Special Events

Keep checking back soon for more information on events at the Stark County Italian American Festival within the coming months!

Viva il Vino

Pizza Eating Contest


Saturday, June 15th

How many SLICES of Pizza can you eat in 5 Minutes? It’s a Challenge! We will be crowning the 2nd Annual Canton Italian Festa PIZZA EATING CHAMPION

It could be YOU! You’ll be on stage and your fans will cheer you on to victory. 

For sign-up forms and the waiver, click here!


Age Requirement: 18 & older 

Registration FEE - $10.00 ​

Phone: Anna Marie Wilson: (330) 284-9158

Limited Spaces Available - Get YOUR name on the list ASAP! 

Italian Singing Contest

“Lasciami Cantare” (Just Let Me Sing) - 2019

Do you think you have what it takes to be the best Italian-American Singer in Canton?  If so, then this Italian Singing Contest is just for you! 


  • You may sing any Italian song in English or Italian
  • Limit of three minutes singing time per person
  • 15 applicants total, first received basis
  • Amateur only – Children and Adults
  • Bring your own music to play on a CD or MP3 on a flash drive. We will play it for you.


Entrance fee: $10 per person, due with application

Children under 18: Waiver must be signed by parent or guardian

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners

Questions: 330-491-6735 (no text messages please)

Application due June 1, 2019


For an Application please click HERE


All Italian Car Show


Ferrari Club of America Ohio Chapter Presents:

All Italian Car Show at the Stark County Italian American Festival

Saturday, June 15, 2018, Noon – 2 PM

The Ferrari Club of America Ohio Chapter has been hosting the All Italian Car Show at the Stark County Italian American Festival for numerous years. The Chapter is excited once again to showcase all Italian marques at Weis Park for 2019.

Featured marques will be Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia, Pantera, etc. All Italian cars are welcome.  Please contact David Bitonte, FCA OH Canton/Akron Rep at:  ferraricaneo@gmail.com  for further details. There are limited parking spots.  Enjoy the Italian festival and the Italian cars!