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Ricki-Lee to headline the Granny Smith Festival 2023

The celebration in Eastwood

If you’re an apple lover, or just looking for a good time, you’ll want to head to the Granny Smith Festival in Eastwood on Saturday, 21 October 2023. The festival is one of the biggest and best community events in NSW, drawing over 90,000 people every year . It celebrates the life and legacy of Maria Ann Smith, who accidentally grew the first batch of green apples that bear her name in 1868.

The festival has something for everyone, from rides, markets, food trucks, shows, youth zone, kids activities, and more. The festival will start at 9am with a grand street parade featuring local schools, clubs, businesses, and community groups. The parade will start from Rowe Street and make its way down Lakeside Road and Rowe Street.

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There will be four stages of live entertainment throughout the day, showcasing a variety of music genres and cultural performances. The main stage at the Oval will host the finale concert from 5pm, featuring Ricki-Lee and a fireworks spectacular at 8.30pm. The K-Town Madang Stage at Rowe Street East will showcase Korean culture and music. The Youth Zone at Glen Street will be a place for young people to hang out and enjoy DJs, bands, games, and workshops. The Kids Stage at Progress Avenue will offer fun and interactive shows for children.

The festival will also have a Batlow Cider Bar at the Oval, where you can sit down and enjoy a cold one while watching the stage entertainment. You can also learn more about Granny Smith and her apples at the Granny Smith Museum at Eastwood Library. There will also be plenty of apple-themed crafts and activities for kids to do at home.

Getting to the festival is easy by public transport. You can catch the Northern Line train and get off at Eastwood Station, or take one of the many buses that pass by the festival site. There will be road closures and traffic changes around Eastwood during the festival, so plan ahead and check the festival website for more information.

The Granny Smith Festival is a great way to celebrate the local community and enjoy a day of fun and entertainment.


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