Held on Easter Saturday 19 April, Steggles La Festa attracted 6,200 attendees who celebrated the holiday with friends and family in the picturesque surrounds of the Community Gardens, Griffith.
In a showcase of everything Griffith and its people have to offer, the 2014 Festival program was made up of live entertainment, children's activities and amusements, a showcase of local produce, cooking demonstrations and much more.
Attracting more families then ever before, perfect weather made this years event an action-packed day out for families, with visitors travelling from across the region and surrounds to attend.
Our 2014 Celebrity Chef, Lyndey Milan excited crowds with her recipes, which (lucky for you), are now available online. Chef turned comic, Renato Vico was a crowd favourite who added plenty of 'spice' to the Calabria Wines Chef Marqueeon the day! A special thanks goes to the team at La Scala Restaurant for your support of Rennie and, La Festa 2014 ~ thanks very much.
The Avanti Rotary Club Community Stage and the Griffith Musician’s Club Main Stage also attracted big crowds with their diverse array of performers. The 'Hot in Hollywood' themed Community Stage did not disappoint with performances by local school students, dance groups and emerging artists who performed in front of a large crowd of festival patrons.
The Griffith Musician’s Club Main Stage (proudly brought to you in partnership with Roy Spagnolo & Associates), housed fantastic performances by Side Effect, Chris James, Brother Jones, Tash & Riss, The Spaghetti Cowboys, YumminGroove, a Countdown Tribute Show AND, to top it off, a Johnny O'Keefe Tribute Show… Wow!
The local produce on offer by stallholders was excellent with many attendees sampling food and fresh produce, plus wine, beer and cider from some of Griffiths finest producers, restaurants, wineries and breweries.
But now for the important bit! Without the help of our dedicated committee, the Griffith community and each and every one of our volunteers, there would be no La Festa (really). Lets take a moment to give a special thanks to the following community groups for their valuable contribution to this years festival;
- Griffith Avanti Rotary Club (for assistance with the Commuity Stage and support with general event tasks)
- Griffith Karate Club (Gates group, Showground Entrance)
- Unity Griffith (Gates group, City Park Entrance)
- Tharbogang P&C (Gates group, Willandra Av Entrance)
- Griffith Tennis Club (for coordinating all site fencing)
Nevertheless, it is all over for another year and, time for our stakeholders and members of the public to provide feedback on this years event. To do so, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Organisers on 02 6927 2866.
The next annual event is scheduled to take place on Saturday 4 April 2015 in the Community Gardens, Griffith. Until then, keep up to date with all of the important La Festa announcements via our Facebook page and, remember, #welovelafesta
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