Galbani Maryland Italian Festival Brings Italian Fun, Flavors and Festivities to Hartford County This Fall

Sep 24, 2023 1001

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. 


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 



  • Andre Amoroso
  • The Monaldi Brothers
  • Julie Anna Gulenko
  • Larry Noto & The Little Big Band
  • The Atlantic City Boys
  • Ray Massa’s Eurorhythms
  • The Sicilian Tenors
  • Luis & Joann and The Uptown Band
  • DJ Victor T

Learn more about the performers by visiting: 


  • Many Sweets Desserts
  • Nino’s Gourmet Dough
  • Liberatore’s DiPasquale’s Espresso, Coffee, and Tea
  • La Dolce Vita
  • Galbani
  • Renzi’s Wood Fired Pizza
  • DiPasquale’s
  • Tutto Fresco Restaurant
  • Jet Services
  • Fusco’s Original Italian Ice
  • The Local
  • Ristorante Attilio
  • Tracey’s Zeppoles
  • Pappas Seafood Co.
  • Pond View Farm & Market 


  • Galbani Cheese
  • The Bellantoni Family
  • Allred Security Group
  • Deluca Electric
  • Jarrettesville Furniture
  • Kris Konstruction
  • Upper Chesapeake
  • Complete Document Solutions
  • Bobby’s Potties
  • McCormick Spice
  • Sienna Spirits and more
  • For additional sponsors please visit: 


Please visit the full entertainment schedule at and the full cooking demonstration schedule at 


  • B-roll of guests celebrating and enjoying authentic Italian food, wine, and music
  • B-roll of festival guests enjoying cooking demonstrations from local restaurants
  • B-roll of guest competing for cash prizes in the annual SIAB bocce tournament with Special Olympians
  • Interviews with representatives from the Society of Italian American Businessmen
  • Interviews with participating vendors, local restaurants and celebrity chefs 


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  


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,,, and

SOURCE: Society of Italian American Businessmen

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