East Coast Wine Trail

East Coast Wine Trail
East Coast Wine Trail

Monday, 30 January 2017

Orange blossoms with two great events

It is one of the funkiest small towns in Australia. Think top-notch restaurants, a thriving coffee culture, vibrant arts and crafts, and a slow-paced way of life.

Orange, in the Central West of New South Wales, a three-and-half-hour drive west of Sydney, is booming as a weekend playground for big city refugees seeking a slice of sophistication with lashings of country charm.

Much of the boom in Orange (new hotels, bars and eateries) has been driven first by the success of the region as a food bowl (apples, cherries etc) and over the past 20 years by the immense success of the region's makers of cool-climate wines and ciders. 

And Orange has two major events coming up over the next couple of months: The Banjo Patterson Australian Poetry Festival and the F.O.O.D Week 2017, Australia's longest-running regional food festival, now in its 26th year.

The festival incorporates a number of signature events designed to appeal to both residents and visitors, as well as over 80 satellite events held by local restaurants, cafes and wineries.

Here is a list of some of the key events to what your appetite. 

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival 

February 16-26, 2017

Rotary Brekky & Poetry in the Park  February 16, 18, 23, 24 & 25 from 7.30am-9am
Breakfast with Banjo February 17 from 7.30am - 9am
Banjo Paterson Festival Night Market February 17 from 5.30pm-8.30pm
Banjo Paterson Poetry Competition February 18 from 7pm 
Emmaville Cottage Family Market Day February 19 from 9am-2pm 

F.O.O.D Week 

March 31- April 9

Orange F.O.O.D Week Night Market, March 31, Robertson Park
F.O.O.D HQ – Daily from 11am -12.30pm at The Agrestic Grocer
Forage - April 8  
Sunday Producer’s Market – April 9, Cook Park

For details see https://brandorange.com.au/ 

No comments:

Post a Comment