Are you full yet? Italians seem to enjoy eating more food even after their stomachs might want a break, so it’s no wonder the Italian Festival was just a week after the Taste of Buffalo! There were four more full days (Thursday, July 12–Sunday, July 15) of food to go around in North Buffalo’s Little Italy for the 25th Anniversary of the event on Hertel Avenue. Walking around was a good idea after just “taste-testing” some of the food that was available.

Obviously food was one of the main attractions of the event, which included a Sauce Off contest and a full schedule of cooking demonstrations, but there were also some other special events, including the Italian Idol and Miss Italian Festival competitions, a bocce tournament and plenty of music. Check out some photos from the event below!