WITH grapes being stomped, bocce being played, and ‘That’s Amore’ being sung the atmosphere at the 2013 Ingham Australian Italian Festival was terrific.
Held on the weekend of August 3-4 the festival provided non-stop entertainment from 10am until midnight with continuous acts on two stages within the Tyto Wetlands precinct.
The weekend provided myriad options for festivalgoers to take part in/consume including scores of food and variety stalls, helicopter rides, merry-go-rounds, ravioli and pizza-eating competitions, and even a txingas competition, where contestants carry lead weights around a circuit and see how many laps they can do before they have to drop the weight.
The Ingham Art Society had a display containing historical depictions of the early cane cutting days.
Jake and Elle from My Kitchen Rules gave cooking lessons, Danni Da Ros, a finalist from The Voice entertained, tenor Paul Tabone flew out from Italy for the festival, Sydney dance group, Dolce, performed traditional Italian folk dances, and the 32 strong Tableland International Singers also performed.
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