Festival Program

Celebrating our 25th year in 2016, Orange F.O.O.D Week is Australia’s longest-running regional food festival. The 10 day community festival will be held from Friday 8th to Sunday 17th April and celebrates the Orange region’s diverse and high quality food and wine. It showcases the farmers who grow it, as well as the local chefs, cooks, restaurateurs and caterers that create extraordinary dishes with it. 

The official 2016 F.O.O.D Week Program is now available to download. To celebrate our 25th Anniversary, the wonderful Sophie Hanson has developed a special cake for the occasion. Download the recipe.

Join us next year from 31 March – 9 April 2017 to celebrate all the wonderful food and wine the Orange District has to offer.

F.O.O.D WEEK Night Market

This event is a friends and family favourite, with over 50 stalls representing the Orange Region’s clever chefs, cooks, caterers, providores and winemakers. Join us in the park for a beautiful Autumn evening of fresh local produce and cool climate wines. Music and communal dining tables make this experience to be shared. Download your copy of the Night Market MapSponsored by the D’Aquino Group of Companies.

Friday 8 April 2016
Robertson Park, McNamara St Orange
5.30pm – 8.30pm
Gold Coin Entry


F.O.O.D HQ is on again at the large marquee in The Agrestic Grocer carpark. Visit to ask our volunteers for information about all things F.O.O.D. Listen to and meet various producers and chefs talking about their creative lives, taste their specialties, chat to them and buy their produce directly from them. Sponsored by the Manildra Group and MSM Milling.

Open Daily (except Saturdays) 8-17 April 2016
The Agrestic Grocer, 426 Mitchell Hwy Orange
11.00am – 12.30pm

100 Mile Dinner

The F.O.O.D Week committee and the people of Molong welcome guests for the fourth year to the iconic 100 Mile Dinner under the stars on the Village Green in Molong. Food from Mudgee, Young, Cowra, Canowindra, Orange, Molong and Bathurst – and their wines – will be brought to you by these towns’ best chefs and cooks. Music by Trouble with Johnny.

Monday 11 April 2016
Buses depart rear Orange Civic Theatre, 135 Byng St Orange
Buses depart 6:00pm for a 6.30pm start
$105pp (bus extra $20)

F.O.O.D Train

A weekend of food awaits – starting with a light breakfast on board the F.O.O.D Train. Producers will explain the various methods of how your food gets from paddock to plate. On arrival in Orange you’ll be whisked away to savour the food of the district – including a fine dining experience; the FORAGE event on Saturday; on Sunday wander beautiful Cook Park, enjoy brunch from our producers and gather local produce to take home.

Friday 15 – Sunday 17 April 2016
Departing from Sydney Central Station


Starting at Philip Shaw’s Balmoral Vineyard, progressing through the property’s Koomooloo Vineyard and finishing at the picturesque adjoining North Face Vineyard, FORAGE is a walk through these vineyards (and cattle property!) eating and wine tasting every 500 metres or so! A gentle 3.6km walk from start to finish, DPI personnel and growers will be with you all the way to chat and answer your questions about how and why our cool climate is so good for our produce and people. Sponsored by the NSW Department of Primary Industries.

Saturday 16 April 2016
Buses depart rear Orange Civic Theatre, 135 Byng St Orange
11.30am – 6.00pm
Sold Out

Sunday Producers Market

Come and enjoy local produce, prepared by Orange’s well known cooks and Farmer’s Market Producers, for your breakfast or brunch. Cooking demos by some of Orange’s up and coming young chefs. Children’s activities to keep them entertained while you relax under the canopy of trees. Or simply stroll the market and purchase local produce to take home and enjoy later.

Sunday 17 April 2016
Cook Park, Summer St, Orange
8.30am – 11.30pm
Gold Coin Entry

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Orange is NSW’s underrated foodie capital.

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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.

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