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A big tennis racquet, a stately grandfather clock and a giant number plate are among the new sculptures being added to this year’s line-up of citrus masterpieces in Griffith.

With around six weeks to go until Banna Avenue is transformed into a sea of orange by the Real Juice Company Citrus Sculptures, Griffith City Council’s Event Coordinator Karly Sivewright is delighted to announce that six new sculptures have been created.

The fresh batch of 3D artworks include Tharbogang Public School’s Silos, Griffith Tennis Club’s Big Tennis Racquet, Tristan's Barber Shop’s Grandfather Clock, Service NSW’s three metre wide number plate, Griffith Carevan’s caravan and one from Beelbangera Public School.

“These new sculptures take our tally to more than 70,” Ms Sivewright said.

“It’s incredible to think that it all started with just a handful of sculptures back in 1995. We couldn’t be happier to have new entrants still coming on board to promote their businesses and help us grow our display.

“It’s such a fantastic talking point for our City and I thank everyone for playing their part in making it such a success.”

Banna Avenue will be brought to life on Sunday 7 October, 2018 with the citrus sculptures erected early that morning to signal the start of Griffith Spring Fest.

The eye-catching display will also include familiar favourites such as the grand piano, reclining chook, wise owl and castle. The exhibition, created using around 100,000 oranges and rubber bands, is one of the most unique in Australia.

Griffith Spring Fest is a fantastic fortnight of festivities and celebrations. Amid the packed schedule of events is the Griffith Spring Fest LINX Launch Party, kicking things off on Friday 12 October from 5.30pm to 9.30pm.

Councillor Rina Mercuri, Chair of the Festival of Gardens Working Group, would like to encourage businesses and community groups to mark Sunday 7 October on their calendars.

“You don’t need a sculpture of your own to be part of this wonderful community effort,” Cr Mercuri said.

“We need lots of people to help build the sculptures, so if you can spare some time please join in on Sunday morning 7 October, it’s a lot of fun.

“It’s an amazing morning. We get up to 700 people all working together to erect the sculptures.”

The owners of sculptures previously entered are reminded to submit their participation forms as soon as possible.

The Griffith Garden Festival and Bus Tours will run on Friday 12, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October.

The six open gardens located in and around Griffith offer something to interest everyone, from smaller attractive town plots right through to large rambling farm gardens. During the festival you can meet Jason Hodges of Better Homes and Gardens and enjoy gardening workshops.

Locals and visitors can enjoy all the colour and festivities of the Multicultural Festival on Saturday, 13 October, 2018 at 10.30am in the Memorial Gardens in Banna Avenue.

For further information please contact Events Coordinator Karly Sivewright on 0417368169.