Another Week, Another Festival

St. Joseph\'s Italian FestivalWhat is an Italian Festival without pasta?  Not much of a festival.

The scene today at St. Joseph’s Italian Festival was wet and muddy.  Attendance was noticeably affected by the rain, but most notable was the lack of food.  With the exception of coffee, gelato, pastries, and pizza, there was not much else available  Perhaps some vendors had to cancel because of the inclement weather.

The highlight was the delectable sfogliatelle at the pastry booth.  Still hot from the oven, this ricotta-filled dessert was wrapped with a spiral puff of dough and sprinkled with powdered sugar.  Yum!

At the core of any festival of this nature is the heart and soul of those putting it on.  Today, everyone seemed preoccupied with the rain, so hopefully better weather tomorrow will set the stage for a more festive event.  St. Joseph’s Italian Festival continues tomorrow at 828 Buford Road in Bon Air from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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2 Responses to “Another Week, Another Festival”


  1. 1 Cashman April 6, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    That’s the one thing I’ve noticed about Richmond, compared to other cities. When the weather sucks (and really, based on the picture, it didn’t look ***that*** bad), nobody shows up. When the weather is good, though, people do show up and it’s generally pretty good. But to compare, the St. Patty’s Day festivities in Pittsburgh had about the same weather as this article describes, yet the streets were teeming mad with people. Weather doesn’t scare people away here (although I do kinda wish that it kept Hillary out of the parade that day, but that’s another story 😉 …

    On another note, though, I suppose bad weather ***might*** scare people away in Phoenix, Arizona, but that rarely happens, and I haven’t seen it yet (90% of the year is sunshine out there), so people rarely complain (except maybe about the heat, but that doesn’t keep people away),…

  2. 2 biellen April 6, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    You should have seen what the same weather system did to Mule Days.


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