Henry Lawson Festival

If you’ve never been to the Henry Lawson Festival, or if you’re looking for something different to do over the 2016 June long weekend in Central West NSW, then this might just be the perfect long weekend to come to Grenfell and experience all that the town and surrounding areas have to offer.

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The Henry Lawson Festival is an annual event held in Grenfell, NSW on the June long weekend. Grenfell is the birthplace of Henry Lawson, one of Australia’s best loved poets and writer of short stories. 2015 was the 58th year of the festival, and it was a fantastic event.

The theme for the 2015 festival was ‘My Kiwi Mates’. Henry Lawson had a strong connection to New Zealand having worked there in the 1890’s. This theme is also acknowledged 2015 in the Centenary of the ANZAC.

The festival kicked off on the Thursday evening with a special event at the Grenfell Art Gallery, and from there, through to the Monday a wide array of exhibitions, events and entertainment were on show for all tastes and ages. Art exhibitions, a colourful street procession, children’s rides, street entertainment including busking and live music, and car show are just a few of the wonderful events that took place over the festival weekend.

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Physical address

Grenfell Visitor Information Centre
88 Main Street,
Grenfell NSW 2810


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