In less than a month we will see the return of one of my favorite festivals of the year.

Now I know it may be hard to believe because I say a lot of things are my favorite but if you haven't caught on if food and/or booze is's a favorite!

Now in it's 29th year the Italian Festival is returning to Dutchess County on Memorial day weekend. The three day event hosted by the Sons of Italy will take place at the East Fishkill Recreation Center May 27th-29th. There will be tons of amusement park rides, games, music and did I mention food, lots of yummy food! If you've never had one of the Sons of Italy Sausage & Pepper Hero's then you just haven't lived! There will even be another favorite of mine...fireworks! Visit Sunday night for a special fireworks display to close out the weekend.

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