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March 2019

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Sunday 31 March

Newcrest Orange Challenge

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19th - 28th April

Canowindra Balloon Challenge

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Saturday 6th April

The Orange Apple Ramble

Ramble through the orchards

5 - 14 April 2019

Orange F.O.O.D Week

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A history of food and wine in Orange and district

Paddock to Plate Museum Exhibition

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30th - 31st March 2019

Whistle Stop Festival - Spring Hill

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14 Feb - 27 Mar 2019

Archibald Prize Orange Regional Gallery

Awarded to the best painting of a notable Australian, the Archibald Prize is a who’s who of Australian culture, from politicians to celebrities and from sporting heroes to artists. Prestigious and controversial, the Archibald Prize is Australia’s foremost portraiture prize.


09 Jan - 27 Mar 2019

Paddock to Plate Museum Exhibition

Paddock to Plate: a history of food and wine in Orange and district celebrates the history of food and wine in the Orange region, revealing how growing, processing, distribution and consumption of food has changed over time.


02 - 27 Mar 2019

Ross Hill Winery Daily Complimentary Tours

Before opening for tastings each day, they offer guests a complimentary tour of their Ross Hill NCOS certified carbon neutral winery. The tour is followed by a wine tasting at 10:30am redeemable on wine purchases.


26 - 27 Mar 2019

Senior Moments

John Wood, Benita Collings and Max Gillies are having some Senior Moments, with Geoff Harvey on piano, in this senior theatrical sensation.


26 - 27 Mar 2019

Senior Moments A Comedy Revue: Orange

By popular demand, Senior Moments is back for another national tour from February 2019, with Gold Logie winner and veteran actor John Wood (Blue Heelers, Rafferty’s Rules) and Max Gillies (The Gillies Report, Once Were Leaders) joining Play School icon Benita Collings, Kim Lewis (Sons...


30 Mar 2019

Cumnock Agricultural Show

A small family-orientated Agricultural show that celebrates and promotes the local produce and talent in the Cumnock and surrounding area.


26 Jan - 30 Mar 2019

Orange Parkrun

Parkrun is for all ages and abilities. From beginners to Olympians. Parkrun is not a race against other runners, but a five kilometre timed run, jog or walk. It can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.


30 Mar 2019

Whistle Stop Festival at Spring Hill

Come and explore the local heritage at the Whistlestop Festival, Spring Hill Recreation Ground. Entertainment from Jason and Chloe Roweth and more, demonstrating days of old, history of the local village, family fun with games, foods and markets stalls and much more.


31 Mar 2019

Great Volcanic Mountain Challenge

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Cancelled 2018 Due to BushFires The Great Volcanic Mountain Challenge is a 'fun run' style event where you can run or walk to the top of Mount Canobolas (1397m), near Orange NSW.


10 Feb - 31 Mar 2019

Live Music at Washington and Co.

Hard liquor, terrible banter and swinging tunes. Join them every Sunday night from 8pm-12 midnight for an evening of live music, featuring some of the best musicians from across the state!


31 Mar 2019

Newcrest Orange Challenge

In the style of a European one-day classic, the Newcrest Orange Challenge is no easy cycle. There are no shortcuts.


05 Apr 2019

Night Market, a F.O.O.D Week event

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 the local produce.


05 Apr 2019

Orange F.O.O.D Week

The shires of Orange, Cabonne and Blayney are known as 'The Food Basket' of NSW. Each year F.O.O.D.


05 Apr 2019

Places, Spaces And Faces Exhibition and CCC Group Exhibition

10 amazing years since CCC (Colour City Creatives) started, one decade of fun gone and another begun. Enjoy and celebrate CCC Art Gallery And Studios birthday during the Food festival.


05 Apr 2019

The Provenance Express

A slow travel, slow food odyssey by train from Sydney to Orange for the annual F.O.O.D Week Festival – with an emphasis on organic and biodynamic food and wine experiences.


02 Mar - 06 Apr 2019

4 on the 4loor

On the first Saturday of each month and sometimes the third Saturday as well, four or more musical acts perform at the Victoria Hotel, Orange, NSW. Live, local, original and free.


06 Apr 2019

Cider vs Wine Lunch at the Old Convent

Cider vs Wine - You decide the best match over three courses by Josie Chapman at the Old Convent. Ticket price includes a drink on arrival and each course is accompanied by Small Acres Cyder and local wine. Bookings essential.


06 Apr 2019

Easter Egg and Bonbon Making Masterclass

Enjoy your weekend and master the art of chocolate making with a three hour lesson making your very own Easter eggs or filled chocolates.


