Herrin Festa Italiana
Herrin (IL) will soon roll out its red carpet for its 2017 Herrin Festa Italiana. From May 22-29, thousands of visitors descend on this Southern Illinois community to enjoy their carnival, International Bocce Championship, golf tournament, talent contest/ pageants, road races, grand parade, art exhibition, poker run, and lots more. One of the main attractions, in the center of it all, is the Piazza Stage and Wine Garden – where well-known country music artists, high-energy rock bands, and local openers perform at bargain prices! (Reserve your seat before they sell out!) Check this year’s lineup and more at www.herrinfesta.com . Visit the festival on Facebook, or call their National Hotline at (800) IT-FESTA. You can also follow them on Instagram (with photos and behind-the-scenes stories). Airport and hotel accommodations available. Travel time by auto from St. Louis: approx. 2 hours.
By: ANNETTE M. GRAEBE