The Australian Italian Festival began in 1995 after community consultations were called to discuss ideas for economic diversity within the growing community of Ingham. The Australian Italian Festival is an authentic Italian cultural event held on the first weekend of August in Ingham, North Queensland. The Festival is staged at the award-winning TYTO Precinct, off the Bruce Highway, 500 metres from Ingham’s CBD.
For the space of the two day
Carnival, the area is transformed into a huge piazza with nonstop world-class entertainment on two stages. Guests gain access to homemade, mouth-watering Italian food and wine, cooking demonstrations, displays, competitions, free amusement rides, market stalls and much more. The atmosphere, the food and the excitement all come together to give you the experience of walking into a festival in Italy.
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There are three events leading up to the two-day Carnival weekend: the Hair and Fashion Show, the Australian Italian Model Search and the Gala Masquerade Ball. These events are on the Thursday and Friday leading up to the carnival and are pre-purchased ticketed events.READ MORE
The Australian Italian Festival Model Search.
Do you aspire to have a career in modelling? We encourage male and female models between the ages of 13 to 25 years to enter our modelling competition. Fill out and submit the entry form by 15 July. The winners will receive an array of prizes and representation with RFT Models Townsville. Join us at the Hair and Fashion Show on Thursday 4th August to see the Model Search entrants on stage and the announcement of winners.
The Australian Italian is enhanced by the beautiful Tyto wetland setting, with its lagoons, raised walkways, alive with Australian Flora and Fauna. Come and enjoy an experience like no other in Australia.