Dural Scout Group recently took part in the Kenthurst Fair parade as part of the Orange Blossom Festival celebrations. From the 1800’s, the Hills Shire was known as a major citrus producing region.

The high suitability of the area for growing citrus and stone fruit established the Hills District as the first commercial provider of Oranges. In 1969 a group of locals decided to create an event which would bring the community together and allow them to celebrate life in the Hills. The festival planners chose the name Orange Blossom Festival for the event, as a celebration of the first blossoms of the orange tree.

Since its inception the festival has taken many forms, such as a community fair, street parade, race day, princess competition and fun run. It continues to evolve each year, reflecting the everchanging and diverse cultures, age groups and interests within the area. Several local events also evolved, including the Kenthurst Fair, which has been running for over 30 years.

The Kenthurst Fair is a family fun-day run by the Rotary Club of Kenthurst.

Festivities include a street parade, bands, clowns, food stalls, carnival rides and stage acts. Each year 1st Dural Scout Group participates in the parade with many other local community groups before enjoying the fun of the Fair.

Acknowledgement: Hills Shire Council for OBF history details. 1st Dural Group currently has vacancies for Girls and Boys from 6 to 25 yo. More information can be obtained from 1stduralenquiries@gmail.com