HerrinFesta Italiana gets underway tomorrow
May 24, 2017 10:07 AM - HERRIN - Thousands of fair enthusiasts are expected to turn out this week for the 27th annual HerrinFesta Italiana celebration in downtown Herrin. It is the unofficial kickoff to the summer season here in Southern Illinois. The fair "technically" got underway Sunday with the junior pageant, held at the civic center auditorium. That was followed up by Monday night's Festa scholarship pageant for young adult women. Claiming the tiara this year was Herrin resident Jeanie Harmon.