All are invited to celebrate the legacy of one of Ryde's most famous citizens - Australian orchardist Maria Ann Smith aka 'Granny Smith'. This community festival, which attracts 80,000 visitors, brings together local businesses, sporting and service organisations, churches, schools and the wider community to honour 'Granny Smith' and her world famous green apples.
The Granny Smith Festival kicks off with a colourful parade at 9.15am, which begins at Eastwood Oval and heads down Lakeside Road, turns right into Glen Street, left into Shaftsbury St and left into Rowe Street before heading back into Lakeside Rd from the Avenue.
The Oval Stage will feature local bands and musicians. The Plaza Stage will feature a variety of entertainment from local performers. The Trelawney Street Stage will feature music and dance from local schools and performance groups. The Roundabout Stage will feature entertainment especially for kids.
In addition to the morning and afternoon entertainment program, there will be a fun family concert - featuring the Australian Blues Brothers Show and a fireworks display later in the evening.
The Core will be held at Hillview Lane Car Park and Glen Reserve from 1pm also. Here you will find international food stalls, amusement rides, carnival rides, an animal farm, roving entertainment and much more.
Rain, hail or shine, the Granny Smith Festival will go ahead and this is also a dog friendly event (dogs must remain on a leash at all times).