Celebrate Granny Smith Festival this October

Everyone is invited to join in the fun and celebrate one of Sydney’s most popular community events –
the Granny Smith Festival.

This year’s Granny Smith Festival will be celebrated a little differently this year, with the traditional
one -day festival rep laced with a large number of events that will take place throughout October.

Like every Granny Smith Festival, there will be something for everyone this year with most of the
events taking place online.

The attractions at this year’s festival include.

Drive -in Cinema: Macquarie University will host a drive -in cinema over two nights across the
October Long Weekend (3 – 4 October). Online bookings essential
Emma Wiggle Live Online: Emma Wiggle will be doing a live online show on the Granny
Smith Festiva l Facebook page on Saturday 17 October. Emma will also be running a
competition to win a meet and greet via a video link prior to the show
Big Apple Talent Quest: Solo and group acts can go in the running to win more than $2,000
in prizemoney by submitting an online video
Orchestra in the Park: The Ryde Hunters Hill Symphony Orchestra will stream a special live
performance from the grounds of Brush Farm House on S aturday 24 October
Granny’s Marketplace: During the month of October we will be showcasing previous
stallholders from the last three years online
Virtual Scavenger Hunt sponsored by Macquarie Community College: There will be two
separate week -long competitions throughout October with $2,500 available in prizes to be won
Granny’s Virtual Kitchen: During the October school holidays kids will be able to take part in
a live Zoom cooking class where they will learn new recipes that include cooking with the
Granny Smith Apple. Bookings essential
Plaza Art in Four Parts: Four weeks, four artists, four perspectives. From 8 October, a new
artist will showcase Eastwood Plaza with a fresh perspective each week. They will also
undertake a ‘work in progress ‘ allowing the community to watch as each new piece comes to
Country Women’s Association (CWA) cooking video: Ever wanted to make the perfect
apple crumble? Then look out for the online video in which the CWA’s Margery East will show
you how in simple, easy steps
Animation video on the history of Maria Ann Smith: Aimed at local primary school children.

this animation video will provide details on the life and legacy Maria Ann ‘Granny’ Smith in a
fun and engaging way.

City of Ryde Mayor, Clr Jerome Laxale, sai d this year’s Granny Smith Festival will be a little different
to previous years, the events planned will ensure it will still be as fun as ever.

“While many annual events have been cancelled this year, the City of Ryde felt it was vitally imp ortant
to still stage a Granny Smith Festival that featured lots of fun entertainment while ensuring the safety
of everyone in the community,” Clr Laxale said.

“With the events we have planned for this year’s festival, we will get to celebrate the life a nd legacy of
Granny Smith, while also having lots of fun in the process.”

The City of Ryde would like to thank festival sponsor Macquarie University Hospital and Clinics.

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