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City of Abbeville hosts first Sicilian Festival

Posted at 5:31 PM, Mar 23, 2019

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.