orange food week April 2019
Orange F.O.O.D Week (Food of Orange District) is Australia’s longest running regional food festival and has been acclaimed as one of Australia’s top ten food festivals. The clue is in the name... it's held in Orange, the cool-climate wine capital of Australia... and it lasts a week [give or take] from Friday 5 April to Sunday 14 April 2019.
It all started in 1991 by a group of passionate local foodies and vignerons and has grown incredibly since then, to the point where it was recently named one of the state’s premium events by Destination NSW.
Quite simply... you'd be a mug to miss it - so just get yourself there. You can be assured it will be one of the most enjoyable experiences you will have... one you will dine out on for years. Between this and the Orange Wine festival, you'll have the dinner party circuit nailed for the next year at least. You'll be the go-to person for advice on what events to attend. You may not be prepared for the celebrity - but you can work on that.
There's so much to do it's crazy - that hardest part will be trying to decide between workshops, classes, events... but the one that everyone wants to go to is Forage.
"What's Forage..." you may well ask - just imagine spending most of the late morning till evening, taking a lazy stroll through the vines, stopping every so often to taste yet more incredible wine and partake in amazing food from one of the regions best eateries... and there's plenty.
That's the easy part - the challenge is ensuring the enjoyment factor doesn't go right off the dial!!
A word to the wise - to ensure you get the best shot at getting tickets, simply follow these three simple steps:
- Become a 'Friend of FOOD' - that will get you notified the minute tickets are available
- Rustle up 3 friends - you can only buy 4 tickets in one name to Forage it's that much in demand
- Get yourself to Orange for April 2018 and in the meantime work out what other amazing things you want to do while you're there.
While you're in town, you may choose to stay with us... at The Sampson - Orange, but wherever you stay, make sure you book early - the town will sell out fast.
You can fill each day with activity, or just chill out and enjoy the buzz in the town.
During Orange FOOD Week... Orange is THE place to be!