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Italian Festival Returns to Monmouth Park Saturday

August 03, 2017

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The Italian Festival returns to Monmouth Park this Saturday as a taste of Italy comes back to the Jersey Shore.

            The festival will include authentic music, games for all ages including two bocce courts, and delicious food Enzo’s Pizza, Mama Dude’s, The Little Sicilian Rice Balls, Mannino’s Cannoli Express, Gigantino’s Meatballs and so much more.

            New this year will be the Italian wine tasting. You can purchase a commemorative wine tasting glass and receive five 2-ounce samples for just $10.

            Live music will be playing “On the Green” all day long with The Metropolitan Festival Band.

            Saturday’s 11-race, live Thoroughbred racing card will be headlined by the $60,000 Colleen Stakes for 2-year-olds on the turf.

            Gates open at 11:30 a.m. with first post scheduled for 12:50 p.m.