Wedding Soup Contest

The results of the Wedding Soup Contest on July 9, 2015

People’s Choice Award:  Jaamco Concessions

Judges’s Award:  Tomaso’s Italian Villa

Thank you to the other participants:

Akron Women’s City Club


Retz’s Laconi’s Restaurant

Vaccaro’s Ristorante

Italian-American Festival

We hope you enjoyed for festival this year.  Thank you to our vendors who provided the crowds with delicious food and refreshments, our Festival sponsors, our volunteers who worked many hours to make our festival a success and also to the thousands of people young and old who came to eat, drink and be merry.   Thanks to everyone for making the Original Italian American Festival the number one Festival in Summit County.  Don’t forget to vote for us in the Beacon’s Best contest.  See you in 2016!  The dates are July 7, 8 and 9, 2016


This year’s raffle prizes includes a 1st prize of $2500.00,  2nd prize of $500.00, 3rd prize of $250.00 and 4th prize of $100.00.

Winners of this year’s raffle:

$2500.00  Karen Mascola

$500.00  Christine  Yakubowski

$250.00 Don Devitis

$100.00 Daniel Horak


About us

We’re an organization of 14 Italian-American Societies founded in Akron on November 10, 1947.

Our festival was voted the best festival from 2009 thru 2014 in the Beacon’s Best contest.