Rhododendron Festival Committee

Rhododendron Festival Committee
During the Annual Rhododendron Festival the Blackheath village comes alive with entertainment and street stalls. The Grand Parade takes place on the first Saturday in November and the Annual Art Show is held at the Blackheath Community Centre with over 300 exhibits including traditional and contemporary works

The Blackheath Rhododendron Festival, or simply the Rhodo Festival as we locals refer to it, is a week-long event that takes place in Blackheath in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney every November. It has taken many forms over the years, usually capped off by a parade and a revue, but also involving other events spaced out during the year. The Blackheath Choir Festival is one such event, occurring over the weekend that includes the 4th Sunday in October. A 10-day Art Show is held annually, closing over the Festival weekend. Its precursor prior to 1969 was the popular eisteddfod that attracted singers from around Australia. Funds raised during the various events are used to support a range of local organisations and projects. .During the festival, there are varied stalls, activities and music for all the family.nnOther activities during November include the Rhodo Dance or Ball, the Rhodo Festival Revue, and the Rhodo Festival Golf Classic. The Campbell Rhododendron gardens are always open for inspection.


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