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Orange F.O.O.D Week is Australia’s longest running regional food festival and is widely considered of the nation’s best. Since its inception in 1991, it has become one of the district’s most loved events, by both locals and visitors alike.

The festival runs over ten days in April, showcasing the region’s high quality food and wine, and celebrating the local farmers, producers, winemakers, chefs and caterers who have helped position Orange NSW as one of Australia’s most aspirational culinary tourism destinations.

Highlights of the festival include F.O.O.D Week Night Markets, an evening event held in one of Orange’s picturesque parks, offering great local food, wine, cider or beer, live music and communal dining under the stars. Another signature event is the highly popular Forage where Orange shows off its breathtaking vistas as visitors take a magnificent 4km stroll through bucolic vineyards, while being sustained by a nine course degustation menu and live music along the way.

The festival is held during the peak of Autumn, the magnificent European trees Orange is known for ablaze with colour. It is the perfect time of year to acquaint yourself with the town and sample the flavours of the region.

2019 Festival Program

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.

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.

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.

F.O.O.D Train

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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