A Top 100 Event In North America, The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Returns For Its 43rd Year

Whether you have Italian ancestry, you just love Italian food and culture, or you simply like bold colors, the 43rd West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival is a festival you don’t want to miss.

Italian culture has deeply influenced America, but you might not associate Italian culture with the Mountain State – that is, unless you live in Clarksburg. In the 1900s many workers in Italy found a home in West Virginia as an escape from conditions in their native country, such as working in the sulphur mines. Many found work in the prospering West Virginia coal industry as a good fit for their experiences, and built a life for themselves and their descendants here in Appalachia. 

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You will be hard pressed to find a more lively and vibrant event this year, so take the opportunity this Labor Day to head to Clarksburg for a taste of America, Italian style. Learn more at the festival’s website or Facebook page. And if this sounds like a festival right up your alley, you’ll also love the annual West Virginia Grape Stomp!

Address: The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival, 340 W Main St, Clarksburg, WV 26301, USA