Henry Lawson Festival of the Arts
The Henry Lawson Festival of Arts is held on the June long weekend and celebrates Grenfell’s famous son, Henry Lawson, who was born on the Grenfell goldfield in 1867. 2017 is the sixtieth year the festival has been held.
The festival is an affordable family weekend of entertainment with something for everyone. The festival has an arts focus with national competitions and exhibitions in verse, short story, photography, art, and porcelain.
A range of other activities are also on show including street procession, market stalls, street entertainment, drama performances, car show, stationary engines, antique machinery, live music, dance, busking, concerts, children’s rides, wood chop, poetry performances and recitations, and a fun run are held in conjunction with the art competitions. This years official guest is Vanessa Grimm. Why not come along and say hello to Vanessa.