We invite you to experience the first event of its kind in beautiful Frederick, Maryland! The 1st Annual Festa Italiana Frederick will feature fabulous homemade Italian food and beverages, kids’ activities, entertainment, contests, exhibitors, and so much more!
Crumland Farms • 05.25.13 • 11am–6pm
You will enjoy a variety of Italian pasta and sauces, pizza and sandwiches – all homemade by our own expert chefs. Fresh-baked pizza is lovingly prepared by Papa Murphy's. And of course, authentic homemade desserts will be available: zeppole, tiramisu and cannoli, plus the cold treat of Rita's Italian Ice. Menu items are priced from $3-10, comfortably fitting every budget.
Italian wine and beer will be available ... as well as non-alcoholic beverages.
Do you have an original, homemade sauce that is award worthy? We are looking for sauce cookers to participate in the 1st annual Spaghetti Sauce Cook-Off! Great prizes will be awarded.
Sergio Fresco brings his music to Frederick for the first time at Festa Italiana! A first generation Italian-American, he is proud to continue performing the music of his heritage. Sergio performs regularly throughout the Washington-Baltimore corridor; he also performs as a member of Omni 1, a Baltimore-based band that has appeared as far away as Ocean City, MD and Richmond, VA. From traditional Italian classics to Latin and American standards, Sergio enjoys playing the accordion and singing in his ancestors’ Italian dialect. www.accordion2me.com
Fr. Leo Patalinghug is a parish priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, and the host and founder of Grace Before Meals, an apostolate to strengthen families and communities around the dinner table. He is also an internationally renowned conference speaker, author, TV host of "Savoring Our Faith" on EWTN, radio co-host of “Entertaining Truth” on Sirius XM and contributes restaurant reviews to Baltimore’s The Catholic Review . His unique background as a martial artist and break dancer helps him to connect with people of all ages and backgrounds, appearing on PBS, ABC, CBS and The Food Network, where he defeated a world famous chef in the, "Throw Down! with Bobby Flay" With food, faith and fun, Fr. Leo hopes to bring people closer together – one meal at a time!
There is so much for kids to do! There’s all the fun of the farm like giant slides and the moo choo train, plus special themed activities unique to Festa Italiana.
Free soccer ball given to the first 300 kids!
Sponsored by Tire World.
The "Spaghetti Tent" allows kids to make their own "meal" by topping their noodles with everything from chocolate syrup to gummy bears, plus they can take home several souvenir craft projects.
Sponsored by Tyler – Donegan Real Estate.
Kathy Schultze State Farm Insurance
Frederick Coin Exchange • Wegmans • Frederick County Bank • Solair Systems
Daniel and Kathleen Ryan • Women's Health Specialist of Frederick • Custom Imprints • Tourism Council of Frederick County
Linton Shafer Warfield & Garrett, P. A. • Triangle Motors
No festival is complete without a shopping experience. We are currently accepting applications from artists, home based business and craft vendors.
Please download our application.
Be a part of a new and exciting event!! We are looking for volunteers to assist with various area of the event. To get more information please click here and fill out the form.
Founded in 1993, Frederick Habitat is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Since 1995, our affiliate has built and renovated dozens of homes in Frederick County. We work in partnership with many local non-profits, businesses, and government, like the Builder's Association and the Frederick housing Trust. We have a missions program to aid regions struck with natural disasters, such as the Gulf Coast, and have tithed over $100,000 to the House For House Program, supporting construction of over 38 homes in Mexico.
7612 Willow Road
Frederick, Maryland 21702
If you are traveling north, please note that Route 15 traffic patterns have changed, and you can no longer make a left turn on to Willow Road. You will need to go one mile north and make a U-turn at Biggsford Road or Sunday’s Lane.