Blauvelt Sons of Italy’s Italian Feast & Carnival

Enjoy a festive celebration of all things Italian September 13 to 16 at the Blauvelt Sons of Italy’s 9th Annual Italian Feast & Carnival in Tappan, NY, featuring plenty of Italian food, live entertainment, midway rides for all ages, carnival games, a nightly casino, favorite fair food and dozens of merchandise vendors.

There’s something for every appetite, including brick-oven pizza made on site, pasta, meatballs, sausage and peppers, seafood specialties, barbecue, zeppole, cannoli, gelato, Italian ices, wine and beer.

Entertainment includes world-renowned tenor Alfio, Italian opera singer Anna Veleva, Italian tenor Anthony Tolve, country music artist Lauren Mascitti and Sinatra standards singer Steven Maglio.

Festival admission is $5 and free for children under 12. There is no charge for parking.

Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $25 on Thursday and $30 on Sunday. Ride tickets are $1.50 each, $25 for 20 tickets, or $50 for 50 tickets plus 1 free ride. Rides take 2 or more tickets each.

Festival hours are 5 to 11 pm Thursday, 5 pm to midnight Friday, noon to midnight Saturday, and noon to 9 pm Sunday at Masonic Park, 89 Western Highway.

For more information, call Dreamland Amusements at 866-666-3247 or the Blauvelt Sons of Italy at 845-359-9766, or visit http://www.blauveltsonsofitaly.org/italian-feast.html.

Money raised at the festival benefits Rockland County through the various causes Blauvelt Sons of Italy, Rockland Lodge 2176 supports and the scholarships it awards to area students.