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National Cherry Festival

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Date(s) - 02/12/2016 - 04/12/2016
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm



67th National Cherry Festival

2nd, 3rd & 4th December 2016

Young, NSW – The Cherry Capital of Australia

Young will celebrate the 67th National Cherry Festival on the first full weekend of December, traditionally at the height of the cherry picking season. This iconic regional produce event showcases the humble Cherry which has been part of the landscape around Young for over 150 years. Key events include Cherry Pie eating contest, Cherry Pip Spit, Cherry Festival Street Parade and Markets.

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Young receives thousands of visitors from Australia and beyond during the festival, providing the opportunity to the community of Young – also known as the Cherry Capital of Australia – to celebrate not only the cherry season and harvest (November-December), but the strong sense of pride that exists within the town.


The 2015 National Cherry Festival program is available to download by clicking on the link below

National Cherry Festival Program 2015 National Cherry Festival Program 2015 (5908 KB)

 The 2016 National Cherry Festival program is not currently available. Below is listed some of the expected highlights of the Festival.

Highlights over the three days include:

Friday 2nd December

  • Cherry & Charity Queen / King Crowning
  • Fireworks
  • Live Music
  • Sideshow Alley Amusements & Rides

Saturday 3rd December

  • Cherry Festival Farmers Markets
  • Anderson Park and Town Hall Market Stalls
  • National Cherry Festival Street Parade
  • National Cherry Festival Car Show in Association with Autopro
  • Wilder’s Cherry Pie Eating Competition
  • Celtic Tattoo Parade
  • Boorowa Street Buskers and Christmas Shopping
  • Orchard “Pick your Own” cherries excursion
  • Sideshow Alley Amusements & Rides
  • Bush Poets

Sunday 4th December

  • Donges Super IGA Big Breakfast
  • Bush & Junior Poets – Anderson Park
  • Handmade and Home Grown Markets
  • Cherry Pip Spit Competition
  • Hawkesbury Working Kelpies Demonstrations