Tontitown: Arkansas's Italian Village (Where Red Sauce Meets Redneck!)

Sep 21, 2023 1424

When most people think of Italian America, they probably think of the many famous East Coast Italian enclaves, but we've come to learn that some of the finest fruits of Italian influence in American life actually exist well off the beaten path. And few places we've visited, if any, bring the story of Italian immigration to life quite like Tontitown… Arkansas’s Secret Italian Village!

And every August for over 130 years, the unique Italianità of this “Italy of the Ozarks” is on full display, in one of the oldest continuously running Italian American celebrations you’ll find anywhere: The Annual Tontitown Grape Festival.

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SOURCE: Greetings From Italian America

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