A winter festival known as Dimchrang Fest is underway at Ampati in South West Garo hills on December 16 and 17. Ampati Art and Culture society and the District Administration are jointly hosting this cultural extravaganza. The spectacle will showcase the best of Garo, Rabha, Hajong and Koch communities. A combination of music, dance and culture, the fest is being held at Ampati mini-stadium. Dr Mukul Sangma inaugurated this winter festival.
Some of the main attractions of this event are Voice of Dimchrang, Dimchrang Queen beauty pageant, a 5-a-side futsal football tournament and a rock show, where top bands from Garo Hills Riprap and Restless Desire will open for Guwahati based rock band, Axis. Apart from all this, there will be a parade on themes such as ‘Legends of Meghalaya’, ‘Bollywood’, ‘Rock Stars’, ‘Sports Personalities’, and ‘On Stage Wrestling’.