Friday october 30th - Sunday November 8th

Clock Tower with Queens Crown at night

Grafton Bridge

2015 Christmas in July
Friday 24th July 2015

Christmas in July

Tickets $30, Tickets available from: Jacaranda Office Thursdays 12pm - 2pm and Harveys Jewellers

2015 Jacaranda Festival - Matron of Honour Nominations are Open

Nominations are now open for Matron of Honour for the 2015 Grafton Jacaranda Festival. You can nominate yourself or someone else you feel is worthy of the position by collecting a nomination form from the Grafton Jacaranda Festival office  (Wednesday or Thursday 8am - 4pm), or email Nominations close Wednesday 27th May 2015.


Best Dressed Window Display


Section 1 – Hospitality (Mayors Trophy)

1st Place - Plantation Organic Bakery


Section 2 – Retail (Grafton Shoppingworld Trophy)

1st Place - Vinnies Centre

2nd Place – Grafton Handicraft Minimart

3rd Place – Go Girlz

Highly Commended – Beaches Grafton Shoppingworld


Section 3 – Offices (Daily Examiner Trophy)

1st Place – Summerland Credit Union


Section 4 – Community & Care (Scott Allen Trophy)

1st Place – St. Francis Aged Care


Overall Best Dressed Window Display (Jacaranda Festival Trophy)

Vinnie’s Centre ($1,000 Daily Examiner Advertising Package)


Gold Cup

Best Staff Performance & Participation in Market Square

1st Place – Crowe Horwath ($1,000 Daily Examiner Advertising Package)


Rose Bowl

Best Dressed Staff in Store

1st Place – Clarence Valley Council ($1,000 Daily Examiner Advertising Package)

2nd Place – The Coffee Club


Silver Cup

Best Staff Participation for 10 or less employees

1st Place – The Coffee Club ($1,000 Daily Examiner Advertising Package)

Equal 2nd Place – Grafton Shoppingworld Centre Management

                              – Telstra Business Centre


Silver Bowl

Nursing Home Display

1st Place – St. Francis Aged Care

Float winners:

Overall winner – Ashley Albert Performing Arts

Cat A: Decorates Floral Float – Us Mob

Cat B: Most comical or novel float – Bunnings Warehouse

Cat C: Float by charitable organisation – First 24 Army Cadets &  

           Camp Quality

Cat D: Float by Sporting Body – South Ex-Services Motorcycle


Cat E: Commercial Entry – Ashley Albert Performing Arts

Cat F: Preschool, Kindergarten, Childcare centres etc – St

           Joseph’s & Blinky’s Children’s Centre.

Cat G: Decorated bicycle – Clarence Valley BMX Club

Cat H: Best Presented Band – GDSC Pipe Band

Cat I: Special section for vintage, veteran, & classic motor

          vehicles – Squatters Rest


Major raffle winners:

$3000 Flight Centre voucher – John Dal Ben

$1000 Harvey Jewellers Voucher – Mitch Reynolds

$300 Grafton Shopping World Voucher – Jenny Maxwell

Welcome to Grafton's Jacaranda Festival
The world-renowned Jacaranda Festival is held annually in Grafton, Northern Rivers New South Wales, from the last weekend in October to the first weekend in November.

Inaugurated in 1934, this was the first of Australia's folk festivals and celebrates the magnificent spectacle of the hundreds of lilac-blossomed trees that grow in Grafton's broad tree lined avenues.

Candidacy Rules & Requirements

Jaca Queen Candidates Rules 2015.docx 81.6KB 30 Jul 2015 4:40 AM
Jacaranda Queen Candidate - Nomination Form 2015.docx 171.9KB 30 Jul 2015 4:40 AM