News and Announcements

New Carnival for 2015

The 2015 edition of HerrinFesta Italiana will feature an all new and upgraded carnival midway.  Festival organizers announced today that the leading carnival company in the world will be bringing one of its units to Herrin May 21-25. “North American Midway Entertainment (NAME) has over 200 rides in its inventory and will be bringing a […]

HerrinFesta History & Heritage Exhibit

In celebration of HerrinFesta’s 25th Annual festival a History & Heritage Exhibition will be on display at the Herrin Chamber seminar rooms. The Festa Art and Craft Contest will return in future years. An unusual gallery of Herrin pictures and memorabilia will be available for Festa visitors. The Little Egypt Art Association will maintain their regular Gift Shop […]

HerrinFesta International Bocce Championship

1st Place Bocce BoyZ-In Honor of Daniel Payne Donnie Hammann Nicke Hammann Daniel Hammann Chris Zimmerman 2nd Place Helleny’s Joe Helleny Andrea Helleny Robert Helleny Pete Williamson 3rd Place Bocce Gods Cory Salmo Brock McGee Justin Leshinksi Dakota Josten 4th Place Ortale #2 Patti Ortale Pat Ortale Sev Ortale Michael Ortale

Oklahoma Tornado Relief

While we enjoy our concerts and events this weekend, we ask that everyone who visits HerrinFesta visit the Herrin Kroger parking lot and donate to disaster relief efforts for those affected by the recent tornado in Oklahoma. The Herrin Ministral Alliance has organized a truck of relief supplies to be delivered to those in need. […]

Get Your Festa Rocks T-Shirts!

Currently, only available at the Herrin Chamber of Commerce, this shirt is your key to future giveaways of tickets (and I mean the country nights too!), merchandise and all sorts of cool stuff ………. all happening now until Festa! Wear it proudly my friends and feel free to send us a picture of you doin’ […]

Remembering Our Fallen

Every year we get together for fun, food, and entertainment at HerrinFesta Italiana over the Memorial Day weekend. It’s all too easy to get caught up in the events and forget the reason for this holiday. Today, as you celebrate in your own way, remember our veterans, our fallen, and our men and women serving […]

In Rememberance and Honor

On behalf of everyone involved with HerrinFesta Italiana, I would like to take this opportunity to remember and honor our service men and women. For without their service and sacrifice, HerrinFesta would not be possible. While HerrinFesta is a celebration of the Italian heritage of Herrin, we celebrate it over Memorial Day, and remembering and […]

The International Championship Bocce Tournament Held

The International Championship Bocce Tournament was held May 29, 2011 at the Herrin, Illinois, bocce courts.  The winners are as follows: 1st Place: Bocce Boys.  Donald Hammann, Nicholas Hammann, Brendon Head, and Daniel Hammann.   2nd Place: La Familia.  Scott Hamlin, Alan Thompson, Katie Vortrede, and Matt Milliken.   3rd Place: Ortale #2.  Carl Ortale, […]

Open Division Bocce Tournament Held

The Open Division Bocce tournament was held on May 29, 2011 at the Herrin, Illinois, bocce courts.  The winners are as follows: 1st: “River Rats” consisting of: Steve Jones, Tony Mezo, Richard VonHatten, and Joe DeBarr 2nd: “Full Blooded Italians”: Trevor Bolen, Drake Holland, Fletcher Hoague, and Justin Leshinski. 3rd: “Drinking Team with a Bocce […]