News and Announcements

HerrinFesta 2022 to Return to Featured Entertainment

A return to featured entertainment will be part of this year’s HerrinFesta Italiana presented by Peoples National Bank, May 23-30 in Herrin, Illinois. HerrinFesta Vice President Joey Helleny. “We’ve booked some of the very best entertainment in the Midwest, all Illinois natives. This year we wanted to reintroduce Festa music to the community by providing […]

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, […]

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  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