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January 2019

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26 January 2019

Australia Day in Carcoar

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17 - 24 Feb 2019

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival

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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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24 Jan 2019

Once Upon a Picture Book

Freya Blackwood’s original illustrations are highly sought after. She no longer offers new works for sale. Once Upon a Picture Book is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase remaining originals.


09 - 24 Jan 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.


26 Jan 2019

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.


28 Oct 2018 - 26 Jan 2019

Chill Out Sundays at Duntryleague

Come and relax on the lawn at Duntryleague, listen to live music, catch up with friends, enjoy great food and local wine. Selected Sundays at Duntryleague plus a special Australia Day version on Saturday 26 January.


26 Jan 2019

Orange Australia Day

Come along for a corker of a day on the lawns of Cook Park to celebrate everything that’s great about being Australian. A big Aussie barbecue will kick things off from 8am, with live music, fun activities and rides sure to entertain the whole crew for the day.


26 Jan 2019

Yabby Races at the Spring Hill Railway Hotel - Australia Day

Come for a day of fun - free sausage sizzle, yabby races, egg and spoon races, sack races and more....lots of family fun.... cold drinks...........shady trees in the beer garden


27 Jan 2019

Festival of Small Halls - Orange

Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists performing at major Australian festivals, and sends them on the road to halls in communities all over Australia.


02 Feb 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.


08 Feb 2019

Archibald Prize- Exhibition Opening

Please join the Orange Regional Gallery for the opening of the Archibald Prize 2018. To be opened by Richard Morecroft. Join Yvette Coppersmith, winner of the Archibald Prize 2018, and Richard Morecroft in conversation at 5.30pm prior to the opening.


13 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 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.


14 Oct 2018 - 10 Feb 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.


15 Feb 2019

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.


15 Feb 2019

Shakespeare Under the Stars - The Life and Death of King John

Hosted by Borrodell Vineyard and as part of the Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival, enjoy Shakespeare’s classics – ‘The Life and Death of King John’ by renowned Sydney Theatre troupe Bard on the Beach. Picnic hampers and drinks available. Strictly no Bring Your Own.


16 Feb 2019

Gnoo Blas Classic AutoFest

The Gnoo Blas Classic AutoFest is an annual car show to help keep alive the history of the old Gnoo Blas motor racing circuit at Orange. Gnoo Blas chalked up a string of firsts while it was open and continues to live in the hearts of the many car enthusiasts who attend the show.


16 Feb 2019

Shakespeare Under the Stars - Comedy of Errors

Hosted by Borrodell Vineyard and as part of the Banjo Paterson festival, enjoy Shakespeare’s classic – ‘Comedy of Errors’ by renowned Sydney Theatre troupe Bard on the Beach. Picnic hampers and drinks available. Strictly no Bring Your Own.


16 Feb 2019

The Umbilical Brothers – Speedmouse (Orange)

The Umbilical Brothers Speedmouse it's legendary and it's live. After smashing countless countries and slaying endless audiences, the Umbies' most beloved show is back. The Sydney Morning Herald described it as 'Marcel Marceau on really good drugs. 'Nuff said.


17 Feb 2019

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival - Breakfast with Banjo

Join them for Breakfast with 'Banjo' on his birthday near where he was born. Experience a little bit of history, poetry, music and lots of fun along with a cooked breakfast under the shade of an old oak tree.


17 Feb 2019

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival - Damper making classes

Join Small Acres Cyder and learn how to make classic Aussie damper with a cider twist, Make it, cook it, eat it, includes ingredients and cider tasting.


17 Feb 2019

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival - Poet's Brunch and Lunch

Relax in the shade of the trees for free entertainment, poetry and bush music along with an opportunity to visit the Banjo Paterson, more than a Poet Museum. Enjoy the outstanding collection of history and memorabilia. Seating provided.


17 Feb 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.


20 Feb 2019

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival - The Wrath of Grapes

Join Heifer Station under the stringy bark rafters at the old woolshed for an open mic style Aussie poetry evening. Bring your poetry, pun or prose. Wine, beer, spaghetti and cheese boards available.


22 Feb 2019

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival - Night Market

The iconic Night Market with over 30 food and wine stallholders creates an outdoor playground in Robertson Park, and is fun for all the family. Kick back to the sounds of local musicians and poetry in the park!


22 Feb 2019

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival - Poetry Brawl

An evening of light- hearted, humorous, irreverent prose or rap. Entrants must have written a poem that they can either read or perform which should go for 60 seconds. And enjoy a cold beer or two at the same time!


