We hope you have enjoyed all the festivities during the month of October to celebrate The Granny Smith Festival.
Click on the tiles below to see highlights of the festival including photos and live videos in case you missed anything!
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.
Here’s your chance to show off your singing talents on the big stage!
Four weeks, four artists, four perspectives.
Fun apple crafts and activities for the kids
Grab an apron and join in the fun at home with a delicious Granny’s Virtual Kitchen Cooking Workshop.
Gather your team, or work solo and join in the City of Ryde’s (first ever) Virtual Scavenger Hunt!
During the month of October, here on the City of Ryde website, you will be able to find a selection of your favourite Granny Smith stallholders from previous years.
Watch our second annual Orchestra in the Park which was streamed online LIVE from the Historic Brush Farm House
Emma Wiggle joins us LIVE on Facebook on Saturday 17 October at with a very special Granny Smith Festival performance.
Maria Ann ‘Granny’ Smith and her husband Thomas had a farm in Eastwood, near the Field of Mars. It was here, in 1868 that she ‘accidentally’ grew the first Granny Smith apples.
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