The Henry Lawson
Festival of Arts

To commemorate his contribution to the arts, the Festival promotes and recognises aspiring Australians in their artistic endeavours in Grenfell, NSW.

About the Festival

The Henry Lawson
Festival of Arts

To commemorate his contribution to the arts, the Festival promotes and recognises aspiring Australian’s in their artistic endeavours in Grenfell, NSW.

About the Festival

Festival Program

During the festival, there are numerous events and activities that take place in and around Grenfell.

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Festival Competitions

Enter in the Festival’s events, competitions, attractions, and activities.

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Festival Concert

More updates soon on concert times, our performers, and where to buy tickets.

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About the Festival of Arts

To commemorate Henry Lawson’s Birth and his contribution to the arts, Grenfell hosts the annual Henry Lawson Festival on the June long weekend. The festival promotes and recognises aspiring Australians’ in their artistic endeavours.

Entries are received nationally for verse, short story, painting and photography, and performers travel vast distance to participate in the festival year after year.

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Grenfell, NSW

Grenfell is situated in the Weddin Shire in central New South Wales. Less than half a days drive from Sydney and approximately two hours drive from Canberra, Dubbo, Bathurst and Wagga.

Grenfell is the birthplace of Henry Lawson and steeped in history with much of its old world character maintained.

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Presidents Welcome

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.

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We acknowledge and respect the traditional custodians of the Lands of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. We pay our respects to all Elders past, present and future. We ask all those that walk, work and live on Aboriginal Lands be respectful of culture and traditions.