Everyone- young and old- can win big at Festival Italiano, St. Joseph’s annual festival, which will take place June 17-19.
The festival begins on Friday, June 17, at 5 p.m.and continues on Saturday, June 18, from 5-10 p.m.
Sunday’s festival is limited to a chicken barbecue from noon until sold out.
In addition to four cash prizes ($1000, $500, $200, $50), there will be 50/50, lottery trees, gift baskets, chocolate creations, and specialty cake raffles.
Try a hand at playing the grocery game, the cake game, plinko, and the critter booths.
Kiddieland, a favorite of the youngest festival-goers, will host an AirHop. Sounds of Brass, guitarist Bob Elmer, as well as
Italian music will provide free entertainment.
Bring friends, family, and an appetite. Food is a major attraction at the festival. Barbecue chicken, clams, pizza, eggplant, fried dough, lasagne, meatballs, strawberry shortcake, pies, soda, and beer are on this year’s festival menu.
Festival Italiano is Oswego’s premiere festival, and it has drawn crowds for over 60 years.
Photo Caption: Father Andrew Baranski, pastor of St. Joseph's, is pictured pulling the winning tickets for our money raffle.