Orange FOOD Week, now in its 33rd year, 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 5 April to Sunday 14 April 2024 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.

FOOD Week Night Market

FOOD Week’s opening event, the Night Markets, is a friend and family favourite! Close to 50 stalls brimming with food from the best of the Orange region’s chefs, cooks, caterers, and providores, and wines, ciders, spirits, and beer makers crafted by the vignerons, winemakers, brewers, and fermenters.

When: 5 April, 2024

Where: Due to inclement weather, this event has moved to the Naylor Pavilion at the Orange Showgroud. Free bus shuttles to the Showground are available from 5.15pm on the night from the Visitior Centre on Byng Street until 8.45pm.

Stallholders: View the list of atttending Stallholders HERE

Time: 5.30pm – 8.30pm

Adult Entry (excluding tasting glass): $10
Adult Entry (including small tasting glass): $12
Children under 16: Free


The Sampson Street Lunch

Inspired by an English late summer long lunch, the Sampson Street Lunch is a unique food and wine celebration bringing together some of Orange’s best known and emerging chefs and foodies, wine producers and fun makers.

Under a canopy of Autumn coloured Plane trees in all their glory in one of Orange’s prettiest streets, guests can enjoy this once-a-year special long lunch event which includes three courses with paired wines plus canapes and drinks on arrival.

Through special arrangement with Orange City Council and the residents of Sampson Street, the Sampson Street Long Lunch has become one of FOOD Week’s most sought after events.

So, dress up and expect a relaxed afternoon of contemporary food and wines with frivolity and flavour.

When: Saturday 6 April 2024

Where: Sampson Street (between Byng & Summer St), Orange

Time: 12.00pm – 4.00pm

Tickets: $280 per person (inc Booking Fee)

This event is now sold out.
You can join the Waitlist here, or access Tixel, our secure ticketing exchange platform.


Stroll through Orange’s picturesque vineyards enjoying a curated eight-course degustation menu featuring local seasonal produce and the region’s award-winning wines. Meet chefs, winemakers, vignerons, and producers and discover the spoils of the cool climate region.

Forage gives you and your friends a unique opportunity to get amongst some of the well-known Orange Vineyards, take in the views to Mount Canobolas and surrounds, and enjoy being part of a food event with a difference.

Amble through about 4kms of productive farmland at an altitude that sets the Orange region apart – the cool climate food and wines will be incorporated into a unique degustation menu to enjoy along the way. It will be a feast of flavor and fun in the beautiful outdoors.

When: 13 April 2024

Where: Departs and returns to the center of Orange. Transfers included.

Time: 11.00am – 6.00pm

Tickets: $220 per person (inc Booking fee)

This event is now sold out.
You can join the Waitlist here, or access Tixel, our secure ticketing exchange platform.

Shining the Light on Local Producers

Join our local producers in this special line up show, tell and taste workshops throughout the week of the festival. You will get to meet our wonderful producers, learn about their produce and enjoy tastings with a glass of Rosé.

Sunday 7 April: #1 Miso & Mushroom Foraging
Monday 8 April: #2 Gourmet Preserves & Pork
Tuesday 9 April: #3 Apples, Çherries & Cheese
Thursday 11 April: #4 Tapas and Saffron
Friday 12 April: #5 Fresh Figs and Sophie Hansen

When: 7 April – 12 April 2024 (excluding Wednesday 10 April)

Where: CWA Hall, Cnr Lords Pl & Byng St, Orange

Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm

Tickets: $20 per person


FOOD Train

This weekend package is your premium FOOD Week experience. Hosted by local foodies and regional hospitality faves you’ll join a 3-day guided trip from Sydney to Orange enjoying some of the region’s best food and wine experiences. The 2024 FOOD Train will showcase the international influences of Orange’s food and wine in a feast of flavour and fun.

Departing Sydney’s Central Station on the Friday, the FOOD Train weekend includes tickets to the renowned FOOD Week’s most sought after event, Forage, plus local tours, selected FOOD Week events and dining at some of the region’s favourite restaurants.

When: 12-14 April, 2024

Where: Sydney to Orange and return


Sunday Producers’ Market and Brunch

Join the final festivity for the week! 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 FOOD HQ tent and grab your lucky tickets to the Producers’ Hamper raffle – drawn at 11.00am.

When: Sunday 14 April 2024

Time: 8.30am – 12.30pm

Where: Cook Park, Summer St, Orange

Tickets: Free 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.