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Granny Smith Festival 2014

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by Vanessa M (subscribe)
I am always looking out for new experiences, wherever I may find myself.

The 2014 Granny Smith Festival will take place on Saturday October 18 in Eastwood. A community festival, it will run from 9.00am to 8.00pm, with market stalls, rides, food, music, entertainment, fireworks and more.

If you've never heard of the Granny Smith Festival before, you may be confused as to why the City of Ryde would celebrate apples (I mean, why not oranges or melons?). The answer lies in the fact the first Granny Smith apples were grown right here in 1868.

The Granny Smith Festival actually celebrates Granny Smith, the woman (real name Maria Ann Smith) one of the most famous people to come out of the area; her apples are now known all over the world.

But there's so much more to the festival than fruit. In fact it's one of Sydney's largest street festivals and attracts over 80,000 people. A highlight is the opening Grand Street Parade at 9.30am, while there's even a youth zone and four different stages.

The festival will be just across the road from Eastwood Station, so catching the train is a good option. A free shuttle service will even run to and from the station via Ryde Hospital, West Ryde, Meadowbank Station, Gladesville and Top Ryde
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Why? It will be a true community carnival, with entertainment, a parade, stalls and more
When: Saturday October 18, 9.00am to 8.00pm
Where: Eastwood
Cost: Free
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