National Cherry Festival

Unfortunately the National Cherry Festival has been cancelled for 2021, due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19.

Our Cherry King/Queens will still continue on their quest, and the cherries

will still be growing on the trees!

For updates on the cherry harvest and the Cherry King/Queen Competition, stay tuned to the

National Cherry Festival Facebook page

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National Cherry Festival 


 Friday 3rd December to Sunday 5th December 2021 

Young, NSW – The Cherry Capital of Australia 

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For the very latest news and updates regarding this year’s festival – follow the National Cherry Festival on Facebook

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. Connect with us using the hashtag #HilltopsRegion or follow us on Facebook for Festival news & updates.  

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