2016 – Italian Craft Beer Tasting

Craft Beer’s popularity continues to soar, and we are proud to offer you the opportunity to drink beer like an Italian! Join us as noted Beer expert and radio talk show host (Drink of Ages ESPN 97.5 FM), Jon Denman, leads us in a tasting of 5 unique Italian beers (3oz. per). Jon’s seminars are both entertaining and informative while La Birra Italiana is so tasty. So bring your parched throats and do not miss our Italian Beer Tasting on Saturday, October 15 at 6:15pm. Seating will be limited. Tickets are only $15. For more information see the Taste of Italy Pavilion Schedule.

2016 – Poker…Italian Style!

Join us on opening night of the Houston Italian Festival (October 13-16, 2016) and learn to play Poker, Italian Style! Italian Poker; a fun and fast paced game, easy to learn (a derivative of 5 Card Draw, Jacks or better to open) and then stoke your competitive juices by vying for our “Poker All’ Italiana” Tournament Championship. Participants must be 21 years of age or older. Buy tickets on-line to reserve your seat. Discounted tickets are only $12. Limited Seating to 36 players. For more information, please go to the Taste of Italy Pavilion Schedule.

2016 – Join Us for a Premium Wine Tasting Event

Join us at the Houston Italian Festival (October 13-16, 2016) for this formal “sit-down” tasting, of five of Italy’s most interesting wines, including Chianti Classico Riserva as well as the unique Nebbiolo, the grape of both Barolo and Barbaresco. Each selection in this tasting was carefully selected to represent the best qualities of “Vino Italiano”. For more information on the wines, or to order tickets for this event, please see the Taste of Italy Pavilion Schedule. Admission to the Taste of Italy Pavilion for this event is $15. There will be limited seating.

2016 – Raffle Tickets on Sale Now!

Here is your chance to win a Trip to Italy! The Houston Italian Festival (October 13-16, 2016) raffle tickets are on sale now. Donation is $5 per ticket or $25 for a book of six. If interested, please contact the ICCC office at 713-524-4222, Ext. 4. Drawing will be held on Sunday, October 16, at the festival. Winner does not have to be present to win. Prizes include: Travel certificate for a trip to Italy donated by Trips2Italy (Value: $6,000); Tour of Houston’s Finest Restaurants (Value: $1,500); and a 50” LED Smart HDTV (Value: $500). For prize details go to: Raffle Prize Details