Italianfest back at Newport's Riverboat Row

Photo courtesy of The City of Newport homepage.
Photo courtesy of The City of Newport homepage.

NEWPORT, KY (FOX19) - Italianfest, named a Top 20 Event in June by the Southeast Tourism Society, is back at Newport's Riverboat Row for the 2012 festivities.

The festival has authentic Italian food and live Italian music performed by entertainers from around the nation and from "the old country", a Golf Outing, and a Family Photo Booth - which showcases the history of Italian families that settled in Newport generations ago.

Other fun includes a pizza eating contest, a cooking contest, games and rides for the little ones.

There will be daily BB Riverboats harbor cruises at Noon - 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and a Bocci Ball Tournament, at Pompilios Restaurant, at 4:00 p.m. on Wed., June 6th. In 2011, there were more than 100,000 visitors.

For more information, please call 859-292-3666.

Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Opening Ceremony at 8:00 p.m.)
Friday 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Fireworks after the Reds game)
Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. 
Sunday Noon - 9:00 p.m.