Cook-off brings in people from all over world

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CLARKSBURG W.Va., (WDTV) - Downtown Clarksburg was a busy place to be this afternoon with the kickoff of the 28th annual pasta cook-off.

Eight different cooks and dozens of additional helpers enjoyed some true Italian flavor. People from all over the world traveled to Jackson Square to partake in the festivities.

On top of the pasta cook-off, there was a wine tasting and canned pepper's eating contest.

The Italian Heritage festival is in its 28th year and looks to continue bringing families in for some of the best pasta around for a long time.

"We're quickly approaching our fourth decade of this. It's all different generations, from the first people that came over here to their children, their children, their children's children and so on. It's just a great time to see people. I came from Charlotte. We have a lot of people that literally come in from Italy and other parts of our country. It doesn't get better than this," cook-off coordinator Rocky Romano.

The 28th annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival will kick off September 2nd.