The Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Committee would like to warmly welcome everyone attending our 2023 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 64th Henry Lawson Festival and it’s been 66 years since the first Festival making it one of the longest running Arts Festivals in NSW. In 2023 we are looking forward to building on the strong history and success of past Festivals. We hope to reintroduce the Parade and all the Competitions and Expressions of Interest will be Online. 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 ‘Faces in the Street’ which is a reminder to us all of how lucky we are. There are so many over the last few years that have lost so much from fires and the recent flooding. It puts a different twist on Henry’s poem.

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