Granny Smith Festival

Granny Smith Festival 2022 branding

We are excited to officially announce the return of the Granny Smith Festival on Saturday 15 October 2022. Get ready for the old and the new…. You won’t want to miss 2022. To be notified about City of Ryde’s upcoming events and news, subscribe to the Festival and Event e-news.

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.

A History of Maria Ann Smith and the Granny Smith Apple Video

Contact us

For general enquiries regarding the Granny Smith Festival please contact events@ryde.nsw.gov.au