Griffith Citrus Sculptures (October)
The Citrus Sculptures are a unique event in Australia and are based on the famous lemon sculptures in Menton, France. Now in their 20th year the sculptures have grown from just a few in 1995 to more than 60 sculptures lining Banna Avenue, Griffith’s main street in 2015.
The Citrus Sculptures have become a major visitor attraction bringing thousands of people to Griffith every year.
The Real Juice Company Citrus Sculptures are a unique exhibition in Australia and are recognised as a Destination NSW Flagship event. The sculptures have grown from just five in 1995 to more than 70 large 3D sculptures in 2015 and are a feature of the Griffith Festival of Gardens.
The sculptures are based on the famous lemon sculptures in Menton, France, and with Griffith being a major citrus producing region in Australia, the sculpture idea was a good one. After consulting local engineers and contacting France, Griffith was granted permission to use their method of securing the fruit.
The Real Juice Company has signed as the naming right sponsor since 2013, providing both a wonderful synergy and opportunity to grow the festival.
The sculptures are erected along Griffith’s main street, early on Sunday morning, by an army of 700 community volunteers. More than 100,000 oranges and 200,000 rubber bands are used to construct the sculptures. It is a fabulous community event with schools, local businesses, banks, cultural, service and church groups, and multi-national companies working side by side to create magnificent sculptures.
The Riverina produces one third of Australia’s citrus and is one of the major orange production regions in Australia. Our unique combination of water security, fertile soils, advanced farming practices and warm climate produce some of the highest quality citrus fruit on the global market.
Real Juice Company Citrus Sculptures, Banna Avenue Griffith. Every October. Free entry and lit at night to extend viewing.