Orange Blossom Festival associated events will delight locals

The Orange Blossom Festival is fast approaching, promising Hills residents a weekend full of family fun, showcasing the incredible services and talent on offer in The Hills.

As well as the Main event on September 17 & 18, 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.

The Seniors Dance

A social outing for seniors with old-style dancing, complete with music from the era and dance boards (1930s & 1940s inspired). The Seniors Dance is a wonderful opportunity to dance the afternoon away and have fun with peers. Lunch and afternoon tea provided.

Monday 12 September 11am-4pm

Harvey Lowe Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground

$5.00 per person – To book please call   John or Buket at 365 care on 02 8294 4126

www.365care.com.au

Kenthurst Fair 

The Kenthurst Fair is a family fun day run by The Rotary Club of Kenthurst featuring a street parade, bands, clowns, food stalls, carnival rides and stage acts.

Sunday 11 September 10am-3pm

John Benyon Rotary Park

Orange Blossom Festival BMX Shootout 

See the best BMX racers from across NSW at the 34th Annual Orange Blossom Race Event.

Saturday 10 September 3pm-7pm

Fred Caterson Reserve

https://www.bmxnsw.com.au/castlehill/

The Hills School Expo

The Independent Schools Expo provides an opportunity for parents to meet face to face with staff and students from many of Australia’s leading private schools to explore a wide range of independent education options.

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 September 10am-4pm

Federation Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground

https://www.schoolexpo.com.au/

From the Mountain to the Sea- Bonsai Exhibition

‘From the Mountain to the Sea’ is a public display of Bonsai run by the Bonsai Society of Australia including a Bonsai Clinic where the public can bring their own trees for help and advice and includes a ‘Build a Bonsai’ workshop for kids.

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 September 10am-5pm

Don Moore Community Centre

https://bonsai.asn.au/from-the-mountains-to-the-sea/

Orange Blossom Festival Annual Art Awards 

The OBF Annual Art Awards, run by the Castle Hill Art Society, includes an exhibition and sale of approximately 300 paintings and sculptures from local adults and children.

Friday 9 – Sunday 11 September 9am-4pm

Harvey Lowe Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground

https://www.castlehillartsociety.org.au/exhibitions.html

Rotary Cross Country Challenge

The Rotary Cross Country Challenge is a running event comprising of a 10.5km, 7km and family 2.2km run around the historic Bella Vista Farm Park. Run by the Rotary Club of Castle Hill, the Cross Country Challenge aims to raise funds to reduce domestic violence in The Hills.

Sunday 11 September 8:30am-12:30pm

Bella Vista Farm Park

www.crosscountrychallenge.com.au

The Hills Garden Competition

The Hills Garden Competition recognises the excellent gardens in The Hills district and fosters a sense of pride in the community. Entries for this year’s competition close on 9 September with judging starting on 12 September, 2016. The Open Garden Weekend on Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 September allows locals to view some of the Hills Garden Competition finalists.

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 September

www.hillsrotary.org.au

 Orange Blossom League

A four week baseball competition to celebrate the start of Spring and engage with The Hills community.

3-24 September Wednesdays and Saturdays

www.Kellyvillebaseball.com.au

The Powerhouse Discovery Centre Open Weekend

This weekend celebrates the opening of the Museums Discovery Centre with free activities for the whole family. Get up close with Australian wildlife and meet Winny, the Australian Museum’s dinosaur; see vintage cars and Meccanno displays; get hands on with kids science workshops, weaving and retro games; and tag along for talks and tours with the expert teams from the three museums. Plus visitors can catch a ride on the Centre’s vintage bus, which will be providing a shuttle service between the Discovery Centre and the Orange Blossom Festival.

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 September

172 Showground Rd, Castle Hill

www.maas.museum/event/museums-discovery-centre-opening-weekend/

Information on all OBF associated events can be found at www.orangeblossomfestival.com.au