The 31st Festa Italiana is Coming to Campus
The 31st Festa Italiana is coming to the campus of the University of St. Thomas for three exciting days, October 16, 17, 18, 2009.
Come experience Italy in the heart of Houston as the campus is transformed into the sights and sounds of Italy. The grounds will be lined with booths of authentic homemade foods such as, baked ziti, meatball sandwiches and an array of desserts including sfingi, cucciadate, cannoli and gelato.
The Educational Stage will feature marionette puppet shows, mosaic tile demonstrations and the best out of the way places to go while in Italy lecture. On the Culinary/Tasting Stage enjoy the wines, olive oils and other tastes of Italy during one of the many seminars. On the Academic Mall kids of all ages will enjoy the rock wall and mechanical bull while exhibitors will proudly display their wares for sale. Enjoy the finest wines of Italy as you browse the Village Market. Here you can purchase imported Italian seeds, pottery, community cookbooks, and a variety of Italian cooking products.
Entertainment throughout the weekend will be provided by local performers while on Saturday evening the 2nd Italian American Idol contest will take place on the Main Stage. Come for the day. Bring your blanket for the perfect Italian picnic; we have the wine, the bread, the cheese and the tree lined campus for your relaxation.
Admission is $6 for adults and children under 12 are admitted free. Current UST employees and students are admitted free with valid UST ID. The event benefits the educational programs, scholarship fund, language school and cultural events of the Italian Cultural and Community Center.
Visit www.HoustonItalianFestival.com for more information. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-524-4222.