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How to climb the greased pole at the Italian Market Festival

When the Eagles won the Super Bowl in February and Villanova took home the NCAA championship last month, Philadelphians shocked the world with their gravity-defying ability to scramble up poles grease... read more

Grease pole champ: Here’s how to climb

because we literally have the only grease pole in the city that you’re allowed to climb,” said Gambino, who produces the annual Italian Market Festival on Ninth Street. Philly folks eager to shimmy up ... read more

They’ve Greased Poles In Philadelphia In Preparation For The Eagles Game

After all, the city hosts an annual greased-pole climbing competition at the Italian Market festival. Held between 1973 and 1997 and again since 2016, the Albero della Cuccagna challenges Philadelphia... read more

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Mt. Carmel Society hosts Italian Festival

At the Mount Carmel Society's Feast and Italian Festival, everyone's Italian ... Sunday's events included a very messy greased pole climb with three teams of young men competing to get to the top of a ... read more


Greasy Pole Contest

At the St. Rocco's Italian Festival, it took 40 minutes for a team of five guys to climb the greasy pole and be called winners of the contest. read more

America's Got Talent Finalist to Headline Enfield Italian Festival

ENFIELD, CT — An Italian-American singer from Long Island who wowed the country during his appearances on the 11th season of America's Got Talent will be performing ... 6:30 will be the wildly-popular ... read more

Big events and festivals

And we do have our food and cultural festivals: Greek, Irish, Jewish, Polish, Italian ... The 64th annual festival will be Sept. 17, 18 and 19 in the village of Jordan, offering events such as greased ... read more

Labor Day weekend festivities for a great end to your summer

Festival of Saint Rocco in Cleveland The St. Rocco Church festival is held annually and is filled with fun for the whole family. They have rides, casino games, Italian food ... after 12 p.m. mass and ... read more

Victory is slippery as a towering Italian festival tradition returns

If the scene Saturday at the South Ninth Street Italian Market Festival were a reality show, that would be the fitting title. The 30-foot grease pole ... the start of the pole event from noon to 1:30 ... read more

Italian Americans celebrate heritage at Saratoga Race Track

Once a year, the west side would showcase its own Italian Festival in ... would cook up local foods. The festival also featured a neighborhood competition among young men that involved climbing to the ... read more

3 perfectly Philly street festivals kick the season into high gear – May 17-20, 2018

... Longo nears the top of the pole in the 1993 competition at the Italian Market Festival. (Photo provided) Known in Italian as Albero Della Cuccagna, grease pole climbing is one of the festival’s mo... read more

Enfield Italian Festival

The 69th annual Enfield Italian Festival continues through Sunday at the Mount Carmel Fairgrounds on Park Avenue. The events include: * Music by the Savage Brothers, 7 to 11 p.m. * Spaghetti-eating co... read more



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