The largest Italian festival in Maryland is coming to Harford County with newly announced title sponsor and premier Italian cheese producer Galbani Cheese. The Galbani Maryland Italian Festival will take place at the Harford County Equestrian Center in Bel Air, Maryland from September 29 through October 1, 2023, and will feature a full schedule of entertainment including live music, a bocce tournament, cooking demonstrations and more.
The family-friendly festival will include Italian food and retail vendors, carnival rides and midway games, national and regional entertainment and a piazza serving wine, beer and liquor. In addition, the Society of Italian American Businessmen’s (SIAB) annual Bocce Tournament will be folded into the festival allowing teams to compete for big cash prizes on Saturday and cheer on athletes from the Special Olympics as they compete in a multi-state regional tournament on Sunday.
The festival is made possible by SIAB. SIAB is a Maryland-based charitable organization supporting organizations focused on education, family and child services, mental health and addiction. The Galbani Maryland Italian Festival coincides with the 10th anniversary of SIAB and Harford County’s Sestercentennial (250th anniversary) celebrations in 2023. This inaugural event also kicks off National Italian-American Heritage Month.
WHEN & WHERE:
Friday, September 29, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 30, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 1, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The Harford County Equestrian Center
608 N Tollgate Rd
Bel Air, MD 21014
LIST OF PERFORMERS:
Learn more about the performers by visiting: https://www.marylanditalianfestival.com/artists
LOCAL FOOD VENDERS:
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Please visit the full entertainment schedule at www.marylanditalianfestival.com/schedule and the full cooking demonstration schedule at www.marylanditalianfestival.com/la-cucina-galbani-cooking-stage.
ABOUT THE SOCIETY OF ITALIAN AMERICAN BUSINESSMEN
The Society of Italian American Businessmen (SIAB) believes that “in giving you shall receive.” The organization’s humble beginnings in 2013 fostered a movement among members to be a part of something bigger than themselves. This desire has become a resounding reason why people have been drawn to this organization. SIAB focuses on giving to Maryland 501(c)3 charities in the areas of education, family and child services, mental health and addiction. The organization’s major fundraising events include the annual Spring Gala, Golf Outing and The Maryland Italian Festival, debuting in 2023. SIAB’s fundraising events to date have resulted in charitable giving to over 75 area 501(c)3 nonprofits and more than 33 educational scholarships — totaling over $750,000 in impact to the community. More information about SIAB is available at www.thesiab.org.
Lactalis in the United States is committed to enriching lives by producing nutritious and great tasting dairy products. The company offers a strong, well-regarded portfolio of dairy products in the United States including Galbani® Italian cheeses, Président® specialty cheeses and gourmet butters, Kraft® brands in natural, grated and international cheeses, Breakstones® cottage cheese, ricotta and sour cream, Cracker Barrel® cheese, Black Diamond® cheddar cheese, Parmalat® milk, siggi’s® and Stonyfield Organic® yogurt brands. In the United States the company has approximately 3,700 employees, is present in eight states with 11 manufacturing facilities and corporate offices located in New York City and Buffalo, NY, Chicago, IL, Londonderry, NH and San Fernando, CA. Lactalis in the United States is part of Lactalis Group, the world’s leading dairy company, a French family business founded in 1933 in Laval, France. For more information, visit https://lactalisamericangroup.com/, www.lactalisheritagedairy.com, www.stonyfield.com, www.siggis.com and www.karouncheese.com.
SOURCE: Society of Italian American Businessmen
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