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HerrinFesta Italiana Will Return To Celebrate 30-Years

HerrinFesta Italiana, a Southern Illinois non-profit and one of Illinois’ bestfestivals, proudly announces its festival’s commencement for 2021. The HerrinFesta Italiana Committee, City of Herrin officials, Herrin Civic Center Authority, and committee chairs have been working diligently to arrange this iconic event for our town, region, and visitors. HerrinFesta Italiana will celebrate its 30th Anniversary […]

2020 License Plate Information

Herrin Festa Italiana License Plate Holders – Macon Resources, the company that makes and distributes license plates for the State of Illinois shut down production and more importantly distribution of plates in Mid-March 2020.  After contact with the Secretary of State’s Office we were informed that distribution of plates would not happen until May 1, […]


Marty Fosse, a Herrin native and acclaimed Chicago restaurateur, receives the Lifetime Achievement Award for HerrinFesta Italiana 2019.   A l973 graduate of Herrin High School and graduate of the University of Evansville, he moved to Chicago in l980 where he made his mark on its culinary world.  Marty’s career has included spearheading many restaurant […]

Old Dominion Concert Announcement

The HerrinFesta Committee regrets to announce tonight’s Old Dominion concert has been cancelled. Tickets for tonight’s show will be honored for general admission for both remaining HerrinFesta 2017 concerts, Halestorm on Sunday, May 28 and George Thorogood and The Destroyers on Monday, May 29. Customers wishing to use their Old Dominion tickets must enter through […]

Old Dominion Update – 4pm

The HerrinFesta Committee continues to watch the developing weather situation. At this time, no changes to the concert schedule have been made. Please continue to watch our Social Media accounts for updates. Old Dominion 2pm Update

Old Dominion Update – 2:00pm

Statement from HerrinFesta Italiana May 27, 2017 2:00PM 4pm Update on Old Dominion The HerrinFesta Italiana Committee is keeping a close watch on this afternoon’s and this evening’s possible weather scenarios. As of 2:00pm, our current plan is to maintain our original concert schedule, however, changing weather conditions may cause us to move the Old […]

Lifetime Achievement Award 2016: Harry L Crisp II

Harry L. Crisp II, Chairman and CEO of Pepsi MidAmerica in Marion, will receive the prestigious HerrinFesta Italiana Lifetime Achievement Award during the 26th annual event in May. The award will be presented during the Mayor’s HerrinFesta Honoree Banquet on May 24 at the Herrin Elks Club, and Crisp will ride in the Festa Grand […]

Road Race Winners

Race Results 10K Women’s 1st Place: Jerrah Stafford 102 10 42:45 10K Men’s 1st Place: Matt Hazel 85 1 33:30 5K Walk Female’s 1st Place: Lu Horning 200 3 39:11 5K Walk Male’s 1st Place: Tony Miksanek 220 1 32:54 1 Mile Fun Run Female’s 1st Place: Sadie Henson 165 2 6:34 1 Mile Fun Run Male’s 1st Place: Lance Mattingly […]

International Championship Bocce Tournament Winners

WINNERS: 1st Place: Bocce Gods (Cory Salmo, Brock McGee, Justin Leshinski, Dakota Josten) 2nd Place: The Ligers (Brian Kiem, Jeff Pierce, Ray Beer, Garrett Oestmann) 3rd Place: Zack’s Team (Zack Lindsey, Chris Fisher, Travis Caliper, Dave Ashworth) 4th Place: The Quatro Camaratos (Matt Camarato, Andrew Camarato, Tony Camarato, Aaron Camarato)