Friday, August 08, 2014

Copper Country "Festa Italiana" to offer family fun, food, entertainment Aug. 9 in Hancock

HANCOCK -- The Copper Country "Festa Italiana" will take place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. TOMORROW, Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Houghton County Arena, 1500 Birch St. in Hancock.

The event will include traditional Italian American food and beverages for sale by local vendors, traditional Italian American music, contests and entertainment.

Admission is $5 (12 and over). Tickets for food and beverages must be purchased at the ticket booth. No cash sales inside the venue. Beer and wine sales require proof of age.

16 teams will compete in a Bocce Tournament. Games and activities will be held for children. Contests include a Spaghetti Eating Contest, a Grape Stomp, a Pizza Toss and Italian American Trivia.

Here is the entertainment line-up:

11 a.m. -- Opening Ceremony, announcements and the National Anthem performed by local soloist Annette Butina

11:30 a.m. -- PJ Olsson's Rock Camp Kids

12:30 p.m. -- Contest Hour: Spaghetti Eating, Pizza Toss and Grape Stomp

1:30 p.m. -- Anastasia Lee -- Classical Crossover Artist

2:30 p.m. -- Jim and Teri Enrietti and Don Masnado

3:30 p.m. -- Joe Magnino and Lori Giese-- Festival European

4:30 p.m. -- Jim and Teri Enrietti and Don Masnado and special guests

5:30 p.m. -- Jan and Gino -- The Soundz of Time

6:30 p.m. -- Award for BocceTournament and Italian Trivia

7 p.m. -- Jan and Gino -- The Soundz of Time

8 p.m. -- The Whatevers

10 p.m. -- Ciao and Grazie!

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