Organizers of Abbeville’s Sicilian Festival are excited following a successful first year.
The free cultural celebration was held Saturday at the Sam Guarino Blacksmith Shop Museum.
Seven teams participating in the cook-off prepared Sicilian/Italian meals. Beverages, muffalettas, pizza, and ice cream were also sold.
Live music entertained the crowd.
The first place winner of the cook-off was pleasantly surprised by the turnout.
“This was the first Sicilian Festival. We didn’t really know if it would work, but it did. It really had a good turnout. Very happy to be apart of it. Couldn’t have asked for anything better,” said Johnny Files.