Welcome to the Henry Lawson Festival - Grenfell, NSW

The Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Committee has resolved that the 2020 Festival go into recess pending an evaluation in July.

The Committee’s decision was not taken lightly and was due to various factors such as the inability to elect a full executive and fill all the coordinator positions, the drought’s effect on the Committee’s fundraising capacity and the proposed Main Street redevelopment. Other rural towns are currently experiencing similar issues.

The Committee also resolved to recommend to Council that an alternative community event be held on the 2020 June long weekend at the Grenfell Railway Station and that a grant proposal to the Drought Communities Program Extension be submitted to assist in funding the event.

A strategic review of the Festival will be undertaken in July 2020 to determine the future direction of the Festival.


We want YOU to #BringHenryToGrenfell

Calling all Henrys!

We want more Henrys in Grenfell than ever before. If you have Henry in your name, we'd love to see you here for the festival. If you know a Henry why not bring them along?

Group photo at the Henry statue in Main Street at 11.30am on the Saturday of the Festival.

Let us know if you plan to #BringHenryToGrenfell

Festival News

  • Wrap up of the 2019 Festival Winners

    The 62nd Henry Lawson Festival has drawn to a close. We would like to thank everyone who attended or were involved in this years succssful event.

    To find out the winners of the various competitions … more