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Eastwood is famous for its annual Granny Smith Festival.

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The classic Toffee Apples


The Granny Smith Festival began in 1985 and is now regarded as one of Sydney's largest street festivals, a true community carnival, full of colour and good old fashioned fun.



Now in its 30th year, the annual Smith Festival will be held on Saturday 17th October 2015. Each year the festival attracts more than 90,000 people across the day. It is a great community festival supported by local businesses, sporting and service organisations, schools and the wider community.

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Its all about apple at this Festival


I've been to many fairs and markets and let me assure you, Granny Smith Festival is not your 'little' average community fair with home-baked scones and jam, in fact, the scale of this Spring festival is huge! There are famous street parades, carnival rides, show bags and entertainment with 60 acts on 4 stages!

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School's Marching Band


The Grand Parade starts off at 9.30am and you will see the streets of Eastwood transformed into a swirling sea of colour and sound featuring marching bands, community floats, street performers, dancers and the Festival's 'Sweetie Pie' mascot.

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Marching Koalas Hunter Region High School Band


The best viewing points are on Rowe Street, so get there in plenty of time and grab your spot early.

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Kids' wonderland - Its superhero day!


Adding to the buzz already on the street, there are four stages of entertainment that operate throughout the festival:

The Oval Stage will featuring bands, musicians and family concert.

The Plaza Stage will feature a variety of entertainment from local performers.

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Various live performances


The Trelawney Street Stage will feature music and dance from local schools and performance groups; and

The Roundabout Stage will feature entertainment especially for kids.

These stages will be jammed packed with music, colour and movement. The performers will cater to all tastes with everything from local bands and dance companies to school performance groups.

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Caramel popcorn ... yum


In addition to the morning and afternoon entertainment program, there are over 280 market stalls to browse around.

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Cake Pops!


For the foodies, this Festival is the perfect reason for you to sample and enjoy some of the mouth watering gourmet street food, country-style cooking, artisan desserts, home-baked apple pies, refreshing apple cider and sweet toffee apples offered by the Ryde districts communities.

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Come and say Hi to the Festival Fairy


There will be clowns and fairies wondering around the festival. At the Core Area, kids of all ages will be delighted with all the carnival rides, jumping castles and ponies rides. This year there will be an animal petting farm where children can get up close with baby animals, which they can feed and pat.

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Carnival entertainment at the CORE ground


At night there is a Fireworks Spectacular at 8:00pm. Don't miss it!

This is the perfect day out for the whole family and this event is filled with family-friendly fun, food, fireworks and live performances. There is something fun for everyone.

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A huge fun-filled Spring festival


So plan on spending the whole day and evening in Eastwood to experience all the fun of the fair, in one exciting place.

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Enjoy a apple cider


For Festival's program schedule, click HERE
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Why? Eastwood biggest community festival - and its all about applese
When: 10am to 8.30pm
Where: The festival is held in and around the Eastwood shopping precinct and Eastwood oval.
Cost: Free Entry
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Just added this on my to do list. I love candy apples:)
by Maria M (score: 2|661) 1533 days ago
It looks amazing.
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