The faint smell of garlic is in the air! Today being National Garlic Day, it gives Dayton Most Metro the perfect opportunity to announce that GarlicFest is returning this summer to the Sons of Italy’s Bella Villa Hall. We are again partnering with the John Pirelli Lodge for this popular event. Food Adventures is honored to be helping with the festivities. The same weekend also features the annual bocce ball tournament called the “Bocce Classic,” which is in its 22nd year.
The Bella Villa Hall venue is located at 2625 County Line Rd. in Beavercreek, the same place the Italian Fall Festa is held.
One new attraction will see local celebs, and Up Dayton groups square off Friday Night, July 15th in a “Beginner Bocce Bash.” A Single elimination bocce tournament with cash prizes for the top 3 teams. Just $40/team to enter.
The weekend will be filled with Food Vendors, Garlic Vendors, and Craft Vendors. There will be a booth for the deep fried “Holy Cannoli.”
There will be soft drinks, beer, and more. There will be bocce ball, and the Garlic King and Queen. Chef House and Hungry Jax from Food Adventures, will be hosting cooking demos with garlic inside the hall. Weezy’s Garlic, Spices and More will be there with all kinds of garlic goodies for you to buy! Don’t forget the Garlic Eating Contest with host the Big Ragu and a Live Band !
With so much to do and so much to eat, you may have to make a couple of trips back during the weekend….
Some of the food vendors we are expecting over the weekend are:
Bella Sorella Pizza
Horseless Buggy Food Truck
Wicked Wich of Dayton Food Truck
Brixx Ice Co.
Mama DiSalvos Restaurant
El Meson Restaurant
Mohawk Freestyle Burger Food Truck
Amber Rose Restaurant
The Hamburger Wagon
Hunger Paynes Food Truck
Jimmie’s Ladder 11 Streatery
Sweet P’s Ice Pops
Painted Pepper Food Truck
The Spicy Olive Olive Oil Store
The Texas Beef and Cattle Company
We will announce more vendors as they confirm….
HERE’S THE SKINNY for the
Timeline of the GarlicFest / Bocce Classic Weeekend:
FRIDAY , JULY 15th
5pm – 9pm: SONS OF ITALY FOOD TRUCK RALLY – 15 trucks, live music, adult beverages
6pm – 9pm: “BEGINNER BOCCE BASH” with LOCAL CELEBS and hosted by “UpDayton”
(Want to enter a team for the local celeb tournament, email [email protected] or call 937-380-6723)
SATURDAY , JULY 16th
9am – 5pm: BOCCE CLASSIC Tournament opening rounds. (Signup at BocceClassic.com)
9am – 5pm: Concession Booth of Pizza, Meatball Sandwiches, Italian Sausages
from the John Pirelli Lodge/Sons of Italy
5pm – 7pm: Dinner from Outback Steakhouse
7pm – 11pm: Bocce Tournament continues
SUNDAY , JULY 17th
9am: BOCCE CLASSIC tournament continues all day til 6:30pm Championships
(signup at www.BocceClassic.com)
Noon – 8pm: GARLICFEST – 15 Food Vendors, Craft Vendors, Garlic Vendors,
1pm: Cooking Demo featuring a garlic recipe by Jackie “Hungry Jax” Scanlan, from Food Adventures, inside the Bella Villa Hall
3pm: Cooking Demo featuring a garlic recipe by Chef LeeAnne House, from Food Adventures, inside the Bella Villa Hall
5pm: Garlic Eating Contest with The Big Ragu as emcee
5:30PM – 8PM: Live Band
So, mark your calendar for the weekend of July 15-17, and bring your breath mints. Stretch out your bocce arm enjoy
Come out to get your garlic fix that weekend and play some bocce ball . Below are photos from last year’s GarlicFest and Bocce Classic. Please check them out…
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