Orange Blossom Festival 2013
The Orange Blossom Festival - 6 - 8 September 2013
Planning for the 2013 Orange Blossom Festival is well underway.
Please return to this site soon to see the full program of events and activities planned for this year's festival.
Music Festival, Fairs, Fetes, Pop Up Parks, Gala Concerts, Art and Bonsai Displays, Fun Run, School Expo are just some of this year's planned events.
For any information about Orange Blossom Festival 2013, contact
Council's Civic Events Team on +61 2 9843 0532 or email: email@example.com
2013 Orange Blossom Festival Yarn Bombing
Competition and Exhibition
(Part of our POP UP Park event on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 September on Old Northern Road, Castle Hill)
You can enter online - click here to go to the OBF Yarn Bombing Customer E-request form.
Click here for some great yarn bombing ideas on Google Images
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Fesetival 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 0532 or email: email@example.com
The Hills Shire Council would like to thank the 2012 Orange Blossom Festival Sponsors.