Orange Blossom Festival 2014

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In the event of extreme weather this event may be cancelled.  Please check back to this webpage for event and weather status updates.

  Orange Blossom Festival 2014 program (678.13kB)


2014 Orange Blossom Festival Pop Up Park – Come into our Garden…there will be flowers, secret gateways and you may even see a white rabbit or two.

This year The Hills Shire Council will once again turn Old Northern Road, Castle Hill into a Pop Up Park-Garden for the Orange Blossom Festival.



Saturday 13 September  - Enchanted Garden

9am onwards - Rock Climbing Wall, Face Painting, Balloon Artist, Pop Up Library, Yard Games, Acoustic Entertainment and roving entertainment

                           Come and relax on the grass, grab a coffee, try your hand at giant Checkers & Jenga. How do you look in the mirrors?


Saturday also brings you the first heat of The Silver Saddle Competition in preparation for the Sydney Country Music Festival in early November. 

Make sure that you come and check out the great local country music talent who are competing for a chance to appear at the country music festival.




Food Trucks and Luminous Entertainment

6pm – 9pm – It’s a feast when the Sydney Food Trucks roll into town - enjoy gourmet food, ‘luminous’ roving and acoustic entertainment.

                  Join:  Cantina Movil, Tsuru, The Veggie Patch, Bite Size Delights, Eat Art Truck, Street Sliders and Urban Pasta for a feast of fantastic foods.

This is a night not to be missed!

Cantina Movil Truck
Eat Art Truck
Tsuru Sydney Food Truck
Urban Pasta
Urban Pasta Truck

                 Special guest artist: Australian Country Music Singer Luke O’Shea will be performing.

                  Something very big (times 3) will be ‘hopping’ into the festival – with the VIVID art installation “Intrude”


Sunday 14 September  

Market Time

10am – 3pm – Enjoy browsing through The Designer Markets, (Sunday only) relax in the park and enjoy the acoustic entertainment..

                   There will be activities for the kids and plenty of great stalls to browse through on your way to get a coffee and then sit relax in the spring sunshine.


 For further details please see the flyer below.

  OBF 2014 Flyer (1.22MB)


Please note: there will be road closures in place from Saturday 13 September from 3am until 7pm Sunday 14 September.

Old Northern Road will be closed to through traffic between Showground Road and Crane Road, Castle Hill. Diversions will be in place.



For details on other events held in September, please visit The Hills Shire Council’s Events Calendar

  or download the OBF 2014 Calendar (9.96MB)


For any  information about Orange Blossom Festival 2014, contact

Council's Civic Events Team on +61 2 9843 0532 or email:


Sponsors 2014

The Hills Shire Council would like to thank the 2014 Orange Blossom Festival Sponsors. 

Baulkham Hills Landscape Supplies
Hills Times Logo
Carlise Swimming New Logo
Events Cinemas Logo
the ettamogah hotel logo


Supporters 2014

The Hills Shire Council would like to thank the 2014 Orange Blossom Festival Supporters.

MG'S Hair
Castle Hill RSL Logo









History of The Orange Blossom Festival

From its beginnings as footpath and garden competition in 1959, to the beginning of an annual festival in 1969 to stimulate the social, cultural and sporting activities within the Shire, the Orange Blossom Festival has today grown to be one of Australia’s largest community owned and run festivals.

The Orange Blossom Festival’s name stems from The Hills Shire’s beginnings as a major citrus growing region from the 1800’s onwards. The Festival greatly promotes the community’s image, culture, and opportunities to the rest of Sydney and Australia as a whole as well as providing a valuable forum for local community fund-raising efforts. This makes the Orange Blossom Festival a fundamental element of our local community development, tourism and economic development strategies.

Bringing together local community based events under the one banner, offering residents and visitors a large variety of events:- including fairs, senior and youth activities, open days, sporting events, art and garden exhibitions, concerts, food fairs, information seminars, fireworks and much more.

The Festival has grown to become a pinnacle part of our Shire. As we are welcoming more and more new residents in the Shire, this Festival is an ideal platform to introduce them to what that is available for them to see and do, as well as share the vibrant community spirit our Shire is famous for.

The Festival is co-ordinated by Council in partnership with local community groups and organisations and is funded through sponsorship from local businesses.

For more information about the Orange Blossom Festival phone +61 2 9843 0532 or email:




The Hills Shire has an incredible volunteering spirit and a large volunteer network. Volunteers from throughout the community play a major role in The Orange Blossom Festival by including their events within the Festival calendar giving residents and visitors a diverse range of events to enjoy and provides community groups with a forum for fundraising. It takes hundreds of volunteers from various groups clubs and organisations all over the Shire.

These groups include service clubs, community organisations, schools, sporting clubs and special interest groups. Many dedicated people are willing to give up many hours of their own time to make these events a success.  

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer phone +61 2 9843 0516 or email: