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Australia's longest-running regional food festival

Orange F.O.O.D Week is returning for a ten-day extravaganza this Autumn! Regarded as one of Australia's most loved food and wine festivals, Orange F.O.O.D is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2021 with its signature events rolled out in a COVID-Safe format. Tickets are now on sale through and selling fast!


Orange F.O.O.D Week is Australia's longest-running regional food festival and has been acclaimed as one of Australia's top ten food festivals. This year's event will take place from Friday 9th April to Sunday 18th April 2021 and proudly showcases the Orange region's diverse and high-quality food and wine.

The jam-packed program includes 6 signature events complemented with over 90 satellite events hosted at local restaurants and cellar doors. Come and discover the phenomenal growth of Orange's food and wine scene and meet the region's heroes - passionate farmers and innovative local chefs, cooks, restaurateurs and caterers.

F.O.O.D Week has both free and ticketed events on offer; below are the F.O.O.D Week 2020 Signature Events:

  • The Sampson Street Lunch (Saturday April 10th)

    Enjoy a long table lunch under the canopy of Plane trees in all their autumnal glory. The Sampson Street Lunch is a unique celebration bringing together some of Orange's gastronomic icons who have contributed so much over the last 30 years; Michael Manners, Simonne Hawke, Tony Worland, Josie Chapman and Lesley Russell.

    The FOOD Week Committee will set the table, our region's chefs will be in the kitchen, local produce on a plate and our region vineyards in a glass. A truly amazing opportunity to mark the 30-year celebration of Australia's longest-running regional food festival.


  • The 30th Anniversary Dinner (Monday, April 12th)

    To celebrate the 30th year and acknowledge the impact that F.O.O.D Week has for Orange and its district, fine dining and the nurturing of talented young chefs, five of Orange's outstanding younger chefs will present the 30th Anniversary F.O.O.D Week Dinner. Richard Learmonth, Ruben Lopez, Dom Aboud, Lily Hahn-Stevens & Chris Tudor - the best of our local young guns - will present the best of our local produce, accompanied by the best of Orange's cool-climate local wine - naturally!


  • F.O.O.D HQ (daily throughout the festival)

    Visit F.O.O.D HQ to learn what's on for the week, get help with last minute tickets and availability, and enter the draw to win a Producer's Hamper of local produce and wine. Operating daily out of the Orange Visitor Information Centre.


  • 'Meet The Producer' Workshops (April 12th 16th)

    Let us shine the light on our regional producers at this series of show, tell and taste workshops that highlight the iconic flavour profiles of the Orange region!

    Hear their stories, learn secret recipe tricks and tips, and enjoy tastings from the producers with a glass of Prosecco from See Saw Wines!

  • April 12th: Chicken & Saffron with Carbeen Pastured Products, and Saffron from Argyle Saffron.

  • April 13th: Apples & Pork with Thornbrook Orchard, and Pork from Trunkey Creek

  • April 14th: High Tea with Sophie Hansen, with afternoon tea from Sweet Treats Connection and celebrated author Sophie Hansen sharing a recipe from her new book 'In Good Company'

  • April 15th: Cheese & Honey with cheese from Second Mouse Cheese Co., and honey from the Lockwood family, who have been producing honey in the region for 35 years

  • April 16th: Chestnuts & Chocolate with chestnuts from Brittle Jacks Chestnut Farm, and chocolate from Chocolate on Purpose

  • Sunday Producers Market & Brunch (Sunday, April 18th)

    Farewell the festival in style as you stroll through the producer's markets in the shade of spectacular heritage of Cook Park. Enjoy brunch prepared by the region's chefs, and meet and greet the producers as you taste and purchase their locally grown produce to take home with you.

    You can view the full program of events here.

    Orange is just a 3.5 hour drive from Sydney and a 3 hour drive from Canberra. It is well-serviced by rail and bus and has a local airport for 1 hour direct daily flights from Sydney.

    Start planning your visit today by visiting Tickets are now on sale for selected events and early bookings are encouraged.

    Discover all that Orange region has to offer during F.O.O.D Week 2021. For more information on what's on, please visit:




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    When: Friday 9 Sunday 18 April 2021
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