City of Ryde invite you to come together and celebrate the history and culture of our area!
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 is supported by local businesses, sporting and service organisations, churches, schools and the wider community. The festival attracts around 80,000 visitors to Eastwood. People and businesses of the City of Ryde are invited to join on October 21 from 9 am to 8 pm at Eastwood Plaza.