We are very excited about all of the activities taking place at the Arkansas Italian Food & Cultural Festival, April 24-26, 2020, being held at the Clinton Presidential Center.   There will be three days of fun & food for all. Enjoy the best Italian food offerings in Arkansas. The following restaurants will be serving up the most delicious food in the region:

The Pantry, The Rock Brick Oven Pizza, the Coolest Cotton Candy, Repicci’s Ice, Low Ivy, Raduno, Maria Carpenter, Mem Pops from Memphis, Tennessee, Sauce(d), Vino’s, 42 Bar & Table at the Clinton Presidential Center, Ristorante Capeo, & Wells Fun Company.

So many activities throughout the weekend – besides great food, wine & craft beer, there will be live entertainment, food demonstrations in the Demonstration Tent, competitions galore from bocce to soccer & grape stomps daily.  You don’t want to miss the Sauce Competition on Saturday or the Waiters Race on Sunday. Of course lots of activities for the kiddos, including bounce houses, face painting, & all of the animals from Heifer Village. Join us for a great weekend benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arkansas.  

FRIDAY, APRIL 24  4:00 PM – 9:00PM

  • 4:00 PM – Gates open

  • Bocce sponsored by Kaufman Lumber & Stella Rosa Wines – Open Play 

  • Grape Stomp sponsored by Ben E. Keith, Arkansas Parks & Tourism & Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau – throughout the evening 

  • Demo Tent sponsored by Little Rock Allergy Clinic, Brown Rogers Accounting, & Gleason Insurance – demonstrations throughout the evening. View full schedule here. 

  • KidZone sponsored by Arkansas Family Dental – 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

RELYANCE BANK STAGE

    • DJ Nick Hud    4:00 PM – 6:30 PM 

    • Bree Ogden   6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

    • Nerd Eye Blind   8:00 PM – 9:45 PM

  • Gates close at 9:00 PM

SATURDAY, APRIL 25 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

  • 10:00 AM – Gates open

  • Sauce Competition Starts at 8:00 AM Judging 1:45 PM

  • Grape Stomp sponsored by Ben E. Keith, Arkansas Parks & Tourism & Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau – throughout the day 

  • Bocce sponsored by Kaufman Lumber & Stella Rosa Wines – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM 

  • Soccer 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM Youth Division 

  • Demo Tent sponsored by Little Rock Allergy Clinic, Brown Rogers Accounting, & Gleason Insurance – demonstrations throughout the day & evening. View full schedule here. 

  • 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM – KidZone sponsored by Arkansas Family Dental  

RELYANCE BANK STAGE

    • DJ Nick Hud 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

    • Jersey Boys 7:00 PM – 7:50 PM

    • Big Dam Horns 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM 

  • 9:00 PM – Gates close

SUNDAY, APRIL 26 11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

  • 10:00 AM – Mass officiated by Father Shawn Wesley – free to the public

  • 11:00 AM – Gates open

  • Grape Stomp sponsored by Ben E. Keith, Arkansas Parks & Tourism & Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau – throughout the day 

  • 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM – Bocce sponsored by Kaufman Lumber & Stella Rosa Wines

  • 2:00 PM – Waiter’s Race sponsored by U.S. Pizza Company

  • 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Soccer- Divisions, Adult & High School 

  • Demo Tent sponsored by Little Rock Allergy Clinic, Brown Rogers Accounting, & Gleason Insurance – demonstrations throughout the day & evening. View full schedule here. 

  • 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM – KidZone sponsored by Arkansas Family Dental

RELYANCE BANK STAGE

  • DJ Nick Hud 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

  • 4:00 PM – Gates close