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Spirits high during Down Under Fest
Culture of Australia, New Zealand on display
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Paul Killingly, left, and Daniel Henderson play Australian tunes for visitors Saturday at the inaugural Down Under Fest - photo by Autumn Vetter
Hundreds weathered high temperatures over the Memorial Day holiday weekend to take part in Forsyth County’s first Down Under Fest.Held at the Polo Fields, the four-day event celebrated all things from Australia and New Zealand, including music, culture, history and food and beverages. Organizer Tina Keough said about 2,000 advance tickets were sold to the three-day event. Tickets were also available at the gate.“Some of those are one-day passes,” she said Saturday afternoon, noting that traffic that day hadn’t been too high.