Italian Festival

Italian Festival

May, Memorial Day weekend
This event is a weekend festival in McAlester, Okla., in Pittsburgh County, a coal-rich area that drew miners of Italian heritage in the 1880s. The town began as a tent store owned by J. J. McAlester, who discovered and mined the coal here. He was later lieutenant governor of the state. The descendants of the Italian miners celebrate their heritage with folk music, dances, costumes, arts and crafts, and, of course, food, lots of it: 12,000 meatballs, 6,000 sausages, and 200 gallons of spaghetti and sauce.
CONTACTS:
McAlester Italian Festival Foundation Inc.
P.O. Box 1212
McAlester, OK 74502
918-302-8866; fax: 918-423-8824
www.italianfestival.org
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