The Granny Smith Festival is one of Sydney's best events. This lively festival, now in its 31st year, celebrates the life of Maria Ann Smith, otherwise known as Granny Smith who in 1868, fortuitously grew the first of those wonderful green apples that bear her name. These delectable apples are now grown all over the world. Around 85,000 people attend this popular festival which includes over 250 street stalls so visitors won't be disappointed. Click here for the Festival's 2016 Map for locations of stalls and activities.
The vibrant Grand Parade at 9.30 am begins at Lakeside Road, weaving its way to Glen Street then onto Shaftesbury Road, along Rowe Street and completing its circular journey back towards Lakeside Road.
There will be plenty of live entertainment all day, 60 acts on 6 stages, featuring Nada & Jasmin from 'The Voice', Splash Dance from ABC Kids, as well as Ben and Andy from The Block. There will be carnival rides and slides for the kids, street performers, an animal farm, face painting and show bags.
Enjoy brunch, lunch and dinner at the many international eateries including Mexico, Nepal, Germany, Thailand and Cuba. Indulge in cakes, chocolates and apple pies. These will be located throughout this exciting festival.
The Apple Jam Block Party will be an exciting attraction for young people located on the Youth Stage in Eastwood Primary School. Activities include a talent quest, a soul train party, wheelchair basketball, laser tag and heaps more. There will be 2ON2 All Styles Battle and 2ON2 BBoy Battle. To register for battles and talent quest, email firstname.lastname@example.org. See image below for details.
Parking will be limited on the day but the Eastwood trains are across the road from the Festival and there are buses that commute through Eastwood. Click here for information on getting to the Festival.