FEATURED: Stromboli Festival at Bosse Field – July 28th

Evansville Stromboli Festival

Evansville Stromboli Festival

The 2nd annual Evansville Stromboli Festival is coming back to the Historic Bosse Field on Saturday, July 28th, 2018.  Join us as we celebrate the local history of the Stromboli and welcome some out-of-town traditions! We are working hard to have many of your favorite Stromboli joints in one place!  Help us decide this year’s People’s Choice for best “Evansville Original” and best “Out-of-Town” Stromboli!

WHY A STROMBOLI FESTIVAL? 

Stromboli FestivalEvansville, Indiana is known for it’s unique version of the Stromboli sandwich. The sandwich is often made on an Italian roll with sausage, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheeses. This version is known to have been introduced to Evansville in the early 60’s by the Pizza King owners. Today, a similar sandwich can be found at several dozen pizza restaurants and bars. Many adding unique twists in an effort to be identified as the “Best Stromboli”.

“I lived in Philadelphia for 13 years and would experience a constant dispute amongst who has the best Philly Cheesesteak from both fans and restaurant owners. It was often as divisive as politics. Upon returning to my birthplace of Evansville in 2010, I have witnessed the same type of local zeal for the Stromboli. We truly have some history to celebrate that could put us on the map.” – said Joe Notter founder of the Stromboli Festival.

In recent years and with the diverse growth of Evansville, several new restaurants have joined the scene claiming to have the authentic New York or Italian Stromboli. You could say there is certainly a bit of controversy brewing!


 ***  TICKETS ***


GENERAL ADMISSION $5 Pre-sale | $8 Advance/Gate

GENERAL ADMISSION INCLUDES…

  • Festival entry with access to 15+ Stromboli Vendors (1pm – 6pm)
  • $2 Stromboli Samples
  • Bag of Grippos chips
  • Evansville Otter’s Flex Ticket ($6 value, good for an upcoming home game)
  • Bouncy Houses, face painting(additional), kid activities 
  • Tailgate Games
  • Live music from GlasTone Band
  • People’s Choice Voting
  • Access to Beer and Spirit pouring areas
  • Stadium seating, shade, fans and frozen desserts(addtl) to keep you cool

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VIP ADMISSION $35 Pre-sale | $40 Advance

VIP ADMISSION INCLUDES EVERYTHING IN GA PACKAGE, PLUS…

  • 1 Hour Early Access to Festival (12pm – 6pm)
  • Access to VIP tent with table seating
  • 10 sample vouchers
  • Commemorative Shot Glass

(VIP admission must be purchased online in advance.  While quantities last.  First 200)

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CHARITY

Aurora Evansville – They believe that everyone has value and needs a safe, decent affordable place to call home. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated for their cause.  Be a bigger part and arrive to the event with a case of bottled waters and or backpacks that will be donated to our local homeless.  For more ways to help visit their website here: http://auroraevansville.org/


** 2018 VENDORS & SPONSORS **

Please click here for the 2018 Vendor and Sponsor information.  VENDOR & SPONSOR APPLICATION


 

2017

STROMBOLI VENDORSRounders Pizza Too, Lyle’s Sportzone Pizza and Pub, Lombardi’s New York Pizza and Wings, Franklin St Pizza Factory, Angelo’s, Little Angelo’s, Talk of the Town Pizza, Big M’s Pizzeria, Froggy’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, Southside Bar, Parkway Pizza, A Taste of N.Y.C., Pizza King Evansville, Stan’s Una Pizza, Sam’s Pizzeria, Rounders Pizza, Winner’s Circle Revived and the Evansville Twisted Tomato Pizza Co.

DESSERT VENDORS – Lollys Pop Bar and Jeanne’s Gelato & More!

GENERAL VENDORS – Sprint Wireless, TJ Maxx Recruiting, Nerium Samantha Green, Cricket Wireless, Simple Man, Plexus World Natalie Bowman and more to be added!

SPONSORS – Mr. Sandless Wood Refinishing, Feller Trackless Train, Feller Limousine, IBEW Electrical Union, TRU Rental, Evansville Otters, Eyewitness News, Tasty Tuesday with Joe Bird, Courier & Press, Evansville Restaurant Week and Midwest Communication.


HOW IT WORKS

Food vendors will each be given the opportunity to sell their Stromboli at their individually managed tent spaces during the festival. For reasons of sampling, we will require each venue to offer a quarter($2), half($4) or a whole sandwich($8), encouraging attendees to try more vendors. All food vendors will need to provide proof of insurance and follow all state and county guidelines. Food will be prepared in their restaurants or food trucks and brought to the festival in approved containers to distribute and sell product during the hours of the festival. For immediate consideration or to sign up please send your name, business and contact number to Stromboli@EvansvilleEvents.com .

General vendors will also have an area to promote their brand/products in the community. Please email Stromboli@EvansvilleEvents.com for all consideration.