June 11, 2011


Playing bocce ball has become a tradition at the Italian American Heritage Festival of Iowa and this year is no exception as several tournaments are planned.

There will be an adult doubles bocce tournament on Friday evening beginning after the opening ceremonies.  Sign-ups begin at 5:00 pm in the bocce area.  The registration fee is $10.  The doubles tournament is open to those 18 and older.

On Saturday morning at 10:45 am, the children will have an opportunity to play some bocce in their own tournament. There will be two age groups: 6 -10  and 11 – 17.  Sign-ups begin at 10:00 am.  There is no registration fee for the children’s bocce tournaments.

Finally, the much-awaited adult 4-player tournament will begin around 5:30 pm after the festival mass on Saturday evening. Sign-ups begin at 5:00 pm on Saturday. Registration fee is $20 per team.  The 4-player tournament is open to those 18 and older.