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94th Annual

San Rocco Festa

August 9-11, 2019

 Miracles live on

 

Volunteers Welcome

We are seeking children to participate in the San Rocco Procession Sunday morning:  communion boys and girls, children for angels, flag and banner carriers.  Adult drivers are also needed.

Would you and your family like to be a part of our great tradition? There are many areas your help is of value.  

Do you have 2 or 3 hours to give Friday, Saturday or Sunday evening?

We seek individuals/families to help staff our booths: Pop, memorabilia, food, pasty, raffle booth.

 We also seek handy men and women to help with the field set up the week of the festa on Wednesday, Thursday.

Volunteer Today!

 

The Tradition Continues

Festa Details

 

August 9-11, 2019
Festa: Friday - Sunday 5:30pm - 11pm
Mass: Sunday 9am
Procession: Sunday 11am

 

$3 admission
12 and under free         with paid adult
Free Parking

 

Locations

 

Main Festa Grounds
Fred Taddeo Park
224 Center Grange Road
Center Twp, Aliquippa, PA 15001
Directions

Mass Location            
St. Titus Church           
952 Franklin Avenue
Aliquippa, PA 15001        
Directions

Procession Route                     
Polk Street to Main Street    
Aliquippa, PA 15001                   

    
Map of route

 

The tradition of the San Rocco Festa was brought to the Aliquippa area by immigrants from Patrica, Italy, where St. Rocco is the patron saint. They settled primarily in the Plan 11 section of Aliquippa, where the original Festa began in 1925.

This year we mark our 93rd celebration continuing the tradition of our forefathers. Not only to honor the tradition of our patron saint San Rocco and the memory of our ancestors, but also to preserve Italian heritage and culture in America.

We look forward to having you celebrate the Festa and Italian culture with us!

Viva San Rocco!

 

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SPAGHETTI SAUCE TASTING!

Do you have, or does someone you know have, a spaghetti sauce that is said to be the best??

Put it to the test against others at the annual San Rocco Spaghetti Sauce Tasting!
Winner receives bragging rights for the year!

To enter, need to provide 4 quarts of sauce (2 quarts are used per night labeled with your name).

Please let Charlene know if you would like to participate by Monday August 5th.
Sauce will need to be dropped off by Thursday August 8th.
Call Charlene Costanza before August 8th for drop off information - 724-728-9777

 
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San Rocco Wine Tasting Event

HOME WINE MAKERS WANTED to celebrate the tradition of wine making at the San Rocco Festa wine tasting!
This is NOT A COMPETITION but an opportunity for home vintners to share family pride and showcase their wines.
We want to share your "family's wine story " with patrons attending the Festa.

To make homemade wine donations, and for more information contact:
Gary Tranelli 724-728-9777 (leave msg) or sroccowinetasting@gmail.com .

Wine Tasters

Please stop by to taste the creations of local vintners.
Experience the traditions of families that many cherish.
Proceeds benefit charity

Friday August 9th 7:00pm
&
Saturday August 10th 7:00pm
Must be at least 21 years of age- photo ID required

Evviva San Rocco !!

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2019 Festa Schedule

$3 Admission | 12 and under free with adult only | Free parking

 

Friday  Aug 9

5:30pm Food & Game Booths Open

  • Children's ride and games

  • Magician and balloon artist- Bob Mullins

  • Face Paint Fun by Cara


5:30pm The Fabulous Frankie Capri

6:00pm Old School
6:45pm Welcome & Crowning

7:00pm Old School
7:00pm Sauce Competition Opens
7:00pm Wine Tasting Opens
7:45pm The Fabulous Frankie Capri

8:30pm San Rocco Festa Band

SATURDAY AUG 10

5:30pm Food & Game Booths Open

  • Children's ride and games

  • Magician and balloon artist- Bob Mullins

  • Face Paint Fun by Cara


5:30pm The Fabulous Frankie Capri

6:15pm San Giovanni Dancers

7:00pm Sauce Competition Opens
7:30pm Cory Pesaturo -World Champion Accordionist

8:30pm Lights Out Vocals -Tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

10:30pm Fireworks by StarFire



SUNDAY AUG 11

8:00am
Receiving of the San Rocco Banner
9:00am
San Rocco Liturgy – St. Titus Church
11:00am
Procession; Corner of Polk and Division St., Sheffield Terrace


5:30pm Food & Game Booths Open

  • Children's ride and games

  • Magician and balloon artist- Bob Mullins

  • Face Paint Fun by Cara

  • Carla the Clown

5:30pm The Fabulous Frankie Capri

6:00pm John Tucci's Military & First Responder Salute
6:30pm San Rocco Festa Band

8:30pm Winner of the Sauce Competition
8:45pm Fulvio & Sal

10:00pm
"Super Raffles"
10:30pm
Traditional Baby Doll Dance ~with the Ballabe Band
 
 

2019 Vendors

Entertainment

The Fabulous Frankie Capri

Lights Out Vocals: Frankie Valli Tribute

Cory Pesaturo

San Giovanni Dancers

Fulvio & Sal

Old School

San Rocco Festa Band

 

 

Cultural

San Rocco Cultural Committee- History booth

San Rocco Cultural Committee- Wine Tasting (Home crafted wines)

San Rocco Cultural Committee- Spaghetti Sauce Competition

Hopewell HS Italian Club - mini Italian lessons

 

Food Vendors

San Rocco Cultural Committee- Nonna's Kitchen- Spaghetti, sausage, meatballs, pasta fagioli

San Rocco Cultural Committee- Dolci- homemade Italian cookies

San Rocco Cultural Committee- Bevande (pop and water)

San Rocco Cultural Committee- Beer and wine

Pizza Masters

Papa Dukes

Kathy’s Katering

Two and a Half Greeks

Villa di Pizza

Ambridge Rotary Club

Cast’s Bakery

Kip’s Ice Cream

Knights of Columbus

 

Vendors

San Rocco Cultural Committee- Memorablia booth (tshirts, hats, glasses, keepsakes)

San Rocco Cultural Committee- Raffle booth(wine baskets, gift baskets to win)

Advantage Chiropractic Centers

The Prevention Network

Our Lady of Fatima School

The Cutting Board Kingdom

Chocolate Boutique

Jewelry by JoAnn

Fresh & Natural (Hempworx CBD oil)

 

Children's Vendors

R&M Promotions- children's rides, games and bounce houses

Bob Mullins - magician and balloon art

Carla the Clown

Face Paint by Cara

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!

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Gold

 
 
 
 
 
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Media & Honors

Rick Sebak's documentation of San Rocco
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY5ZiFot-QE

The San Rocco Festa is the longest running ethnic event in Western, PA. It has been filed with the Library of Congress as a Local Legacy.
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/legacies/loc.afc.afc-legacies.200003472/

Pittsburgh Live segment on San Rocco July 31, 2015
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/show/pittsburgh-today-live/video-3275104-san-rocco-festa-celebrating-90-years/