EVENTS AND TICKETS

F.O.O.D WEEK SIGNATURE EVENTS

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 on the mid January 2020.

 

CLICK THE ICON TO DOWNLOAD THE 2019 PROGRAM

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. View 2019 F.O.O.D Week Night Market Map

Sponsored by the D’Aquino Group of Companies.

Friday 27 March 2020

Robertson Park, McNamara St Orange

5.30pm – 8.30pm

Gold Coin Entry

F.O.O.D HQ

The heart of the F.O.O.D Week festivities, F.O.O.D HQ provides current information about what’s on and where to go everyday. Special events include “Meet the Producers” – hear local producers’ success stories, taste their specialities and buy their products. “Taste Local on the Lawn” – relax on the lawns above the Visitor Information Centre with local wine and food. See daily listings for more details.

Sponsored by Highland Heritage Estate.

Open Daily (except Saturday 4 April) 27 March – 5 April 2020

Orange Visitor Information Centre and Regional Museum

9.00am – 5.00pm

FREE

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 Highland Heritage Wines and Pioneer Beer. This is a perfect pre-dinner event!

Sponsored by Highland Heritage Estate.

1 April 2020 and 3 April 2020

Orange Visitor Information Centre and Regional Museum

4.30pm – 6.30pm

Tickets on sale mid January 2020

Autumn Grazing Dinner

The F.O.O.D Week Committee and the Community groups of Blayney welcome guests to the inaugural Autumn Grazing Dinner. 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 with local award-winning chef, Richard Learmonth. Expect a night of culinary delights and dancing! Ticket price includes all food and beverages.

Sponsored by National Australia Bank.

Monday 30 March 2020

Buses depart rear Orange Civic Theatre, 135 Byng St Orange

Buses depart 5:45pm for a 6.30pm start

Tickets on sale mid January 2020

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

7.18am

Forage

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. #forage2019

Sponsored by the Department of Primary Industries.

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

Tickets on sale mid January 2020

Sunday Producers Market

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 Highland Heritage Estate.

Sunday 5 April 2020

Cook Park, Summer St, Orange

8.30am – 11.30pm

Gold Coin Entry

Orange is NSW’s underrated foodie capital.

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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