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Orange F.O.O.D WEEK is a finalist in the 2017 NSW Tourism Awards!

We are very excited to announce Orange F.O.O.D Week has been announced as a finalist for the 2017 NSW Tourism Awards in the Festivals & Events category. The exceptional quality of tourism operators across NSW were acknowledged last week with the official announcement of finalists for the 2017 NSW Tourism Awards.

Managed by the Tourism Industry division of the NSW Business Chamber and supported by the NSW Government via Destination NSW, the NSW Tourism Awards celebrate and acknowledge tourism businesses that demonstrate outstanding achievement throughout the year.

Executive Manager, Tourism Industry Division, NSW Business Chamber, Dean Gorddard said “Success in the Tourism Awards doesn’t depend on whether an operator is big or small. It depends on their vision, achieving their business goals and, as a result, the excellent way their tourism product or service is finally delivered. Congratulations to all the finalists for articulating their business and story so well.

Festival at a glance

When

Friday 6 April – Sunday 15 April 2018


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.


Signature Event Tickets

Member Tickets go on sale Monday, 18th December 2017.

All other tickets go on sale Monday, 15th January 2018.

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Stay up to date with all things F.O.O.D Week with the Orange NSW Smartphone App. The App includes details on all Signature and Satellite events during our Orange F.O.O.D Week festival, with the ability to click through to websites to book tickets. For Forage-goers, there is also map with food and wine station details.

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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.

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