News From Terre Haute, Indiana


August 29, 2013

Little Italy comes to Clinton

Community packs in 3 days of entertainment

The 2013 Little Italy Festival will take place from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday in Clinton.

A parade is planned for 6 p.m. Friday, beginning at North Ninth Street and ending at the festival grounds.

Re and Regina are Lou and Carol Bonomo; Queen of Grapes is Madie Holland.

A royalty reception is planned from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at 234 S. Main St.

The Little Italian House at 350 N. Ninth St. will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday through Monday.

Il Mercato (market) and the La Cantina (winery), both at 354 N. Ninth St., will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

The Wine Garden at 356 N. Ninth St. opens at 6 p.m. Friday and at 11 a.m. Saturday through Monday. Beer, wine, soft drinks and Italian sandwiches will be served. Families are welcome until 5:30 p.m., then patrons 21 years or older only.

Activities on the riverfront will include the Optimist Great Italian Duck Race. Ducks will be put in the river at 2 p.m. with winners announced at 4:30 p.m.

The LIFT building at Mulberry and Water streets will be open. Bocce ball tournaments are planned at Sportland Park on Saturday and Sunday, and a 1-mile run and 5K Run & Fitness Walk are planned at South Vermillion High School. Registration is 7 to 8 a.m. Saturday. The 1-mile run starts at 8:10 a.m., the 5K at 8:35 a.m.

The Coal Town & Railroad Museum at Main and Vine streets will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.


Main Stage (North)


7 p.m. — Music by Mia


8 p.m. — LIFT President and City Officials Welcome Visitors

9 to 11 p.m. — Valley Brothers Band


11 a.m. — All School Dancers

12:30 p.m. — Christening of new wine barrels

1 p.m. — South Vermillion High School Choir

1:30 p.m. — Mysteries of Jason Brewer

2 p.m. — Talent showcase

3 p.m. — Grape stomping

4 p.m. — Tumble Mania

4:30 p.m. — Tumble Mania Twisters

5 p.m. — Vicki West Dancers

6 p.m. — SVHS Dance Team

6:30 p.m. — Mysteries of Jason Brewer

7 p.m. — Queen & Court Entertainment

7:30 p.m. — Italian singers

8 p.m. — Lighty Music Studio Singers

9 to11 p.m. — The Hiding Band


11 a.m. - All School Dancers

Noon — Music by Dalton Purcell

12:30 p.m. — Costume contest

1:30 p.m. — Music by Kyle Nelson

2 p.m. — Spaghetti contest

2:30 p.m. — Queen & Court Entertainment

3 p.m. — Grape stomping

4 p.m. — Stevens Puppet Show

4:30 p.m. — Trouble & Company

5 p.m. — SVMS Drill Team

6 p.m. — Italian cooking school

7 p.m. — Stevens Puppet Show

8 p.m. — Italian singers

8:30 p.m. — Music by Pete Carrera

9 to 11 p.m. — Highway 58 Band


11 a.m. —  All School Dancers

12:30 p.m. — Pizza-eating


1 p.m. — Coon Holler Kids

2 p.m. — Energy Unlimited

2:30 p.m. — SVHS Cheer Team

3 p.m. — Grape stomping

4 p.m. — LIFT auction

4:30 p.m. — Duck Race Winners Announced

5 p.m. — Queen’s Court Entertainment

5:30 p.m. — Vicki West Dancers

6:30 p.m. — SVHS Dance Team

7 p.m. — Trouble & Company

8 p.m. — Italian singers

8:45 p.m. — Countdown

9 p.m. — Trip to Italy drawing

Fireworks finale on the banks of the Wabash

South Stage (located next

to Four Seasons Fountain)


Little Italy Stars of Tomorrow

2 p.m. — Abby Ideals

3 p.m. — Dalton Purcell

4 p.m. — Dalton Richey

5 p.m. — Amanda Riffe

6 p.m. — Alex Andrea Lee


2 to 5 p.m. — Arts at the Fountain

Wine garden


Eddie Korosa Band — 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.


Clinton Reunion Band — 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Eddie Korosa Band — 5 to 8 p.m.

Bob Kravos Band — 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.


CHS Alumni Reunion — 1 to 5:30 p.m.

MCM Band — 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Bob Kravos Band — 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.


Bob Kravos Band — 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

MCM Band — 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

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