31/03/2017 - FOOD Week 2017

Recognised as Australia’s longest running regional food festival, Orange F.O.O.D Week celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016. 

The shires of Orange, Cabonne and Blayney are known as ‘The Food Basket’ of New South Wales and each year the Orange F.O.O.D. Week (Food of Orange District) festival supports the promotion of the incredible diversity of our fresh local produce and cool climate wine with an annual event held over ten days in March/April.

The festival showcases our clever and creative local producers, chefs, cooks, caterers, cafes, restaurants, and wine-growers, as well as other tourism and hospitality enterprises that provide the region with its growing reputation as one of Australia’s most aspirational food and wine destinations. 

Orange F.O.O.D Week comprises six signature events including: FORAGE, the 100-Mile Dinner and F.O.O.D Train, as well as F.O.O.D HQ, the Festival Night Market in Robertson Park and the Sunday Producer’s Brunch and Market in Cook Park.

More than 90 satellite events hosted by local restaurants, cafes, caterers and cellar doors complement these signature events, creating a full program of long lunches, degustation dinners, foodie tours and wine tastings. From feasts, fiestas, food-inspired art exhibitions, paddock pop-ups, polo matches, movies and more, Orange F.O.O.D Week is an essential event on every foodie’s travel calendar.

16/02/2017 - Banjo Paterson Festival 2017

Orange and its surrounding region celebrate the Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival in February every year. Andrew Barton (Banjo) Paterson was born at ‘Narrambla’ Orange on 17 February 1864. Banjo is an Australian legend. He lived in Yeoval until he was about 7. This festival highlights not only Banjo Paterson but is an opportunity to celebrate all Australian Poetry and Poets in general.

11/01/2017 - Parkes Elvis Festival

The fabulous Parkes Elvis Festival is on 11th to 15th January 2017. This is the 25th year that this festival has been running. Join in and find out why it has been so successful. For more information:

Stay at Lakeview Luxury Cabins in Orange and catch the Elvis Express Luxury Shuttle Service to and from  Parkes (details attached).



Parkes Elvis Festival

14/10/2016 - Orange Wine Festival 2016

The Orange Wine Festival is the region’s opportunity to celebrate the thriving wine industry and high-quality cool climate wines that are produced in the region. A two week program with over 80 events including some much loved favourites such as the Orange Wine Show Dinner, Orange Wine Show Tasting, Wine in the Vines and the Festival Night Market will be back on the menu in 2016, along with a fantastic range of events run by our producers and restaurateurs

11/06/2016 - Orange Region Farmers Markets

The Farmers Market, at the ORANGE SHOWGROUND,

8.30 til 12.30pm, Leeds Parade, Orange.

There’s a Change in Season – come and celebrate the start of Spring. There's lots happening this month -

  • Sustainable Living Week stalls join us
  • Schools Cooking Challenge
  • Fresh Eggs are back!
  • Josh & Gabrielle sing throughout the morning
  • Irwin’s Jumping Castle for the kids

A gold coin donation gets you through the gates.

08/04/2016 - 2016 FOOD Week

 F.O.O.D. Week will be held in Orange from Friday 8th April to Saturday 16th April 2016.

This is a fabulous time of year to see the spectacular colour of Orange in autumn as well as experiencing some of the magnificant food and wine that Orange is becoming famous for.

Book early to get accommodation at Lakeview Luxury Cabins.

17/02/2016 - 2016 Banjo Patterson Festival

 The 2016 Banjo Paterson Festival will be held in Orange from Wednesday 17th February to Sunday 21st February.

16/10/2015 - 2015 Orange Wine Festival

 The 2015 Orange Wine Festival will be held between Friday 16th October and Sunday 1st November.

There are always plenty of events to experience the fantasic wines & food of the Orange area.

Book your accommodation with us early as this is a popular event.


10/04/2015 - F.O.O.D. Week 2015

The 2015 Program will be available in late January 2015.

12/02/2015 - Banjo Paterson Festival

Program to be advised

17/10/2014 - Orange Wine Festival 2014

WIne & food - where altitude is the difference.

This year the festival has been extended to two weeks and three weekends and will celebrate the best wines of the Orange Region in style. The festival will commence with a black tie dinner in the appropriate setting of a local winery, an intimate evening within a working environment. This will be a premium event that everyone is invited to and a wonderful opportunity to dress up, kick your heels up, enjoy local produce, local hospitality and sample the best of the best.

This year, there is an exciting new event – WANDER WINE AND DINE. Experience Orange’s fine wines, gourmet food and live entertainment on the Wander Wine and Dine Trails. With a choice of 2 trails – Sips in the City and Wine in the Vines, wine lovers can wander wine and dine your way around the beautiful city of Orange or the cellar doors nestled amongst the foothills of Mt Canobolas.

The Orange Wine Show Tasting will introduce Master Classes where you can learn a little more about our wine. Wine Central at the Union Bank will feature the varieties of the region, and the Cellar doors will be open showcasing their best wares.

There will be many events hosted by different vineyards for your enjoyment and of course the must do, the Night Market in Robertson Park, which this year will extend to over 50 wine and food stalls lining the park. It is sure to be a great family event. This is a wonderful opportunity to see the best of our beautiful region. Come and see what is on your doorstep and enjoy our friendly and generous hospitality. 


Orange Wine Festival 2014