06 Apr 2019

F.O.O.D Headquarters, a F.O.O.D Week event

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.


06 Apr 2019

Music in the Vines at Twisted River Wines

Music in the Vines at Twisted River Wines is an Orange Food Week 2019 Event. Amy Viola and Band. What happens when a classical violist breaks free of traditional boundaries and launches into looping and songwriting? Come and find out while enjoying a three course lunch.


06 Apr 2019

Orange Apple Ramble

Ramble through apple orchards in the scenic Towac Valley tasting apples, juice and cider on the way to a long table lunch. Pick apples as you walk to a stunning view for dessert. Music and kids apple activities.


06 Apr 2019

Spit Roast at Sunset

Food Week Event: Enjoy the beautiful sun setting with a glass of wine whilst the aromas of the spit roast will keep you close by. Live music. Chef: Darren Tracey from The Sugar Mill. Wine and Beer can be purchased from the bar. Bookings essential.


02 Feb - 06 Apr 2019

Wentworth Main Mine Open Day

The Lucknow goldfield was discovered in 1851. Located just nine kilometres from Orange on the eastern side of Lucknow, the Wentworth Main Mine holds its open days on the First Saturday and Sunday of the month. Stroll around this historic mining site and see relics of past mining heritage.


07 Apr 2019

An Afternoon at the Proms

Presented by: Australian Global Entertainment.


07 Apr 2019

Hands-on cider making class

Experience cider making the traditional way . Taste cider variety apples and learn the techniques of making real cider - crushing, pressing and blending. Includes tasting and tapas. Classes are at 10am or 12noon, or 2pm. Bookings essential


07 Apr 2019

Millthorpe Markets

The Millthorpe Markets are held twice a year, generally on the first Sunday in April and the first Sunday in December.


07 Apr 2019

Yoga and Wine in the Vines

Yoga and Wine (because as you all know, wine is good for you, studies say). Join Shell from Sankha Yoga for an hour of yoga with their stunning vineyard as a backdrop.


08 Apr 2019

Autumn Grazing Dinner - a F.O.O.D Week event

Starting at twilight with canapés in the spectacular Carrington Park, join them to celebrate the rich taste of the Orange region's diverse food and wine with local award-winning chef, Richard Learmonth.


10 Apr 2019

360 Allstars

Presented by: International Smash Hit Urban Circus. The International smash hit Urban Circus returns to Australia! A phenomenal physical performance exploring all forms of rotation, 360 ALLSTARS connects the street with the elite to deliver a radical urban circus.


10 Apr 2019

Taste Local on the Lawn, a F.O.O.D Week event

Relax in a very special place on the award winning lawn roof of the Information Centre. With a spectacular view over the Orange Central Business District, enjoy gourmet Producers' Platters, beautifully matched with Highland Heritages Wines and Pioneer Beer.


12 Apr 2019

F.O.O.D Train

Join them for a weekend sampling Orange local food and wine, meeting their chefs and producers.


09 Feb - 13 Apr 2019

Colour City Creatives Art Gallery and Studios Open Day

They open every Orange Farmers Market Saturday, which is every second Saturday of every month, from 10 am to 4 pm. The two galleries, corridors and gift shop as well as their working studios are here for your viewing pleasure. All artwork and gift items are original and for sale.


13 Apr 2019

Grazing and tasting in the cider house

Hear tales from award-winning first generation cider maker James Kendell, whilst tasting their latest cider releases all matched with shared plates of seasonal food. 10.30am or 1.30pm Bookings essential


13 Apr 2019

L'Amour De La France

Australia versus France. Enjoy their award-winning wines with delicious French-inspired cuisine. Relax in the garden setting, try classic lawn games and enjoy their newly renovated cellar door. Includes Canapees, Main and Dessert paired to their wines.


Jan 2018 - 13 Apr 2019

Orange Farmers Market

The Orange Region Farmers Market is held on the second Saturday of every month and showcases local produce strictly from the Orange region. Meet the producers and taste their fresh seasonal produce.


13 Apr 2019

Relish Eugowra

A special blend of delicious flavours inspired by local produce The highlight of The Relish Eugowra lunch is an outstanding menu which includes a large range of delicious, fresh, award-winning Eugowra produce and outstanding local beer and wine.


13 Apr 2019

Sculpture In An Orange Garden

Sculpture in an Orange Garden is an alfresco selling exhibition showcasing the works of celebrated Australian sculptors.


