Philadelphia’s Italian Market Holds Annual Festival

May 21, 2017 1049

BY: John McDevitt

There was Plenty to see and eat at this year’s South 9th Street Italian Market Festival. Just about everywhere you looked on Saturday people were enjoying pizza, pasta, sausage and peppers, meatballs and roast pork sandwiches and a whole lot more.

“I think the Italian Market Festival is fun because it’s not as cookie cutter as some of the other festivals,” said one man. “It has a lot of heart and soul, a lot of tradition.” Adult beverages were flowing too. Jackie Grillo was signing up people to pile up on one another to get to the top of a 30 foot greased pole with some great prizes towards the top.

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