STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Mount Loretto Fall Festival — presented in conjunction with Richmond County Day Camp — is jam-packed with family fun.
The main course for foodies: Chef Dom Tesoriero of “Food Network Star.” The Eltingville native’s food truck, aka Mac Truck, will be dishing out its popular mac ‘n’ cheese concoctions Oct. 24-25 from noon to 5 p.m.
“We’re excited about opening up Mount Loretto to the community with this large-scale event,” said Vincent Ignizio, newly appointed chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of Staten Island. “This is the first of many that we have in the pipeline to let the borough know that we are here, and they are welcomed.”
Admission is free, but food vendors will be selling carnival treats like cotton candy, kettle corn and candy apples. Plus, Montalbano’s Pork Store, Hog Heaven and John’s Catering will also be on site to provide food for sale all weekend.
Fall Fest also includes DJ music, a haunted bouncy house for kids and train rides. Richmond County Day Camp will supply balloon artists, a “make your own scarecrow” stand (guests are asked to bring clothes for the scarecrow) and the proverbial pumpkin patch, the latter of which will peddle pumpkins through Oct. 31.
“We are looking forward to a great weekend highlighting the beautiful facilities at Mount Loretto,” said Larry Marantz, director of Richmond County Day Camp. “And more importantly, bringing the Staten Island community together for some fun.”