A cultural gem.

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette 479-253-3796

Arkansas's rich cultural heritage includes the Italian settlement of Tontitown. Located near Springdale in Washington County Tonitown is a place where  Italian flavor is still strong. Several descendants of the founding Italian families still populate the community and community is a serious subject here.

For over 100 years an annual Grape Festival has been drawing visitors to this northwest corner of Arkansas for a celebration of all things Italian, now with a slight Arkansas accent. You'll be impressed with the grapes and particularly with the amazing supply of homemade pasta for you to enjoy on the spot and in some cases to take home for future use.

So come on down, or up, or over. Enjoy some Italian culture in Tontitown.

Grape Festival - Tontitown, Arkansas

Every August since 1899, the Tontitown Grape Festival, sponsored by St. Joseph's Church, has been the scene of fun for folks of all ages. ...
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Marilyn Boudreaux
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WOW thanks for bringing back some memories, I have not heard Tontitown in years!  Is the Italian Inn still there?  Went there on a date with my first U of A college love!!

Aug 01, 2010 02:59 PM #1
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Rita Fong
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Charles, it sounds so yummy!  I love fair like this.  We have many Italian families in Marion also, but they don't have anything like that.  But there is a Italian Festival in Memphis, Tn. every first weekend of June.  They attract thousands of visitors every year.

Aug 01, 2010 03:05 PM #2
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Marilyn, I beleive you're thinking of the Venetian Inn. Still around today. Spaghetti, fried chicken and hot rolls with honey please!!

Rita, Come on over join in the fun.

Aug 01, 2010 03:18 PM #3
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Roger D. Mucci
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Charles, looks like a great time and hits close to home with me, with a name like Mucci! 

Will you attend?

Aug 01, 2010 05:18 PM #4
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Doug Rogers
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You are  making me want to visit Arkansas!

Aug 01, 2010 08:35 PM #5
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Roger, I have some friends named Bartolamucci. Distant cousins of yours that idi not shorten their name? Yes M. and I will attend.

Doug, Come on we have it all here just a  slower pace.

Aug 01, 2010 09:12 PM #6
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Charles, I am trying to imagine a bunch of Italians with sweet southern drawls!

Aug 01, 2010 09:39 PM #7
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Patricia,That iss what I'm talking about.

Aug 01, 2010 10:28 PM #8
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Not related Charles...........have a great time at the festival, have a glass of wine and some pasta for me.

Aug 02, 2010 12:48 AM #9
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Hello Charles!

It sounds like a great fair!

In New york we have a different ethnic fair on a weekly basis...

Aug 02, 2010 04:28 PM #10
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