2017 was the year when the Vintage festival made a long-awaited return to Griffith, and the party continued with a string of record breaking events.
The sold out Vintage festival, which was held in Griffith on Saturday after more than a decade’s absence, introduced a new generation to the region’s iconic post-harvest celebration.
Kabaddi – an Indian sport that’s a cross between wrestling and the playground sport tips – was once again the main attraction at the Shaheedi Tournament, Griffith Sikh Games, which attracted a record crowd of over 12,000.
Salami King Roy Catanzariti rose from his hospital bed to crown the winners of the the 2017 Griffith Salami Festival, which was again sold out.
Despite the threat of storm, people flocked from Griffith and around the state to get a look at the opening weekend of the Festival of Gardens and Real Juice Citrus Sculptures.
The festival was marred by vandals pulling apart the sculptures, but the town showed it’s spirit with dozens gathering to repair the damage, and the culprits were eventually caught.
In October, Griffith was also treated to a variety of international food, dance, stalls and performances at the annual multicultural festival over the weekend.
Griffith’s famous Christmas Carols rounded off the year, with an awesome line up and a fireworks display that could “rival anything in any city”.
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