Who doesn't enjoy the crunch of a shiny green apple. Back in 1868, one of our very own citizens Maria Ann Smith purely by accident, grew the first batch of little green apples. These treasured apples are now grown all over the world and are know as Granny Smiths. The annual Granny Smith Festivalbegan in 1985 celebrating the life and legacy of one of the district's most famous citizens, Maria Ann Smith - aka Granny Smith.
This year the event will be held on Saturday 15 October 2016 - 9 am - 8.30 pm. This is a well known and loved event attracting over 80,000 people each year. The highlights are the Grand Parade which travels down Rowe Street and the fireworks display at 8pm at Eastwood Oval.
There are also stalls, community events, live entertainment, and rides. It is a festival tradition that the New South Wales Mounted Police lead the Grand Parade so expect a lot of noise, colour and fanfare.
The Granny Smith Festival wouldn't be a success without the involvement of sponsors and the local community business operators. This is a great opportunity to mingle with your local community members and also make some new friends from outside the locality. If you want to participate and hold a stall you can contact the website for more details.
Click here for last year's map which will be the same this year. Check the website closer to the event for the full program details.
Travel tip: There is limited parking in the streets and with the expected 85,000 people attending the event each year, it would be wise to catch a train, bus or cycle. Click here for transport options.
Put the festival date in your diary now and keep informed with the final details by liking their Facebook page.