100 not out! The legacy lives on…

Now in its 63rd year, the 2022 festival will mark the centenary of Henry Lawson’s death. Lawson was born on the Grenfell Goldfields in 1867 and the festival was established to commemorate his extensive contribution to the arts during his time.

The festival is renowned for introducing Lawson’s work to generations of fans and aims to promote aspiring artistic endeavours whilst showcasing the Grenfell region’s heritage and tourist attractions with entertainment for everyone including vibrant street parties, market stalls and performers.

Guinea pig races, a woodchop, car show, fashion parades, busking, coach rides, and poetry reading are among the many other items on the festival agenda.

Take a selfie with Henry Lawson in the Main Street or the famous Grenfell Silo Art which will provide a dramatic backdrop to the festival. Tour the amazing Iandra Castle or the Rustic Maze. Visit the local specialty shops, pubs, clubs and cafes. Enjoy the abundance of country hospitality on offer!

The Henry Lawson Festival committee would like to thank Weddin Shire Council and their staff for their ongoing support and our major sponsor Westlime.

ALL FESTIVAL
Chrysler Car Museum – Lower Main Street
Art Exhibitions – Community Hub
Photography Exhibition – The Collective
Wednesday 8th June
Poetry by the Fireside – Rose Street Little Theatre: 7pm
Thursday 9th June
Official Opening of Art Exhibition – Community Hub: 7pm
Friday 10th June
The Cri Hotel – Will “Wildstraw” Music: 8pm – late
Art Exhibition – Community Hub: 10am – 4pm
Photography Exhibition – The Collective: 10am – 4pm
Saturday 11th June
Market Stalls: 9am – 4pm
Official Festival Opening: WestLime Performance Space – Main Street 9:45am
Static Parade and Street Performance: 10am – 4pm
Art Exhibition – Community Hub: 10am – 4pm
Photography Exhibition – The Collective: 10am – 4pm
Wallangreen Sculpture Garden – Fitches Lane, Grenfell: 10am – 3pm
Cobb & Co Rides: 10am – 4pm
Lousia’s Locker Fashion Parade – in Store: 12:30pm – 1pm
Patina Gallery – 166 Gooloogong Road: 2pm – 4pm ($5 Entry entry Devonshire Tea)
AGRIBIN/Lachlan Fertiliser Wood Chop – Lower Main Street: 2pm – 4pm
The Criterion Hotel – Jack Morrow – 5pm – 8pm
Grenfell Bowling Club – Julie Gilmore and Tony Haley: 7:30pm
The Criterion Hotel – DJ Apparition – 8pm – Late
Sunday 12th June
Mawhood’s IGA Guinea Pig Races – Main Street: 9am – 11am
Market Stalls: 9am – 3pm
Poetry by the Obelisk: 9:30am – 11am
Art Exhibition – Community Hub: 10am – 4pm
Photography Exhibition – The Collective: 10am – 4pm
Iandra Castle Open Day – Iandra Road, Greenethrope: 10am – 2pm BOOKED OUT
Grenfell Car Show Short Street: 10am – 4pm
Patina Gallery – 166 Gooloogong Road: 2pm – 4pm ($5 Entry entry Devonshire Tea)
Historic Bus Tour: 11:30m – 12:30pm
Wallangreen Sculpture Garden – Fitches Lane, Grenfell: 12pm – 4pm
LEGENDS CONCERT: The Wolfe Brothers and James Morrison Grenfell Showground: 12pm – 5pm 
Royal Hotel Pool Competition: 2pm
Poetry in Motion: 2pm – 4pm
The Criterion Hotel – Gracey Denham-Jones: 5pm – 9pm
Monday 13th June
James Morrison Music Workshop Grenfell Showground Pavilion: 9am – 11am 
Art Exhibition – Community Hub: 10am – 1pm
Photography Exhibition – The Collective: 10am – 2pm
Wallangreen Sculpture Garden – Fitches Lane, Grenfell: 10am – 4pm
Grenfell Community Arts Open Day hosted by the Dramatic Society, Grenfell Artist and Studio on Rose: 11am – 3pm