Orange Blossom Festival is happening on 13 & 14 September!

#OBF2014 is only 5 DAYS AWAY!

It’s that time of the year again when Castle Hill Main Street becomes the venue for an enchanted garden, food trucks and fun activities for the whole family!

Read more about all the activities on Saturday September 13 and Sunday September 14:

OBF 2014 Banner

In the event of extreme weather this event may be cancelled.  Please check back to this webpage for event and weather status updates.


2014 Orange Blossom Festival Pop Up Park – Come into our Garden…there will be flowers, secret gateways and you may even see a white rabbit or two.

This year The Hills Shire Council will once again turn Old Northern Road, Castle Hill into a Pop Up Park-Garden for the Orange Blossom Festival.



Saturday 13 September  – Enchanted Garden

9am onwards – Rock Climbing Wall, Face Painting, Balloon Artist, Pop Up Library, Yard Games, Acoustic Entertainment and roving entertainment

                           Come and relax on the grass, grab a coffee, try your hand at giant Checkers & Jenga. How do you look in the mirrors?

Saturday also brings you the first heat of The Silver Saddle Competition in preparation for the Sydney Country Music Festival in early November.

Make sure that you come and check out the great local country music talent who are competing for a chance to appear at the country music festival.




Food Trucks and Luminous Entertainment

6pm – 9pm – It’s a feast when the Sydney Food Trucks roll into town – enjoy gourmet food, ‘luminous’ roving and acoustic entertainment.

                  Join:  Cantina Movil, Tsuru, The Veggie Patch, Bite Size Delights, Eat Art Truck, Street Sliders and Urban Pasta for a feast of fantastic foods.

This is a night not to be missed!

Cantina Movil Truck Eat Art Truck

Tsuru Sydney Food Truck Urban Pasta

Urban Pasta Truck Luke O'Shea

                 Special guest artist: Australian Country Music Singer Luke O’Shea will be performing.

                  Something very big (times 3) will be ‘hopping’ into the festival – with the VIVID art installation “Intrude”

Sunday 14 September

Market Time

10am – 3pm – Enjoy browsing through The Designer Markets, (Sunday only) relax in the park and enjoy the acoustic entertainment..

                   There will be activities for the kids and plenty of great stalls to browse through on your way to get a coffee and then sit relax in the spring sunshine.


 For further details please see the flyer below.

  OBF 2014 Flyer (1.22MB)

Please note: there will be road closures in place from Saturday 13 September from 3am until 7pm Sunday 14 September.

Old Northern Road will be closed to through traffic between Showground Road and Crane Road, Castle Hill. Diversions will be in place.


For details on other events held in September, please visit The Hills Shire Council’s Events Calendar

  or download the OBF 2014 Calendar (9.96MB)

For any  information about Orange Blossom Festival 2014, contact

Council’s Civic Events Team on +61 2 9843 0532 or email:



Roll up, roll up! The circus is at the Showground (in Castle Hill)

The fun starts today, 25th July!


On air: Lennon Bros Circus has a group of daring aerialists and a flying trapeze troupe. Picture: Anna WarrOn air: Lennon Bros Circus has a group of daring aerialists and a flying trapeze troupe. Picture: Anna Warr

You may read the article here or click on the link below to go to the full site:

Australia’s largest animal circus, Lennon Bros, has set up camp at the Castle Hill Showground.

Shows start Friday, July 25, and will continue until Sunday, August 10.

Included in the stunning new show are the performing dogs and a troupe of performing artists from Chile and Boston.

They will join a crew of Australian artists, as well as lions, monkeys, llamas, camels, miniature donkeys, horses and, of course, clowns.

The Lennon Bros circus family is now in its seventh generation and has 120 years of experience under the Big Top.

The family-owned and operated circus specialises in offering something to suit all ages.

A circus representative said she hoped to see many locals turn out during their Liverpool stay.

“It would be a shame for the children to miss it,” she said.

“The animals and their relationships with the trainers and the incredible things that the human body is capable of are a great learning experience for children of all ages.”

Shows will be held at from Wednesday to Sunday at various times.

Tickets range from $15-$30 for children and $25-$40 for adults.

Tickets are also available from the on-site box office one hour before each show.

Bookings: 0408 536 666 or Lennon Bros Circus.



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