Frolic at the Henry Lawson Festival

Inga Simpson will be the official guest at this year's Henry Lawson Festival. Image supplied

Inga Simpson will be the official guest at this year's Henry Lawson Festival. Image supplied

The 62th Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival is here and the town is ready to party.

The Festival starts on Thursday June 6 with the School Play Day at the Henry Lawson High School and continues on Thursday evening with the Art Exhibition Official Opening at the Grenfell Community Hub.

For the first time the art and photography exhibitions will both be held in the Community Hub, make sure you visit the photography exhibition and see the photos competing for a statuette under the theme of 'Ode to Winter'.

On Friday night the festival concert will be held at the Henry Lawson High School.

The night will feature incredible local talent across a number of disciplines. Get your tickets from Louisa's Locker.

Saturday sees the streets of Grenfell come alive with a whole swag of entertainment.

Busking, Chrysler Car Museum and the Cherry Capital Collectors Club vintage engine display starts at 9am.

This year Poetry on the Boards will be held at the Railway Hotel from 10am hosted by Geoffrey Graham.

Wallangreen Sculpture Garden will be open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, so make sure you head out to see the incredible sculpture display.

This year's official guest is Inga Simpson the award-winning author and former Henry Lawson High School student.

Make sure you catch up with Inga and say hello.

On Saturday evening the Festival Awards reception will be held at the Grenfell Bowling Club.

Tickets are available form Grenfell Shoes.

All awards will be announced and presented, including the statuettes for the art, photography, verse and short story.

The Queen and King competition will be announced after months of fundraising.

Who will win Charity Queen/King and who will take home the Festival Queen/King title?

On Sunday the festival will host 'While the Billy Boils' poetry with John Hetherington at the Henry Lawson birthplace.

There will still be the old favourites of camp fire with damper and billy tea.

The festival also features a Vintage Car Show and motor display in the Main Street.

A guided heritage bus tour, patchwork and quilting exhibition with soup kitchen are all open.

Alternately you could take a leisurely drive out to Iandra Castle at Greenethorpe where you can take in the castle's elegance first hand.

Don't miss the guineapig racing at the Country Club from 11am.

On Monday you can browse Patina Gallery or the Grenfell Historical Society Museum.

This is just a taste of what you will be in store for when you stay in Grenfell this June long weekend.

Alan Griffiths, festival president comments, "The 2019 Henry Lawson Festival is a great showcase of regional tourism!"

Please contact the Grenfell Visitor Information Centre on 6343 2059 for further information or visit the website for the full program.