Are you a Foodie?
Orange, NSW is a foodie mecca and has long been known for it’s fabulous produce, vineyards and breathtaking views.
In April each year Orange F.O.O.D week, Australia’s longest running regional food festival takes place. The countdown is officially on to this year’s 30th Anniversary celebration of the region’s proud history held between April 9th – 18th.
With a focus on pedigree and provenance, the 10-day COVID-Safe event program will continue its success in establishing Orange as one of NSW’s must-visit foodie destinations by championing the produce, producers, farmers, chefs and restaurants of the Orange region at F.O.O.D Week in 2021.
I for one am a foodie after working for years on food magazines. Little did I know in the years prior to moving to Orange, my husband would use my connection to food to encourage me to see Orange as a future lifestyle and home for our family.
What is the formula for a successful event festival?
One of our locals Robbie Robinson and wild mushroom forager; @themarketcat recounts that his time on the very first F.O.O.D week committee was organising the very first program for 1992. “I remember the great teamwork, friendship and cooperation of all the committee members and believing in the concept right from the start. These were wonderful times to achieve this together”.
Although many of the signature events have sold out, the program is jam packed with many experiences to enjoy over the course of the 10-day period. You can check out this year’s event schedule here.
Here are some of my suggestions to discover which still have availability;
Enjoy a morning walking tour uncovering the delicious culinary delights of Orange on the Tasting Trail with Country Food Trails. You also have the chance to WIN a tour for 2 on Central West Mums here!
Attend a demonstration and tasting at the Orange Fermentary which is a multi-day event on mornings and afternoons.
For those who love their bubbles, a Sparkling masterclass with Printhie Wines, who are considered one of Australia’s top sparkling producers with their Swift Sparkling range.
If you fancy a hit of golf while visiting, you can play on one of the finest golf courses between here and the Hunter Valley at Duntryleague Orange here.
Enjoy the very best Orange has to offer and bring your friends and family to explore this fabulous region!