Families gather for traditional salami festival

IMPRESSIVE: Nick Nucara and Rina Mercuri survey the salami on offer at Festa Delle Salsicce. Picture: Anthony Stipo

IMPRESSIVE: Nick Nucara and Rina Mercuri survey the salami on offer at Festa Delle Salsicce. Picture: Anthony Stipo

ABOUT 1000 people packed Pioneer Park on the weekend for the annual Festa Delle Salsicce.

The event brought people from all over the state to sample local salami, wine and enjoy traditional folk music.

Mayor John Dal Broi said it was a great event that continued a long-held tradition of families gathering together to make salamis.

“It’s a great boost for Griffith,” he said.

“There’s a huge crowd of nearly 1000 people here.”

Councillor Dal Broi said the festival ensured a great tradition would continue for

years to come.

“The most important thing about the festival is it maintains a cultural activity.

“What gives me a buzz is that the tradition has been embraced by so many people.

“The Aussies have embraced this and they make salamis themselves,” he said.

Cr Dal Broi said it was also a chance for people to sample local wine.

He said the festival was a great way to bring visitors to the city.

“We’ve got many festivals happening in early spring and they all boost Griffith’s economy.”

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