The Hills Shire Council’s Orange Blossom Festival – Lights, Beats and Eats returns this September with a brand new look, feel and location! The community favourite will ignite Castle Hill Showground in colour, light and sound from 4pm to 9pm on Saturday 14 September. There’s an exciting line-up of entertainment and activities to keep you entertained, including top live music acts like Aussie rock legend Jon Stevens, dance and acrobatic group Dauntless Movement Crew, The X-Factor Australia Season One winner Reece Mastin and Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band from ABC Kids. Enjoy awesome dazzling light installations, delicious gourmet street food, roving entertainment, face painting and so much more! 

Highlights include:

Entertainment: Acts on the night include children’s entertainment group Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band from ABC Kids, dance and acrobatic group Dauntless Movement Crew, The X-Factor Australia Season Three winner Reece Mastin and Aussie rock legend Jon Stevens.

Food: Some of the best food trucks in the state will descend on the Showground, including Gelato Messina, Pimp My Chimney, Chur Burger, Smokin’ Grill Barbeque and Tsuru.

Light installations: See and snap photos with beaming light installations, including trumpet flowers and giant inflatable mushrooms. Plus, there will be glow-in-the dark face painting and light-up fairy floss.

Roving entertainment: To add to all the entertainment, LED dancers, hula hoop performers and fire twirlers will be wandering through the Showground on the night.

Skating rink: Enjoy a skating session around the OBF roller rink.

Fireworks: The evening event will end with a spectacular fireworks display.


  • 4pm – 4.50pm: Local Artists
  • 5pm – 5.45pm: Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band from ABC Kids
  • 5.50pm – 6.15pm: Dauntless Movement Crew – Dance Stunt Show & Acrobatics
  • 6.30pm – 7.30pm: Reece Mastin
  • 8pm – 9pm: Jon Stevens
  • 9pm: Fireworks

*Times are subject to change