This weekend is my town's Italian Festival, an annual event of food and fun! While there is entertainment, games and even a few rides for the little ones, the draw of the festival has always been the food. Pizza, pastas, eggplant Parmesan sandwiches, fried dough (think pizza dough that's been deep fried then tossed in sugar and cinnamon), meatballs and sausages, cookies and pastries and so much more. Just about everyone in town will eat at least one meal at the festival :-)
It's such a popular event that high school reunions, family reunions and trips home are scheduled around the Festa (as it's locally known). Downtown stores hold sidewalk sales, a portion of Main Street is closed off and set up with tents and tables while people mill around catching up with those they haven't seen since last year.
Does your town/city hold annual festivals? Which ones do you attend?