Orange Blossom Festival 2016

Saturday, 17 September 2016 | 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM

Saturday 17 September | 10:00am-8:00pm

Sunday 18 September | 10:00am-5:00pm

Everyone's favourite community event returns to the Castle Hill Showground this September.

Now in its 56th year, the iconic Orange Blossom Festival (OBF) promises to be bigger and zestier than ever before. The festival that brings The Hills community together with be jam packed with great entertainment for everyone to enjoy including rides, kids zone, markets, live entertainment, delicious food, community stalls, fireworks, parade and so much more! And the best news is entry is FREE!

Plus: Children’s entertainer, TV personality, musician and actor Jay Laga'aia best known for his roles on Jay’s Jungle, Playschool, Home and Away and Star Wars, is confirmed to host the event festivities from the community stage on Saturday from 10am to 8pm

OBF highlights include: 

-OBF Parade Saturday 2pm

-Shop. Cook. Save. Cooking Demonstration  Sunday various times. More information

-Finals of the Zest Quest talent quest Saturday 6-8pm. More information

-Local for Locals Awards 4-6pm Saturday. More information

-Pop Up Skate Park by Totem Skateboarding

-Smooth FM photo booth

-Tours of Pavilion Theatre Saturday & Sunday

-Special preview performance of comedy play; Boeing by Castle Hill Players Saturday & Sunday. More information 

-Budokan Judo Open Training Session Saturday 3-5pm

-Swap Shop Sunday. More information

-The Designer Markets Saturday 10am-8pm & Sunday 10am-5pm

-Orange Blossom Classic Car & Bike Display Sunday

-Emergency Services Car Crash Rescue, Sunday

-Fireworks Saturday 8pm

-Tracy Yap Realty

-Credit Union Australia

-Young Living Essential Oils

Pippa’s Playland

The kids will love Pippa’s Playland with its fabulous array of interactive experiences and non-stop fun. Pippa’s Playland is bursting with exciting activities for the littlies to enjoy.

For the full list of Pippa’s Playland activities click here

Local Blooms Stage

The Local Blooms stage will feature performances from local dancers, singers, actors, musicians and other talented performers. Be dazzled and delighted by local acts as well as appearances from some very special guests.

For the full list of Local Blooms performers click here

Community Grove

Come and see all your community has to offer at the Community Grove. Community Grove highlights all the fantastic services and facilities that Hills residents have access to. Learn about your community and maybe even join a group.

For the full list of Community Grove stalls and activities click here

Eat Street

Foodies will love the delicious street-style bites available on OBF Eat Street. This avenue of mouth-watering treats is sure to delight festival goers with its exciting range of delectable cuisines and sweet treats.

For the full list of food and beverage vendors click here

Active Zest

Sporty guys and girls can get active at Active Zest featuring blood-pumping activities from local sporting teams and groups. Meet your sporting heroes, challenge your mates and work up a sweat in Active Zest.

For the full list of Active Zest activities click here

Associated Events

The Orange Blossom Festival is proud to support some great associated events which will take place in the days leading up to, as well as across the festival weekend.

These events include; The Seniors Dance, Kenthurst Country Fair, Orange Blossom Festival BMX Shootout, The Hills School Expo, From the Mountain to the Sea- Bonsai Exhibition, Orange Blossom Festival Annual Art Awards, Rotary Cross Country Challenge, Swap Shop and The Hills Garden Competition. 

View more information on the Associated Events.

OBF Schools Competition

The OBF Schools Competition offers children from Pre-School through to Year 6 the chance to win great prizes and have their artwork displayed at the 2016 Orange Blossom Festival.

More information on the OBF Schools Competition.

Thank you to our Orange Blossom Festival sponsors

Event Partners

Young Living Essential Oils


Event Supporters

 Virgin Active  Carlile Swimming Norwest   
Tracey Yap Realty   Cranbrook Residences 
Credit Union Australia    


Media Supporters

Hills Shire Times   Smooth FM 



  • 17 September 2016 | 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM
  • 18 September 2016 | 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM


Castle Hill Showground, Showground Road, Castle Hill 2154  View Map

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