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For decades, shops in Orange NSW have been considered the retail hub of the district, with multiple shopping centres and independent stores catering to all aspects of life for local residents. However thanks to increasingly sophisticated consumer tastes, the already robust Orange retail scene is now well and truly flourishing and has begun to attract shoppers from much further afield.

A haven for well curated homewares stores, clothing boutiques and specialty stores, visitors can also expect to find quality leather goods and saddlery, a skin shop and boot barn. A few high-end retailers have also formed collectives in the town, visitors can expect to find stunning florists, cafes and clothing boutiques all coexisting happily under the one roof.

For many, the fortnightly Orange Farmers Market remains the quintessential Orange experience and a must-do for both locals and visitors alike. Shop the flavours of the region directly from the producer, and choose from an array of high quality artisan baked goods, preserves, wines, small goods and so much more. More than a market, it is also a fortnightly catch up for farmers, small business owners, families and friends to talk about and celebrate the regions’ bounty.

If you miss the Farmers Market never fear, visitors who want to stock up on local produce will not be left short of options thanks to a number of specialty grocers around town.

However Orange is not the only town with thriving retail. Millthorpe NSW too, has an impressive selection of charming boutiques and gift shops, and a highly popular twice yearly market. Carcoar NSW also attracts visitors seeking sophisticated retail and good coffee. Blayney NSW also offers a repertoire of artisan goods and local produce.

Newbridge Winter Solstice Festival

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The Newbridge Winter Solstice Festival is the biggest event in the Newbridge calendar, in the middle of winter, celebrating the shortest day of the year.

The streets are filled with medieval fun and games, English-style street market, Viking sword fight demonstrations as well as children’s sword fighting activities. There will be Belly Dancers in the streets and The Great Dane Magician.

A community bonfire kicks off from 5pm on the Gladstone Green at the Newbridge Hotel for the burning of the wicker man. It is a tradition to throw a small wicker man into the fire to cleanse the energy and start anew as the days lengthen towards spring.

Address

Trunkey Street
Newbridge

Classifications

Community Event, Festivals and Celebrations, Markets

Special Features

Bar, Family Friendly, Public Toilet, Restaurant

Costs

All tickets: $2.00 - $2.00

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