Fans of Bard in for a treat

Henry Lawson Festival 2022 returns on June long weekend

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It's Henry Lawson's home town that puts on the best ode to the Bard of the Bush.

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FACE IN THE STREET: Henry Lawson lives again in Grenfell next month. Photo: Helen Carpenter Photography

FACE IN THE STREET: Henry Lawson lives again in Grenfell next month. Photo: Helen Carpenter Photography

OF all the festivals to celebrate Bard of the Bush Henry Lawson, none stands taller than the annual event in his home town of Grenfell, now in its 65th year.

The Henry Lawson Festival is a mecca for literature and heritage lovers who flock to the town where the revered poet was born on June 17, 1867.

The Henry Lawson Festival

The Henry Lawson Festival

Returning on June 9-13, the festival guarantees visitors a long weekend filled with music, arts and entertainment as all join together to celebrate Lawson's writings, poetry and love of the bush.

"Not only is the Henry Lawson Festival steeped in amazing Australian history, but it is also great fun," said Central West Tours owner Nicole Moroney.

"And we believe that the most wonderful and convenient way to experience the festival is on tour with us, of course.

"You're provided with an experienced guide, fabulous company of fun, like-minded people, and all the convenience of having everything organised for you."

Inclusions range from transfers to accommodation, tickets to the Sunday afternoon concert featuring James Morrison and The Wolfe Brothers, and some meals as well.

An all-day affair, the festival allows visitors to immerse themselves in the experience from dawn until dusk.

Henry as he was depicted on a paper $10 note.

Henry as he was depicted on a paper $10 note.

Street entertainment, food and market stalls, the wood-chopping competition, a car show and even guinea pig races guarantee there will be something for everyone.

And the big-name concert will have everyone up on their feet or at least uncontrollably toe tapping, singing and smiling.

Phone 0459 155 845 or click here for more information.

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