Greater Youngstown Italian Fest SAME AS IT EVER WAS

Aug 01, 2014 945

By Guy D'Astolfo

When it comes to the Greater Youngstown Italian Fest, the motto might be "Don't mess with success." The annual street festival already is the biggest by far in the city, and it keeps growing. But instead of striving for newer and glitzier every year, it aims to keep things exactly the same. That's how you create a tradition.

"We stay as close as we can to what works for us," said John Rossetti, festival chairman. "We have two main stages of entertainment, both covered from the sun, heat or rain. But the main thing is that our festival is growing larger every year. In our 29th year, we are six city blocks large."

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