PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The grease pole is back at the Italian Market!
Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie spent his Saturday afternoon checking out the greased poles competition at the Italian Market Festival.
The grease pole climbing competition, known as the Albero Della Cuccagna, takes place at 9th and Montrose Piazza from May 19-20, beginning at noon.
Teams will race up the 30-foot-high pole greased with lard to reach prizes of meats, cheeses, gifts and money.
The competition is part of this weekend’s Italian Market Festival.