Pasta eating contest and grape stomping at the Houston Italian Fest!

You can't have pasta without some homemade grape juice

HOUSTON - Nothing says Italian like pasta and grape stomping, mamma mia! 

The Houston Italian Festival is happening in Houston right now and it's one of the largest festivals in town.

Cynthia Salvaggio is part of the Festival Committee and says that there's something for everyone.

"This is a great family event. There's a cooking class for kids, there's a lot of Italian wine and beer for adults and some great food," Cynthia said. 

Reporter Stephanie Gonzalez was challenged to a popular tradition -- the grape stomping contest.

"Whoever gets the most juice out of the grapes is the winner," Cynthia said. 

Festa Italiana is happening now through Sunday.

Tickets are $8 and for more information just visit their website HoustonItalianFestival.com.

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