News and Announcements

2018 Poster Contest

Artists are invited to design an art poster for the 2019 HerrinFesta Italiana, (Memorial Day Weekend) and enter it in the 2018 Poster Competition. Winning entry will receive a $250 award. 2018 Poster Contest Details

Lifetime Achievement Award -2018

 HerrinFesta Italiana Lifetime Achievement award recipient for 2018 is  Renald (Ren) Morani, Naples, Florida.  He is a Herrin native and a 1957 graduate of Southern Illinois University. At SIU, he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity serving several years as treasurer. His parents were Martino and Angela Morani, who arrived in Herrin in 1925 […]

MORELAND/ BISHOP ORGANIZATION -McDonald’s

Moreland/Bishop Organization McDonald’s  has been named Corporate Honoree for HerrinFesta Italiana 2018. The organization currently has 14 locations, West Frankfort, West City, Albion, Fairfield, Carmi, Harrisburg, McLeansboro, Johnston City, Herrin, two in Marion, Carterville, and most recently two in Carbondale. In 1981 John and Mary Moreland moved from Wisconsin to Southern Illinois and opened their […]

Grand Parade Marshalls – 2018 Mayor Steve and Sharon Frattini

HerrinFesta Italiana names Herrin Mayor Steve and Sharon Frattini as Grand Parade Marshalls for 2018.  They will be honored throughout the Festa event May 21- 28. He first served as an alderman on the Herrin City Council.  He now serves as Herrin Mayor.  He combines a comprehensive and diverse professional background to bring leadership skills that focus on the […]

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 […]

2017 Poker Run Grand Prize

Travel voucher can only be used towards a vacation package booked with Mindy’s Miles Travel Agency, maximum value of travel voucher is $1000.00. Winner of travel voucher can upgrade to a higher priced package, winner will be responsible for any cost exceeding $1000.00. Preferred vendors for Mindy’s Miles Travel Agency include: Allegiant Air, Fun Jet […]

A Public Statement Regarding the REO Speedwagon Concert

As part of the 25th Anniversary of HerrinFesta Italiana, we were proud to bring rock legends REO Speedwagon to Herrin. With an all-new stage and Piazza, we were looking forward to a great evening. Unfortunately, weather caused the REO Speedwagon concert to be cut short. Any outdoor concert venue poses the risk of rain. Our […]