ORANGE F.O.O.D WEEK

8 – 17 APRIL 2016

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2016 F.O.O.D WEEK FESTIVAL

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Orange F.O.O.D WEEK is Australia’s longest running regional food festival

Held during harvest time in one of Australia’s most exciting emerging food and wine destinations – the distinctive cool climate wine and produce growing region of Orange in New South Wales – the Orange F.O.O.D Week festival celebrates the region’s abundance and diversity, as well as the clever and creative people who make it all happen. An acronym for the Food of Orange District, F.O.O.D Week celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2016 and as such is recognised as Australia’s longest-running regional food festival. The festival is also a Destination NSW flagship event. Founded in 1991 by a group of passionate local foodies and vignerons, Orange F.O.O.D Week was created with an ethos of showcasing the region’s excellent fresh produce and award-winning cool climate wine, as well to provide a platform for its clever food producers; providores; innovative chefs, cooks and caterers; and its wine growers. Run by a voluntary committee, the objective of the festival is to promote the diverse and excellent regional produce from the district covering the three local government areas of Orange, Blayney and Cabonne. The festival incorporates a number of signature events designed to appeal to both residents and visitors, as well as over 90 satellite events held by local restaurants, cafes and wineries – resulting in a ten-day feast of the senses that you won’t want to miss, and will keep coming back for again and again.

Festival at a glance

When

Friday 8 April – Sunday 17 April 2016


What

‘The Food Basket of NSW’ comes alive to showcase our finest fresh produce and cool climate wines.


Where

Orange in New South Wales, Australia is just a 3.5 hour drive from Sydney and a 3 hour drive from Canberra. It is well-serviced by rail and bus, and has a local airport for 1 hour direct daily flights from Sydney.


Tickets

Tickets to our Signature Events go on sale Monday 25th January at 10am. Tickets are available to purchase here.

F.O.O.D Week Signature Events

  • F.O.O.D Week Night Market, 8 April. Robertson Park
  • F.O.O.D HQ, Open Daily from 11am. The Agrestic Grocer
  • 100 Mile Dinner, 11 April. Molong Village Green
  • F.O.O.D Train, 15-17 April. Departing from Sydney Central Station
  • FORAGE, 16 April. Buses depart from Orange Civic Theatre
  • Sunday Producers Market, 17 April. Cook Park

Plus over 90 additional satellite events over the 10 day festival!

Orange is NSW’s underrated foodie capital. Cornucopias of cheese, rich roast lamb dinners, creamy Chardonnays — Orange is officially the new black.

From tiny acorns, giant oak trees grow and such has been the case with Orange F.O.O.D Week. It has over two decades of history - it still pushes on - and it’s always fresh, always fresh.

Now home to a prosperous wine region, established local producers, brewers, coffee roasters and a competitive cafe scene, Orange is not a just pit stop anymore, but a true food-lover’s destination.

Orange F.O.O.D Week left me gobsmacked! Here’s a country town where 150 locals knock back a delicious and audacious meal. It was a dinner which I will always remember. And it was only the first of 25. Good on you Orange. You are the premier gastronomic city in NSW.

Compared to winemaking behemoths like the Barossa Valley, Orange is still hovering just below the radar, which makes this the perfect time to get amongst it, before every man and his dog knows about it.

First piece of Orange advice: forget everything you know about Chardonnay. Second? You're going to taste some of Australia's best, best, best wines in one weekend, so bring some Berocca and start fighting over whose designated driver.

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Friends of F.O.O.D love their food.

Our friends receive access to tickets to sell-out signature events such as FORAGE, F.O.O.D Train and the 100 Mile Dinner before general release to the public. You also receive a monthly e-newsletter providing you with updates on local events in the Orange region.

15,000

VISITORS

10,000

MEALS SERVED

6,000

BOTTLES OF WINE

100

FESTIVAL EVENTS

3.5

HOURS FROM SYDNEY

 
 

EVERY WEEK IS FOOD AND WINE WEEK IN ORANGE NSW

With year-round seasonal produce and four distinct seasons, you’ll want to come back to Orange over and over to experience the depth and breadth of our spectacular food and wine destination. Use our Seasonal Produce Guide to learn what produce is in season at each time of year, and find the farm gates, orchards, providores and cellar doors where you can source it. From paddock to plate, from farm to fork, introduce yourself to the joys of sustainable eating and drinking.

You can also sign up to our newsletter to receive regular updates on what’s in season in Orange, NSW and year-round events being held by our local restaurants, cafes, bars and cellar doors.

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