​​Italian-American Festival

Stark County

June 13-15, 2019  -  Weis Park

Pizza Eating Contest
Saturday, June 15th
How many SLICES of Pizza can you eat in 5 Minutes? It’s a Challenge! We will be crowning the 2nd Annual Canton Italian Festa  PIZZA EATING CHAMPION
It could be YOU! You’ll be on stage and your fans will cheer you on to victory.

Age Requirement: 18 & older 
Registration FEE - $5.00

 To register phone: ANNA MARIE WILSON (330) 284-9158
Limited Spaces Available - Get YOUR name on the list ASAP

Viva il Vino

The Stark County Italian-American Foundation would like to announce the Viva il Vino - Wine Pairing. This event provides an amazing evening of wine tasting paired with a specific food sample. Every entry will receive a commemorative wine glass along with 6 wine tastings and 5 food pairing samples. There will also be an opportunity to purchase extra tastings. A wine pull will be executed on this evening.

​​Last Year's Newsletter

Click the image below to access the 2018 Newsletter (PDF) 


A new and exciting addition to our Festival this year will be the area that we call “THE KIDS ZONE”
The Zone will include:


Admission to our protected KIDS ZONE will be: ONLY $5.00 per kid for a Full Day Pass!

(Kids Zone available during Festa Hours only) 

2019 Festival Dates

Thursday, June 13 

Friday, June 14  

Saturday, June 15

Join us at our monthly Open Meeting

All persons interested in getting involved in our festival are invited to attend our monthly "Open" meeting. The open meetings are held at 7:00PM on the third Monday of each month at St. Michael Parish in one of the classrooms on the lower level.  On school holidays (or snow days), the meeting may be moved to another date.  Please check our Facebook page for meeting updates.

2019 Entertainment Schedule - Coming Soon!
Please check our Entertainment page for the full lineup which will be coming soon.