The Henry Lawson Festival

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Henry Lawson bust at the 2011 Festival
A covered wagon, part of the 2011 Festival parade

The Henry Lawson Festival is an arts festival held annually on the June long weekend in Grenfell, New South Wales, a town in the central west New South Wales, Australia—the birthplace of Henry Lawson.

First held in 1958 and continuing since then,[1] the festival is now one of Australia's longest running. The festival features an array of exhibitions including art, photography, porcelain, poetry, verse and short story. A street carnival and procession is held on the Saturday with music, busking, street markets, children's rides and entertainment. A car show is held in the lower end of the main street on the Sunday.


  1. ^ Jaques, Maryanne (1 June 2012). "Poetic Grenfell: Henry Lawson Festival". Western Advocate. Fairfax Regional Media. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 

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Media related to 2011 Henry Lawson Festival parade, Grenfell at Wikimedia Commons