St. Jude Italian Festival begins this Wednesday

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The St. Jude Italian Festival has rides from Stewart Amusement. It will be held from Aug. 24 - 27.

MONROE, CT — St. Jude Parish’s annual Italian festival brings four fun-filled nights for families every summer with food, music, games and amusement rides for the kids. This year’s festival starts Wednesday, Aug. 24, and will be held every night through Saturday, Aug. 27.

The festival will be held on the parish grounds at 707 Monroe Turnpike, at the intersection with Route 110, from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and from 5 to 10 p.m. on Saturday.

JMG music will spin popular tunes and dance party music and Stewart Amusement will bring rides and games for the whole family.

This year the festival welcomes Nutmeg Concessions, which will offer food and carnival treats including hot dogs and hamburgers, fries, pizza, pizza fritta, sausage and peppers and more. The festival will also have ice cream and cotton candy among a vast menu of sweets.

The event will culminate with the Parish Raffle drawing on Saturday night with a first prize of $3,000.

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