Vieni Parte Italiana!

About Butler Italian Festival

All Italian…All Spectacular…All Free!

Buon Giorno, Butler County…and welcome to the first annual Butler County Italian Festival, a four-day celebration of all things “molto Italiano.” From music and food…to friends, family and fine wines…it’s a “Taste of Italy” in all the red, white and green trimmings that make Mediterranean merriment a splendor all its own.

The aromas and traditions that come with Italian living and culture are all on display here in one “tutta la famiglia” setting spewing with zesty flavors and a hearty dose of “old country” feel and delight.
Pizza and pasta…calzone and cannoli…prosciutto and peperoni…whatever satisfies your Roman palate and fulfills your ethnic itch to “experience Italian”…
you’ll find it here.
Of course, there’s plenty of entertainment between meals…two dynamic stages bursting with music, bands and cooking demos…lots of fun and games too including bocce, grape stomping and more!
Fun, Free, and focused on family…now that’s Italian. BENVENUTI!


Cuisine, Culture, Camaraderie


A Family Festival…Favoloso.

If you are Italian, know Italian…you know family is central to culture and celebration. The Butler Italian Festival accentuates the deep and rich heritage of “famiglia” with events, activities and performances that unite spectators from all nationalities who enjoy life and appreciate the warmth of celebratory togetherness.
Over 100 food and craft vendors will line Main Street, downtown Butler uniquely turning the county’s retail district into one gigantic experience “rocambolesco” anchored by:
Cuisine…nothing says Italian more than the foods that define the region…can you just
smell them now?…the garlic and oregano spicing the savory sauces that colorfully coat pastas of every size and shape…the hearty peppers/onions seasoning the grilled perfectly sausage! The cheeses, like a savory ocean of greasy good, topping the bountiful pizza combinations
making every mouth-watering slice a treat for the senses.
Culture…our stages never stop, with nearly 20 acts over the four days blending music and
dance, some traditional, some not, but all with an Italian flair and unrivaling professionalism
Camaraderie…plenty of chances for you to join in the fun, make new friends and simply
feel good through it all with things such as: bocce tournaments, special kid zone areas, a “Miss Italy Butler” pageant, Italian Idol contest, grape stomping and some “surprise” events to keep you bursting with anticipation and resoundingly entertained all festival long.


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The Miss Little Italy Pageant is a Fun way to experience the excitement of a beauty pageant held outdoors. Registration info coming soon.
Check out the Celebrity Bocce Challenge plus a bocce tournament for everyone interested througout the festival! More details to come.

You can showcase your talent on our stage! No harsh judges saying “too pitchy dawg”, just a fun time singing at the festival!