News and Announcements

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 […]

Texaco Country Showdown Held

The Texaco Country Showdown was held May 29, 2011 at 3:00 PM on the Piazza Stage.  Everyone put on great performances.  The winner was Patrick Lee Beasley of Vienna, Illinois. Below is a photo of Beasley upon being announced as the winner.

Adult-Child Bocce Tournament 2011 Held

The Adult-Child Bocce Tournament was held on May 28, 2011 at the Herrin Bocce Courts. 1st Place: Jili’s Bocce Boys (pictured below) 2nd Place: Off in the Corner 3rd Place: SSKTM 4th Place: Camarato’s Next Generation 1st place winners, Jili’s Bocce Boys.  

Grape Stomp Competition 2011 Winners

The Grape Stomp Competition of 2011 produced gallons and gallons of grape juice and loads of fun.  Seven teams put their feet to the test and stomped as much as they could for 90 seconds.  The teams were judged on costuming, stomping style, and cups of grape juice produced. 1st Place Adult Division: Questionable Women […]

Pasta Sauce Contest Winners Announced!

The annual Pasta Sauce Contest was held May 28, 2011, at 2:30 PM in the dining tent on the HerrinFesta grounds.  Everyone had a great time, and choosing the winners was a difficult feat!  They are as follows: 1st Place, Charlie Wagley; 2nd Place, Bob Jackson; 3rd Place, Joe Cunetto.

Bigga Nose Contest 2011

The annual HerrinFesta Bigga Nose Contest was held on Saturday, May 28, 2011, 1:30 PM at the Dining Tent on Walnut Street.  Many people participated, but only one nose could be the biggast of them all!  Congratulations to the winner, Joe Cunetto.  His nose measured a whopping 2 1/2″ inches!

Corporate Bocce 2011 Results

Another year of HerrinFesta and another year of a fun and competitive time at the Corporate Bocce Tournament!  The results of the May 27, 2011 competition are as follows:   1st Place – Conspiratori de Bocce: Keith Camarato, Dave Boston, Aaron Camarato, and Mario Moccia (alt)   2nd Place – Renshaw & Associates: Kent Renshaw, […]

9th Annual Williamson County Fair 2011 Talent Contest

The 9th Annual Williamson County Fair 2011 Talent Contest was held on May 26, 2011, at 6:00 PM in the Herrin Civic Center.  It was under the direction of Karen Bryant-Sala.  All the participants put on great performances, and it was another exciting installment of this much anticipated event. Williamson County Junior Division 1st: Brandtlee […]