HAZLE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — An annual event is taking place this hour in Luzerne County.

The smell of delicious food brought out a crowd to Hazle Township Community Park for the annual Bell’ Italia Festival.

There are plenty of Italian treats here and a variety of vendors.

One of those vendors has been coming here for years and has made it a family tradition.

“I just like staying out here and helping out with my stand. Well, I live close here so then it’s just like a tradition, a family tradition,” said Kara Tayoun from Drums.

One couple says they’ve been coming here for years now and what brings them back year after year is the music and the food.

“We have the fried dough. delicious, delicious we enjoyed it very much. We’re bringing some home for our family,” says Marie Rizza from Hazleton.

The family-friendly atmosphere is a great way to end the summer and enjoy what this celebration of Italian culture has to offer.

“Wonderful, wonderful. it’s so friendly. it’s nice. everybody is happy. what’s not to like,” added Rizza.

The Bell Italia Festival will continue Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Hazle Township Community Park and it’s free to enter.