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Granny Smith Festival

15 October 2016  |  9 am - 8.30 pm  |  Eastwood

The annual Granny Smith Festival celebrates the life and legacy of one of our district’s most famous citizens, Maria Ann Smith - aka Granny Smith - who, back in 1868, ‘accidentally’ grew the first batch of little green apples that bear her name and are now grown all over the world. 

The Granny Smith Festival began in 1985 and is now regarded as one of Sydney’s largest street festivals, a true community carnival, full of colour and good old fashioned fun. It attracts over 80,000 each year and is supported by local businesses, sporting and service organisations, schools and the wider community.

Applications for parade and performance will be available from mid-June.
Applications for new (Expression of Interest) and returning stall holders will be available late June.

If you wish to be notified by email when applications are open, please register your details at events@ryde.nsw.gov.au.

A key element of the Granny Smith Festival success story is the involvement of sponsors who allow this unique community event to continue to offer memorable experiences for local and visitors. View the Sponsorship Proposal(PDF, 10MB).

Connect with the Granny Smith Festival

Share your love of the Festival with our official event hashtag #WeLoveGSF  - use it on any social network to share your experience on the day, whether it’s Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or Instagram.

The Granny Smith Festival is an Alcohol Free Zone.