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Shillong to host Autumn Festival from Oct 26 at Umiam Lake

Shillong is gearing up to host the popular Autumn Festival at Umiam Lake on October 26 and 27, a festival full of glitz and glamour. It is one of those festivals that mark the onset of the season and is primarily celebrated in Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya.

As per the officials, since the festival drew a lot of tourists from around the state and was a huge success the last time it was held, it will be celebrated in a much better and bigger manner this time. Reportedly, Meghalaya Tourism Development Forum (MTDF) had been hosting this festival since 2006, which continued till 2012 after which it was discontinued. However, the festival was revived again last year.

This year too, it is expected that the event will pull visitors, including domestic and international tourists in good numbers. Opus Production will be responsible for handling the event, which took over the reins from the MTDF last year.

Latest reports suggest that the two-day event will feature Mumbai-based rock band, an international DJ from the United States, including local bands too. The other highlights of the event will be water sports, magic show, kid’s play area, food stalls, camping facilities, and much more.

Referring to this event, the event organisers mentioned that the budget has not been finalised yet and that they are hoping to get more sponsors this time. Overall, the main objective of this festival is to be bigger and better this time so that it is able to attract people from outside Assam as well.