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Fairmont’s Feast of Seven Fishes starts tomorrow

By JOHN MARK SHAVER

The Fairmont News

FAIRMONT, W.va.  — The Feast of the Seven Fishes is making its way to Monroe Street again this weekend, bringing with it a wide array of food, entertainment and events.

Fairmont’s Monroe Street is filled with visitors during a previous Feast of the Seven Fishes Festival.
(Fairmont News photo by Kirsten Reneau)

On Friday at 6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church on Jackson Street, The Festival Cucina will kick off the Feast of the Seven Fishes with a cooking school and dinner.

The Italian street festival is known for its street market, but this year’s event will include a lot more than just fried dough and cannolis.

Here is a look at what visitors can expect to see at the Feast of the Seven Fishes Saturday:

  • 11 a.m., Festival kick-off. Artisans, food and wine vendors will be set up on Monroe Street and inside Gatherings
  • 11:15 a.m., Music from Fairmont State Academy for the Arts
  • Noon, Music from Mountain State Sax Quartet
  • 1 p.m., Music from Benjamin Defazio
  • 2 p.m., Music from Sam Manno
  • 2:30 p.m., Music from Wisdom of the Owls
  • 4:15 p.m., Music from Sam Manno
  • 5:30 p.m., Mass at Saint Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church at 407 Jackson Street

In addition to the Feast of the Seven Fishes, Fairmont’s annual Christmas parade will begin at 5 p.m. Following the parade is the official opening of this year’s Palatine Park ice rink, located at the park’s summer splash pad.

Staff writer John Mark Shaver can be reached at 304-844-8485 or [email protected].

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