2023 Orange Blossom Festival!


Residents, visitors and foodies alike are invited to enjoy a taste of spring at The Hills Shire’s biggest community event – the Orange Blossom Festival.

Orange Blossom Festival Main Events:
OBF Night Markets, Saturday 2 September, Castle Hill Showground
OBF Parade, Saturday 9 September, Rouse Hill Town Centre

Mayor of The Hills Shire Dr Peter Gangemi said “We’re going back to our roots this year with the much-loved OBF Parade.”

“Orange Blossom Festival began in 1959 as a ‘Footpath and Garden Competition’, and then in 1961, it became a parade through the main street of Castle Hill and a fair in Arthur Whitling Park.

The OBF Night Markets will kick off the month-long festival at Castle Hill Showground. In partnership with Aussie NightMarkets, festival goers can expect a mouth-watering lineup of food trucks and fun, family entertainment from Dorothy the Dinosaur & Friends and Dauntless Movement Crew.

A range of Orange Blossom Festival Associated Events organised and delivered by community groups will also run throughout September as part of the month-long festival.

For more information, visit the official Orange Blossom Festival website,