Italian Market Festival 2016 – The Pole


After nineteen years, the greased pole is back at the Italian Market Festival! The thirty foot, lard coated pole has prizes at the top for anyone daring enough to try. These guys made several attempts, drawing a massive, cheering crowd. I’m not certain if there were any winners, but it was fun to watch, and great to see an old tradition brought back to the festival! More photos behind the cut. 







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2 Responses to Italian Market Festival 2016 – The Pole

  1. OldNFO says:

    Oh man, they need a few more folks to ‘really’ make an attempt at the top! 🙂

  2. Tina says:

    They needed a team of lightweight, limber cheerleaders!

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