13 Apr 2019

Small Hall Big Voices

The Orange Male Voice Choir and Friends invites you to an afternoon of delicious music. The Choir and Friends will sing and entertain you with a feast of music in a diversity of styles in the magnificent Bloomfield Hall.


09 Feb - 13 Apr 2019

The Orange Society of Model Engineers - Miniature Train Rides

Their Society conducts a Public Running day on our miniature railway located in Matthews Park, corner of Anson and Moulder Streets. Rides commence at 1pm. Come and join them and bring the whole family. Rides for both adults and children. Cost AUD2.


Oct 2018 - 14 Apr 2019

City of Orange Brass Band Recitals

Head to beautiful Cook Park and spend the afternoon listening to music from the City of Orange Brass Band. The City of Orange Brass Band is a community band located in Orange, NSW.


07 Oct 2018 - 14 Apr 2019

Family Fun Days at Duntryleague

Join them at Duntryleague for their Family Fun Days held on selected Sundays. Activities include a kids golf workshop, activities table and an inflatable obstacle course. Kids menu and snack bar will be available. This will be fun for the whole family.


14 Apr 2019

Hands-On Cider Making Class

Experience cider making the traditional way, taste cider variety apples and learn the techniques of making real cider. Includes tasting and tapas. Classes at 10am, 12noon, or 2pm. Bookings essential call now.


14 Apr 2019

Sunday Producers' Market and Brunch, a F.O.O.D Week event

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. F.O.O.


19 Apr 2019

Canowindra International Balloon Challenge

See the magic and spectacle as a plethora of hot air balloons take to the skies each morning and late afternoon in Canowindra every April, over an eight day period at the Canowindra International Balloon Challenge.


20 Apr 2019

Flickerfest at Canowindra Challenge

In conjunction with Rosnay Organic Wines Flickerfest, a night of 11 Australian Short films, will be screening on Easter Saturday evening at Canowindra Showground. So buy your ticket, bring a chair, sit back and enjoy the Flickerfest Short Film Festival.


21 Apr 2019

Blayney Farmers Market

Full of local produce, such as fruit and vegetables, olive oil, dressings, jams, wine, meat and much more. Grab some breakfast and a coffee and relax and enjoy free live music and kids activities.


21 Apr 2019

Orange Camel Races

Easter Sunday has never been such fun as a day at the Orange Camel Races. Watch the spectacular and colourful camel races and enjoy the slightly crazy fashions on the field.


25 Apr 2019

MSM Milling/Manildra group Anzac Campfire Cookout and Concert

An evening of camp oven cooking and Australian Duo.....singing Aussie songs and telling Anzac and Aussie related yarns and poetry. This event is held as part of Canowindra International Balloon Challenge.


27 Apr 2019

Amitie at Cabonne Country Balloon Glow

Amitie is a female trio from Parkes in Central West NSW. They will be performing on stage at the Canowindra International Balloon Glow . Come and hear them sing songs from the 70's, 80's and 90's.


27 Apr 2019

Cabonne Country Balloon Glow

See the magic and be in awe as the balloons light up to music in the dark. A program filled with fun for the children, food, wine and craft markets for all. This is a super family friendly event with lots for every age. The gates open at 3pm with entertainment starting at 3.30pm.


27 Apr 2019

Mustang Jerx – Easter Monday Orange

Tokyo’s premier Blues Punk trio, Mustang Jerx are returning to Australia this April/May to rip up Sydney, Orange and Melbourne for the release of their latest recording Easter Monday which was honed in a string of gigs up and down their homeland of Japan.


28 Apr 2019

Chill Out Sundays at Duntryleague

Come and relax on the Deck at Duntryleague, listen to live music, catch up with friends, enjoy great food and local wine. Selected Sundays at Duntryleague during Spring, Summer and Autumn. Family friendly.


03 May 2019

Dr Gill Hicks

Presented by: Saxton Speakers Bureau. Gill Hicks is considered to be one of the most thought provoking, powerful and life affirming speakers in Australia and the UK. She is globally known as an Advocate for Sustainable Peace and a valuable resource in Countering Violent Extremism.


04 May 2019

Orange and District Relay For Life

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience for the whole family that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council's research, prevention, information and support services.


06 May 2019

Billionaire Boy

Presented by: CDP Kids. Twelve year old Joe has everything a boy could ever want, from a golden underwater Ferrari to his very own cinema. Joe and his Dad have more money than you could imagine, but what Joe really needs is a friend.


11 May 2019

Orange Show

The 147th Orange Show in May 2019 is a wonderful family show presented by Orange Show Society Incorporated.


