Leominster Cannoli Festival 2022
|Date:||Monday Oct 10, 2022|
|Time:||5:00 pm - 9:00 pm|
|Rain Date:||Thursday Oct 13, 2022|
|Address:||Monument Square Leominster, MA 01453|
Visit downtown Leominster on the evening of October 10th for the 6th annual cannoli festival! Many cannoli vendors are expected to attend, serving up one of Italy’s most famous desserts.
You’ll find a wide of assortment of cannoli from lots of different vendors. There are even cannoli food trucks! The best thing is, you can get multiple cannoli and bring them home to try later.
This year, there will be live entertainment from George Lyons, and a new dessert drink and wine area for those over 21 years of age.
Participating Cannoli Vendors
- All Purpose Bakery – Known for their award winning whoopie pie
- Birds Nest Italian Street Food – Upscale food truck specializing in Italian street food
- The Central Cup – Family owned business serving up fresh, homemade desserts
- Moe’s Sweet Eats – From deep-fried sweets and street food to more elevated fare
- Red’s Kitchen – Restaurant and food truck jamming out ridiculously good food
- Roma’s Bakery – Stalwart, straightforward Italian bakery
- Uncle Joey’s Cannoli – Delicious fresh-filled cannoli
The four hour festival has grown since it was introduced a few years ago in 2016. It initially started as a way to showcase local bakeries and get people downtown. Now, it’s a popular event the entire city looks forward to every year that attracts visitors and bakers from beyond Leominster.
For additional information, feel free to check out the official Facebook page.
When I was in Sicily, I visited Maria Grammatico’s bakery in Erice which is known as perhaps the best bakery in Italy (which is saying something). Maria was raised in a convent orphanage where she learned (stole) the secrets of the nuns’ old recipes which she still uses. I bought a shopping bag full of pastries (Sfincia di San Giuseppe, Minne di Sant’Agata, etc.) and the two of us ate pastries for our next 4 meals.
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