Enfield — Despite heat and humidity, crowds flocked to the grounds of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel society for the 97th annual Italian Festival, on Aug. 5, 6, and 7.
The annual feast is a deep-rooted tradition in the community, and the festival itself has its roots in the end of a 19-month drought in Italy in 1892, which was celebrated with feasts and what became a thanksgiving celebration for Italians around the world.
Food is always one of the main draws for the event, and hundreds of volunteers worked tirelessly in the fest’s kitchens, preparing pizza, pasta, sausage grinders, garlic knots, desserts, and other items that were delightfully consumed by fest visitors.
Entertainment included carnival rides and games, and musical acts including Johnny Sixgun, the Savage Brothers, Night Moves, Trailer Trash, and Presley and Taylor.
For more information, visit www.mtcarmelenfield.org.