11 May 2019

The Tap Pack Orange

Direct from sold out houses and rave reviews in London, Berlin and Beijing, Australia’s newest and hottest tap dance sensation, The Tap Pack is coming to Orange this May for one show only!


13 May 2019

Possum Magic

Presented by: Monkey Baa Theatre Company. For more than 30 years, Mem Fox’s Possum Magic has captivated and enchanted young people all over Australia. Grandma Poss loves making magic. She makes wombats blue and kookaburras pink. She makes dingoes smile and emus shrink.


14 May 2019

Yeoval Show

Come along to the Yeoval show to experience the warmth and entertainment that a small country show has to offer. Horse riding, wood chopping, needle craft, jams and preserves, photography, side show alley, rides and much more.


18 May 2019

Jukebox Revolution

Presented by: SMA Productions and Boys In The Band.


23 May 2019


Presented by: Orange Theatre Company. Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today.


24 May 2019

Tea Festival - Tea and Food Matching Dinner

Join them in celebrating The Tea Karts Tea Festival 2019 opening night with a four course Food and Tea Matching Dinner at Charred Kitchen and Bar After such a successful trial event with mountains of positive feedback and energy in 2018, it was a necessity to make this event first...


24 May 2019

Tea Karts Tea Festival

Tea Karts is very excited to Announce after years of dreaming, months of planning and mountains of support they will be hosting the May 2019 Tea Festival in Orange NSW!


25 May 2019

Tea Festival - A High Tea History

For The Tea Karts Tea Festival they will have the pleasure of having The High Tea Mistress travel all the way from Victoria and The NSW Gold Coast! To bring you A High Tea History Workshop! Learn all there is to know about the history, traditions and luxury that makes a High Tea.


25 May 2019

Tea Festival - A Modern High Tea Etiquette

Topping off the weekend, join certified tea blender Katja Ingham of Tea Karts and her surprise guest in a DIY Tea Blending session!


25 May 2019

Tea Festival - Formal Dinner

Join them in celebrating the end of Day Two for The Tea Karts Tea Festival with a three course formal dinner at Zona Kitchen Bar Events showcasing the finest local foods, tea and wine of Central West NSW.


25 May 2019

Tea Festival - Tea tasting

Join Tea Karts Certified tea blender and designer, Katja Ingham for a two hour tea tasting afternoon tea at Zona Kitchen Bar Events. Explore the flavours of the world and enjoy the pleasures of loose leaf tea blends accompanied with a wonderful spread for afternoon tea.


26 May 2019

DIY Tea Blending Session

Topping off the weekend, join certified tea blender Katja Ingham of Tea Karts and her surprise guest in a DIY Tea Blending session!!


26 May 2019

Tea Festival - High Tea Orange

Put your high tea knowledge and new found etiquette training to the test at The Tea Karts Tea Festivals closing High Tea event at at The Greenhouse of Orange. Tea Karts invite you to experience the elegance of Queen Victoria's renowned bridging meal, the High Tea.


01 Jun 2019

Emma Matthews Sings Mozart Arias

Presented by: Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy an intimate evening of Mozart and Schubert with the Sydney Symphony and opera star Emma Matthews. Emma Matthews is one of Australia's most beloved performers and one of opera's brightest stars.


07 Jun 2019

The Roaring Days

Join them in the wild, wild Central West for the June long weekend to explore a food and wine trail through the historic goldrush-era villages of Canowindra, Carcoar, Millthorpe and Manildra.


08 Jun 2019

The Golden Plough

The Golden Plough is a celebration of the contribution that the Australian Draught Horse has made to the nation and agricultural history. It is, indeed, a rare opportunity to see these magnificent horses in action.


22 Jun 2019

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Presented by: Melbourne Comedy Festival. Looking for a laugh? The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to town.


30 Jun 2019

Black Tie and Gumboot Truffle Hunt and Dinner

A grand extravaganza, the evening kicks off with a black truffle hunt with the trained dogs under the matured oak trees (the oldest truffle trees on the mainland of Australia), followed by a five course degustation feast featuring the freshly harvested truffles, with matched wines...


05 Jul 2019

The Australian Tenors - The Spirit of Australia

The Australian Tenors’ versatility spans all genres of the classical tenor repertoire.


12 Jul 2019

Much Ado About Nothing

Presented by: Bell Shakespeare Company. Claudio and Hero are deeply in love. Beatrice and Benedick would rather swap sassy insults than sweet nothings.


