Events and Tickets

Orange 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 5th to Sunday 14th April 2019 and celebrated 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 14th January 2019 at 10am. 


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. 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. Sponsored by the D’Aquino Group of Companies.

Friday 5 April 2019

Robertson Park, McNamara St Orange

5.30pm – 8.30pm

Gold Coin Entry


F.O.O.D HQ is the place to discover everything about F.O.O.D Week – find out what’s on, when and where. Join us daily for ‘Meet the Producer’ sessions in the Orange Regional Museum. Hear local producers’ personal success stories, taste their specialities and buy their produce. See daily listings for more details. Meet the Producer talks 11am-12.30pm. Sponsored by National Australia Bank.

Open Daily (except Saturday 13 April) 5 April – 14 April 2019

Orange Visitor Information Centre and Regional Museum

9.00am – 5.00pm


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 with guest chef Alex Kearns from Glebe Point Diner. Enjoy the experience of wandering through the beautiful Blayney Village whilst sampling local produce and dancing the night away! Ticket price includes all food and beverages.

Monday 8 April 2019

Buses depart rear Orange Civic Theatre, 135 Byng St Orange

Buses depart 5:45pm for a 6.30pm start

F.O.O.D Train

Join us for a weekend sampling local food and meeting our chefs and producers. Start with a light breakfast on board the F.O.O.D Train, then when you arrive in Orange, you’ll be whisked away to savour the food of the district – including a country lunch and a fine dining experience, Forage on Saturday and on Sunday, enjoy breakfast and a wander in beautiful Cook Park followed by lunch at a hatted restaurant. Includes two nights accommodation.

Ticket limits apply. 6 x tickets per Friend of F.O.O.D Member. 4 x tickets per General Public.

Friday 12 – Sunday 14 April 2019

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. #forage2018 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 13 April 2019

Buses depart rear Orange Civic Theatre, 135 Byng St Orange

11.30am – 6.00pm

Sunday Producers Market

Come along to one of Orange’s most spectacular settings to enjoy brunch prepared by well-known cooks and producers. Cooking demos by Orange’s up and coming chefs. Stroll the market to taste and purchase local produce to take home. F.O.O.D HQ Raffle drawn at 11am. Sponsored by Audi.

Sunday 14 April 2019

Cook Park, Summer St, Orange

8.30am – 11.30pm

Gold Coin Entry

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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.

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