Smithville Italian Festival

Italian music and the aroma of meatballs, pasta and red sauce will greet you at the annual Smithville Italian Festival, held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.

Hosted by the Knights of Columbus Villa Marie Council # 6342 of Absecon and Galloway, the day includes performances by Jim Craine and the Atlantic City All Star Band, who will be joined by Tony DeLuca. The group will perform pieces by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, and Louis Prima.

Indulge yourself with some Italian foods and desserts and sample wines available for tasting. Once you’ve had your fill of food, work off some of the extra calories during Italian folk dancing, then shop vendors selling handcrafted items. Additional festivities include kids activities, a 50/50 raffle and bocce ball.

The rain date for the event is Sunday, Oct. 1. All festivities will take place on the Historic Smithville Village Greene, 615 E. Moss Mill Road. Admission is free. Call 609-652-7992 or go to

—Jacklyn McQuarrie

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