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The Hills' biggest FREE community event

Orange Blossom Festival returns this Spring with a variety of Associated Events running from 19th August to 25th September 2017 centred around Zest Fest on Sunday 27th August 2017.

Now held in its new home at Bella Vista Farm from 10am-7pm, this special family-friendly community event offers a jam packed program of live entertainment, special events and interactive activities for all ages.

One of Sydney Hills' most popular events, this year's program includes all your Zest Fest favourites plus some exciting NEW editions!

Unmissable highlights include:

  • A special guest performance by four time ARIA award winner Lee Kernaghan.

  • Special appearances by Dirt Girl, Peppa Pig and Fireman Sam.

  • O-Zone Youth Zone featuring DJs, air tattoo, break dancing, rock climbing wall, photo booth, roving entertainment, rides, giveaways and more!

  • Green Thumb Zone where you can discover tips and tricks for creating a thriving garden, learn the importance of conservation from passionate bushcare volunteers, join the community seeding workshop and leave with your very own seedling.

    Plus there's Zest Quest - a continuation of Crestwood Idol, the Obstacool course, Kids Passport Challenge and the Finale Show!

    Back by popular demand is:

  • Pippa's Playland with its fabulous array of interactive experiences and non-stop fun including face painting, an animal farm, Mad Hatter's workshops, Big Yellow Bus, Reverse Garbage, Healthy Harold, pop-up library, Circus Skills Workshop and kids rides.

  • Active Zest with more sporting groups, local clubs and challenges than ever before, featuring GWS, Wanderers, Cricket NSW and Netball NSW, to name a few.

  • Local Blooms Stage showcasing performances by local groups plus special guest performances from Dirt Girl and Australian music icon, Lee Kernaghan.

  • Community Grove, where you can discover all the fantastic services and facilities that Hills residents have access to. Come and learn about your community and maybe even join a group! There is also an informative Emergency Services Display.

  • A mouthwatering selection of Food Trucks which are sure to satisfy every craving with over 15 delicious pop-ups to try!

    It's all happening on Sunday 27th August 2017, from 10am-7pm. Entry is FREE and all are welcome to come along and join in the festivities!

    Don't miss this year's Zest Fest - it's a fantastic opportunity to share in the vibrant community spirit and enjoy a fun-filled day with the whole family.

    For all the latest on what's on, please visit

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    When: Sunday 27 August, 10am-7pm
    Where: Bella Vista Farm Park, Cnr Elizabeth MacArthur Dr and Norwest Blvd, Bella Vista 2153
    Cost: Free
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