The Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Committee would like to warmly welcome everyone attending our 2022 Festival over the June long weekend. On behalf of the Committee, I would like to encourage all visitors to attend as many Festival events as possible and experience the best that Grenfell has to offer.

This is the 63rd Henry Lawson Festival and it’s been 65 years since the first Festival making it one of the longest running Arts Festivals in NSW. In 2022 we are looking forward to building on the strong history and success of past Festivals and implementing a few new ways of doing things. We have a new Website, we have moved all the Competitions and Expressions of Interest Online and have redefined the parade as a Static Parade. This years’ program is full of new elements and traditional favourites. The program will showcase Grenfell, celebrate Henry Lawson and provide a variety of arts focused entertainment for all who attend. This year’s theme is ‘100 not Out – The Legend Lives On’ which celebrates and acknowledges that it has been 100 years since Henry passed away.

It is hoped that this years’ Henry Lawson Festival will remind everyone what an amazing community we have and revitalise our economy by bringing many additional visitors. The Committee believe that this years’ Henry Lawson Festival will continue the high standard of previous years’ and that the Festival will continue to be a source of pride for the people of the Weddin Shire.

Belinda Power
The Grenfell Henry Lawson
Festival of Arts