Festival Program

Orange F.O.O.D Week is Australia’s longest running regional food festival and has been acclaimed as one of Australia’s top ten food festivals. The 10 day community festival is being held from Friday 27th March to Sunday 5th April 2020 and celebrate 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.

Tickets will be available to purchase Monday, 20th January 2020 at 10am.



Visit the F.O.O.D HQ team to learn what’s on for the week, get help with last minute availability at events, buy local product and get your lucky ticket to win the Producers’ Hamper of local produce, food and wine.

Saturday 28 March – Look for the F.O.O.D HQ pavilion in the forecourt of the Orange Visitors Information Centre and Regional Museum and discover everything that is F.O.O.D Week.

27 March – 5 April 2020

Orange Visitor Information Centre and Regional Museum

9.00am – 5.00pm


F.O.O.D WEEK Night Market

A friends and family favourite with stalls representing the Orange region’s chefs, cooks, caterers, providores, wine, cider and beer makers, with a focus on the provenance of our local produce. Join us in the park for a beautiful evening of great local food, wine, cider or beer, foot tapping music and communal dining under the stars. Come and meet the local heroes from the Rural Fire Service and learn about bush fire safety.

Sponsored by Harvey Norman.

Friday 27 March 2020

Robertson Park, McNamara St Orange

5.30pm – 8.30pm

Gold Coin Entry

Autumn Grazing Dinner in Blayney

The F.O.O.D Week Committee and the Community groups of Blayney welcome guests to the inaugural Autumn Grazing Dinner in Blayney, this year featuring the fabulous local chef Tony Worland from Tonic at Millthorpe. Starting at twilight with canapés in the spectacular Carrington Park, join us to celebrate the rich taste of the Orange region’s diverse food and wine. Expect a night of culinary delights and dancing! Ticket price includes all food and beverages.

Monday 30 March 2020

Buses depart rear Orange Civic Theatre, 135 Byng St Orange

Buses depart 5:45pm for a 6.30pm start

Meet the Producers Workshop – High Tea and Coffee

Kerrie from Sweet Treats Connection shares her secrets and tips for the perfect afternoon High Tea using her locally made exquisite gourmet sweets. It’s all about quality ingredients, made with love!  The Bills Beans approach to coffee is simple… source well, continually chasing the best coffee the world has to offer and improve the lives of our coffee farmers and their pickers along the way. Discover the history of roasting coffee right here in Orange.

Wednesday 1 April 2020

CWA Hall, Roberston Park, Orange

10am – 11.30am

Meet the Producers Workshop – Cheese and Honey

S.J. from Second Mouse Cheese Co will tell her special story about how she creates unique local gourmet cheeses from earlier European influences. Try her range of cheeses and take some home! Learn about bees and honey and new ways to have honey in your life every day from Claire from The Beekeepers Inn. She will surprise you with her stories. Try honeycomb on cheese!

Thursday 2 April 2020

CWA Hall, Roberston Park, Orange

10am – 11.30am

Meet the Producers Workshop – Venison and Sausages

Sophie Hansen, local venison farmer and celebrated author, shares her story with cooking tips, recipes and a taste of one of the delights from her book “A Basket by the Door”. Champion butcher Craig Munro will delight you with techniques for making perfect sausages. Using local produce, he’ll demonstrate how it’s done so you can sample them and try it yourself.

Thursday 2 April 2020

CWA Hall, Roberston Park, Orange

10am – 11.30am

Taste Local on the Lawn

Relax in a very special place on the award winning lawn roof of the Information Centre. With a spectacular view over the Orange CBD, enjoy gourmet Producers’ Platters, beautifully matched with local wines and beer. This is a perfect pre-dinner event!

1 April, 2 April and 3 April 2020

Orange Visitors Information Centre and Regional Museum – Roof Lawn

4.30pm – 6.30pm

F.O.O.D Train

All aboard the F.O.O.D Train for an exclusive 3-day foodie package from Sydney to Orange! Start with a light breakfast onboard a dedicated F.O.O.D Train carriage from Sydney. In Orange, savour the food of our region, meeting local producers and chefs, enjoy regional tours and dining experiences including Forage and visit the Sunday Producers’ Market and Brunch in the beautiful Cook Park. Includes 2 nights accommodation. Ticket limits apply. 6 x tickets per Friend of F.O.O.D Member. 4 x tickets per General Public.

Friday 3 – Sunday 5 April 2020

Departing from Sydney Central Station



Take a magnificent 4.1km stroll through some of Orange’s most picturesque vineyards and soak up the breathtaking vistas through to Mount Canobolas. All the while being sustained on your stroll with a 9 course degustation menu of local wine and tasting plates, with live music along the way. You‘ll be accompanied by knowledgeable locals who can answer questions about our cool climate region. #forage2020

Ticket limits apply. 4 x tickets per Friend of F.O.O.D Member. 2 x tickets per General Public.

Saturday 4 April 2020

Buses depart rear Orange Civic Theatre, 135 Byng St Orange

10.30am – 6.00pm

Sunday Producers’ Market and Brunch

Come along to one of Orange’s most spectacular settings in Cook Park to enjoy brunch prepared by well-known cooks and producers. Stroll the market to meet and greet with the producers’, taste and purchase their local produce and take it home with you.
Visit the F.O.O.D HQ tent and grab your lucky tickets to the Producers’ Hamper raffle – drawn at 11am.

Sponsored by Manildra Group.

Sunday 5 April 2020

Cook Park, Summer St, Orange

8.30am – 11.30pm

Gold Coin Entry

Orange is NSW’s underrated foodie capital.


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.