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Granny Smith Festival

The City of Ryde has made the extremely tough decision to cancel this year’s Granny Smith Festival.

The annual event, which was due to be held on 17 October, will instead be replaced with a series of new events staged throughout October that will celebrate the life and legacy of Granny Smith.

The full details of the revised celebrations will be announced in due course. 

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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 90,000 each year and is supported by local businesses, sporting and service organisations, schools and the wider community.

The most recent Granny Smith Festival was held on 19 October 2019. This year, the 2020 Granny Smith festival will be held throughout October in Eastwood with a month long celebration of smaller events and activities.

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