31 Jul 2019


Presented by: Ensemble Theatre. After a sold out 2018 season, theatre legends John Bell and John Gaden reprise their roles in this unmissable production of this high-stakes WWII thriller.


03 2018 - 02 Aug 2019

Orange Winter Fire Festival

Kicking off with a winter night market in historic Millthorpe Village the three day festival will showcase the best of an authentic country winter through a series of bonfire events inspired by the Australian cracker night bonfire tradition.


06 Aug 2019

Roald Dahl's The Twits

Presented by: Spare Parts Puppet Theatre.


09 Aug 2019

Dami Im – Dreamer Tour Orange

Australia’s most revered pop artist of the new millennium, Dami Im is set to take her all new national tour on the road in 2019.


27 Aug 2019

Hitler's Daughter

Did Hitler’s daughter really exist? The play begins early morning somewhere in the Australian countryside. Four children wait for the school bus and they decide to play a game; a simple game of storytelling.


05 Sep 2019

Lady Beatle

Presented by: Little Red Company and Critical Stages. From the creators of Rumour Has It and Wrecking Ball comes the must-see live music event of the year.


13 Sep 2019

Rainbow's End

A First Nations story about the bond of family and the power of the land. It’s the 1950s in Shepparton, Victoria. Three generations of the Dear family live together in a rundown shack on the Goulburn River flats. Gladys yearns for a better life, a real home and a decent job.


21 Sep 2019

Circa's Peepshow

Circa’s Peepshow turns cabaret on its head, literally. Join Circa as they embark on a seductive dance through the hall of mirrors that is your imagination, Circa’s Peepshow lurches from the thrillingly acrobatic to the comically playful.


22 Sep 2019

155th Molong Annual Show

A stack of interesting displays and events for a wonderful family day out with home grown produce, home made arts and craft and hand reared and more. Jam-packed day!


18 Oct 2019

Orange Wine Festival

Orange Wine Festival is a 10 day week of events and activities highlighting the region's premium wines through wine shows, tastings, educational workshops and celebrations with local produce.


24 Oct 2019

Jesus Christ Superstar

With 30 pieces of silver and a kiss on the cheek, the ultimate act of betrayal is committed. In 1971, Jesus Christ Superstar burst onto the worldwide stage and changed the face of musical theatre forever.


02 Nov 2019

Carcoar Cup Running Festival

The Carcoar Cup Running Festival is an iconic event, special enough to be judged a NSW Regional Flagship Event for the last five years in a row. It was conceived to bring runners and visitors from all over Australia and overseas to showcase the beauty of Carcoar and the region.


02 Nov 2019

Millthorpe Garden Ramble

Experience 10 open gardens in and around the delightful historic village of Millthorpe. Some new, some old, some from previous years, some not. Always the first weekend in November. Garden related stalls and food available particularly at larger 'out of town' gardens.


02 Nov 2019

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour will be tearing up the freeways of Australia for the seventh year in a row to bring the crème de la crème of the 2019 Festival to Orange!


08 Nov 2019

WOW, Orange!

WOW, Orange! (Way Out West) is a new multi day tourism event for the LGBTI community.


09 Nov 2019

Neville Show

In 2010, the Neville Show Society created the plan to have an annual show. Each year it has grown bigger. At the show each year there are market stalls and multiple competitions like the popular flowers, craft, cooking, photography, chainsaw, horse, and cattle competitions.


23 Nov 2019

Virtuoso #4: Severiano Paoli

In his Australian debut performance, Italian Double Bass virtuoso Severiano Paoli will perform as soloist with Colour City Chamber Orchestra.


26 Nov 2019

The Wharf Revue

Back with a bang! The all-singing, all-dancing, side-splittingly funny solution to all the world’s problems returns for another year of satirical genius. The West is crumbling, democracy is besieged and the world is run by morons with funny hair. You have to laugh.


26 Jan 2020

Carcoar Village Fair

The event is a celebration of Carcoar. Carcoar was New South Wales's third town established west of the Blue Mountains. Carcoar had Australia's first daylight armed bank hold up.


17 Feb 2020

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival

Banjo Paterson’s Waltzing Matilda is known worldwide; many Australians can recite a string of his poems; and his work has been converted to song and theatre.


17 Feb 2020

The Orange Banjo Paterson Poetry Festival: Poems to Paintings and Contemporary Group Exhibition

***Latest Event Details Are Yet To Be Confirmed*** The brief and title of one of the two exhibitions on at the Barracks building during the Banjo Paterson Poetry Festival is Poems To Paintings.


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