert! Check out the “Italian Bakery” for fresh and home made pizzelle, zeppole, biscotti, girl locks and a lot more.

The recipe for the pizzelle is age-previous. It was from a spouse and children member of mine. We have made in excess of a thousand of them.

Kathryn DiCarlantonio, Board Member, Undo’s Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival

To stick to along with all the events of the competition weekend, visit italyfest.org.

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