National Cherry Festival

Long Lazy Lunch - Saturday 18th September 2021

Savour a long lunch in the breathtaking orchard landscape, covered in pink and white blossoms.

Long trestle tables, exceptional Hilltops food and wines, and the rustic charm of one of the region’s most picturesque orchards combine for a promising experience during the spring time blossoms.

Contact the Young Visitor Information Centre on 1800 628 233 or email for further information



National Cherry Festival 


 Friday 3rd December to Sunday 5th December 2021 

Young, NSW – The Cherry Capital of Australia 

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Young celebrates the National Cherry Festival on the first weekend of December, traditionally at the height of the cherry picking season. This iconic regional produce event showcases the famous Cherry which has been part of the landscape around Young for over 150 years.

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 three day celebration will include quirky and colourful festivities including the National Cherry Festival Street Parade, Christmas Street Market, cherry pie eating championships, cherry pip spitting competition, live music, drum and pipes bands, Young and Region Farmers Market, fringe events, and much more.

Find the program and detailed event listing here.

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