The two day “Shillong Autumn Festival 2018” will be held at Umiam Lake Ri Bhoi District

Shillong, Oct 21: The Shillong Autumn Festival, an initiative of the Meghalaya Tourism Development Forum (MTDF) in collaboration with the Meghalaya Tourism Department was first held in 2005. The Shillong Autumn Festival was held over a period of 7 years till 2012 with each festival highlighting a theme for that year. The Shillong Autumn Festival became the highlight of every tourist visiting the state as it provided a platform to highlight the rich culture and way of life of the people of the region under one roof.

“Brand Meghalaya” was established through the Shillong Autumn Festival when it secured the Guinness Book of World Record in 2012 for the largest Guitar ensemble playing Bob Dylan’s song – “Knocking on Heaven’s Door.” The Shillong Autumn Festival is now a well-established Festival that has attracted numerous tourist inflow into the state of Meghalaya and continues to maintain a high brand recall all over the country.

A group of four enterprising individuals who individually and together have managed Events in Meghalaya and the North-east with a combined experience of more than 10 years came together and decided to review the Shillong Autumn Festival. Their aim is to build and establish the Shillong Autumn Festival as a property that can be as big as other Music and Cultural Festivals held in other parts of North-East like Hornbill, Zero, etc.

With this in mind, OPUS Productions was formed. Made up of a young and vibrant group of individuals with a proven track record in managing events in the North-East and armed with good public relations and networking capability, the team of Opus Productions is well-trained and experienced in Event management.

The Objective of holding Meghalaya Autumn festival 2018 is to revive the Autumn Festival that was initiated by Meghalaya Tourism Development Forum (MTDF),to build the Festival as an annual attraction for tourists & locals alike, to highlight the rich cultural heritage of the state with its distinguished communities and tribes, to establish the festival as a cultural & musical extravaganza of the North-East And to provide a platform for giving visitors a glimpse of the Northeast in one Venue

The Shillong Autumn Festival has always been a huge tourist attraction in the past years boasting of an audience attendance of 4k+. This year, the Festival will be packed with entertainment for the entire family – from Cultural Dances, Folk Music, Traditional Food Stalls, Traditional Handicraft Stalls, Water Sports, Game Stalls, Food Stalls from local Cafes & Restaurants, Contemporary Bands, GenX Stage for supporting Local Young Talent, Fashion Show, DJs and much more.

The OPUS Producation said that on the first day of the festival it will show case the, Cultural Troupes, Snap Paka Drum Ensemble , the Plate Dance by Jaintia Troupe , the Wangala Dance by Garo Troupe and on the second day of the festival there will be, Fashion Show hosted by NIFT, Shillong with organic Eri Silk sponsored by Zong-Hi-I Store, Umsohsun.

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