This Saturday, 21 October 2017, the City of Ryde event that attracts around 80 000 people every year is on. A fun community event, the Granny Smith Festival will run from 9:00am to 8:30pm in Eastwood, commencing with a grand street parade through the Lakeside Avenue, to Glen Street then Shaftsbury Road, and finally Rowe Street and back to Lakeside Avenue.
Characters in stilts are an added attraction and entertainment in the Eastwood Ryde Granny Smith Festival
Granny Smith Festival celebrates the life and legacy of Maria Ann Smith, the most famous citizen of the district and better known as Granny Smith, who in 1868 planted the Granny Smith apples which are now grown all over the world.
You don't want to miss the Granny Smith Festival mascot, of course, a giant Granny Smith apple!
At the Granny Smith Festival, there is something for everyone. Kids can watch Sam Moran of "Play Along with Sam" fame (and formerly of the Wiggles) and ABC Kids star Nay Nay at the oval stage, while Cedric Irving's Mighty Juggling Show will be on at the Plaza stage. There are also kids' carnival rides, and a new addition this year is the sustainable kids play area located in the grounds of Eastwood Public School.
Vintage cars will roam the streets and join the parade during the Granny Smith Festival in Eastwood.