What To Do In Florida: Eat your fill at Fort Myers Italian Fest 2012 on October 7

Italian Fest 2012 Fort Myers (credit: Lee County Alliance for the Arts)

Italian Fest 2012 Fort Myers (credit: Lee County Alliance for the Arts)

Florida News: Italian Fest 2012 a great October event to do in Fort Myers

Nosh on yummy Italian food and help the hungry at the same time on October 7 during the Rotary Club of Fort Myers Italian Fest 2012. Though food is the clear focus on the event, there will be more to do than eat at this cultural event. Watch the Italian dancers, listen to live music, participate in fun family activities, watch the spaghetti-eating contest and have an all around fun afternoon! Music starts at 11am and goes until 5pm.

Participating Food Vendors

The following restaurants will serve a mouth-watering selection of Italian foods at very affordable prices. All for the benefit of the Harry Chapin Foodbank of Southwest Florida and the Fort Myers Rotary Club Foundation:

  • A Touch of Italy
  • Jo-Jo’s Italian Ice
  • LaMotta’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
  • Mario’s Meat Market
  • Mastello’s Restaurant
  • Pizza Fusion
  • University Grill
  • Giuseppe’s Italian Dogs

What’s to eat?

Here’s a sampling of what food items will be served during Italian Fest:

  • Fried Calimari, Zeppole and Tiramisu by A Touch of Italy
  • Italian Hot Dogs and chips by Giuseppe’s Italian Dogs
  • Italian Ice by Joe-Jo’s Italian Ice
  • Penne pasta with meatballs and some sweet cannoli by LaMotta’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzaria
  • Italian deli sandwiches and sausage & pepper sandwiches by Mario’s Meat Market
  • Biscotti, bread and mozzarella-tomato skewers by Mastello’s Restaurant
  • Half & Full personal pizzas and beat salad by Pizza Fusion
  • Meatball sliders by University Grill

Musical Entertainment

Some of the acts to perform include:

  • Uncle Leo
  • Alter Ego Band
  • A Moment in Time
  • Miss CC’s Creative Dancers
  • Cracker Blues
  • and more!

Plan to attend

  • When: Sunday, October 7 from 11am to 5pm
  • Where: Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida (corner of McGregor and Colonial)
  • Cost: Suggested $5 donation at the gate
  • Details: www.FortMyersItalianFest.org

Tell us…

Which Italian foods do you most crave?