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Lemont gets taste of Italian food festival

LEMONT – The Festa EATaliana Music and Food Fest is returning for a third year Saturday, Aug. 23, outside the soon-to-open Pollyanna Brewing Company, 431 Talcott Ave., Lemont.

The fundraiser for St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School features the Godmother Throw Down Cooking Competition at 3 p.m. and a larger festival from 5 to 11 p.m.

The food competition has individuals and teams cooking Italian dishes and vying for top honors in different categories.

Those who attend the competition will get to try the recipes, though the winners will be determined by a panel of judges.

The evening will not have food from the cooking competition, but food vendors will be in attendance. Bottles and Pollyanna will also be providing wines and craft beers, respectively.

Three musical acts will take the main stage during the evening: the Italian crooners After Glow, the country rock band 4 on the Floor and the cover band Slippery When Wet.

The evening festival is for ages 21 and older. Admission is $10.

There are a limited number of tickets available for the cooking competition. A $25 all day pass will allow admission into both events.

For tickets, contact Lisa Simone-Porter at 630-235-3466 or

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