Ingham showcases Italian heritage
INGHAM’S heritage was on display on the weekend for the Australian Italian Festival.
Held at TYTO Wetlands, the 23rd annual festival drew crowds from all around Australia for the famed food stalls, grape stomping, pasta- eating competitions, cooking demonstrations and Italian music.
Festival director Donna Zanotto said the carnival was a brilliant way to showcase and celebrate the economic and cultural diversity of the town.
“The award- winning TYTO Wetlands was transformed into a huge piazza with nonstop world- class entertainment on two stages,” she said. “We had a big emphasis on the support of the family unit.
“It was important to provide a family friendly festival and we achieved that.”
Mr Zanotto said despite a drop in attendance from 9000 last year, to 7000, the people who did take part in the festival “had a ball.”