Italian Festival   - May 16, 2015 to May 17, 2015

Italian Festival McAlester Expo Center
4500 W Hwy 270
McAlester, OK 74502

Phone: 918-421-9403
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The annual Italian Festival in McAlester has been one of the finest annual events in Oklahoma since its inception. Held on Saturday and Sunday, the festival draws thousands of visitors to the area's fairgrounds for this two-day event. Join the many thousands of festival-goers who enjoy delicious Italian food, live entertainment for all ages and shopping among the hundreds of vendors, craft show booths and fine art booths.

The first Italian Festival in McAlester was held in 1971. The brainchild of Krebs restaurant owner Bill Prichard, owner of  the "world famous" Pete's Place, the Italian Festival was created to honor and prolong the Italian heritage in this area of Oklahoma. During the first four years, the festival was held around Columbus Day in McAlester's Chadick Park. Food was prepared in the homes of the area residents and brought to the site for the one-day festival. In 1975, the festival became a two-day affair on Labor Day Weekend, and in 1977, it moved closer to Memorial Day.

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  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant

  • General Information: Free admission

  • Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Bus/Motorcoach Parking

  • Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): US-270, US-69, US-75

  • Projected Attendance: 3,000





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Helicopter Rides: $40

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.

Located 1 mile east of Indian Nation Turnpike and 3 miles west of McAlester on Hwy 270.

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Mary Fields

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