22 Feb 2019

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival - Poetry to Paintings

A picture paints a thousand words - Colour City Creatives are exhibiting an epic sonnet of beauty, with Banjo Paterson theme: Poetry to Paintings, and showcasing many art forms and working studios.


23 Feb 2019

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival - Poets at sunset with 'Girls on Key'

Poetry, sunset, wine and simple fare on the deck at De Salis Wines cellar door. Guest poets: Anne Walsh, Anne Forsyth, Ali Whitelock, Paula Convery, Jenny Markwell. Vegan and gluten free diets catered for.


23 Feb 2019

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival Dinner - Molong

Come along for a night of poetry, the region’s finest food and wine and dancing on Molong's Village Green under starry skies.


23 Feb 2019

Banjo Paterson Festival - Poetry Competition

Individual performances of original poetry open to students, novices and experienced poets. Beaut family entertainment! Run by the Rotary Club of Orange. 10am to 12.30pm school students; 1.30pm to 5pm Mayoral challenge, novices and open. Classes: 1.


23 Feb 2019

Banjo Paterson in the Garden

Hosted in the beautiful gardens of Rosebank Guest House, enjoy local performers bringing to life iconic Australian bush ballads. Enjoy a country Barbecue complemented by local wines available to purchase.


23 Feb 2019

Orange Running Festival


24 Feb 2019

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival - Emmaville Cottage Family Market Day

Visit the Emmaville Cottage and soak up the history. The Rotary Club of Orange presents craft and produce market, kids’ activities, local entertainment and open microphone for poetry recitals.


02 Mar 2019

Orange Bird Sale

The Orange Bird Sale is an annual bird sale held in Orange, NSW, Australia. All parrots, finches and softbills are welcome for sale (no pigeons or poultry). The sale is run under the "NSW Bird Sale code of Practice".


08 Mar 2019

Les Divas: An All-Male Revue

Australia’s six-foot something songstress, Prada Clutch, is set to pay tribute to the world’s greatest divas in Les Divas: An All-Male Revue.


16 Mar 2019

Bathurst Cycling Classic

The Bathurst Cycling Classic incorporates several events across two days; Criterium Racing, Hill Climb Championships and the much anticipated Blayney to Bathurst (B2B). The premier event has been confirmed on the UCI calendar as part of the 2019 UCI Gran Fondo World Series.


16 Mar 2019

Triathlon NSW Club Championship

The NSW Club Championships will return to Orange NSW once again in 2019. The annual Club Championships is the only annual event to bring together Triathlon NSW members and affiliated clubs. It available only to annual membership holders.


07 Oct 2018 - 24 Mar 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.


26 Mar 2019

Senior Moments A Comedy Revue: Orange


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.


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.


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

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 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

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.


06 Apr 2019

F.O.O.D Week - F.O.O.D Headquarters

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.


02 Dec 2018 - 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

Orange Apple Festival

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Orange and its surrounding villages will hold the annual Orange Apple Festival in April. The aim is to celebrate the districts rich history of being an apple growing region.


08 Apr 2019

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

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

F.O.O.D Week - 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 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.


14 Apr 2019

F.O.O.D Week - Sunday Producers' Market and Brunch

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.


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

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

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.


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.


11 May 2019

Orange Show

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


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.


24 May 2019

Tea and Food Matching Dinner

They are excited to be announcing their first Tea Karts Tea Festival event! It is the Tea Festival opening night four course dinner. Food and Tea Matching at Charred Kitchen and Bar.


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

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! 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

Modern High Tea Etiquette

Answering all your questions and teaching all the skills you need to know about taking tea. Join The Tea Karts Tea Festival’s high tea Etiquette Expert for a two hour workshop on modern society Etiquette. Tickets on sale in November 2018


25 May 2019

Tea Festival Dinner

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


25 May 2019

Tea tasting

Join Tea Karts Certified tea blender and designer, Katja Ingham for a two hour tea tasting afternoon tea. Enjoy the pleasures of loose leaf tea blends throughout the afternoon. Tickets on sale in November


26 May 2019

DIY Tea Blending Session

Topping off the Tea Karts Festival weekend, join Tea Karts in a DIY Tea Blending session!!


26 May 2019

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.


07 Jun 2019

The Ben Hall Bash on the Bushranger's Bullet

A four-day curated and hosted travel experience by train from Sydney to Orange over the June long weekend, recreating the infamous Ben Hall bushranger gang’s epic 1863 takeover of a local pub in the historic village of Canowindra.


30 Jun 2019

Black Tie and Gumboot Truffle Hunt and Dinner


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.


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.


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.


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.


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