Orange in New South Wales is in many ways an idyllic town. A popular tourist destination and a thriving retirement community, people around the country and the world flock here for the beautiful scenes and exciting events that take place all year.
That’s why you should consider Orange NSW in your next set of travel plans. From farmers’ markets to wine festivals, there’s no shortage of once-a-year celebrations to make any trip to Orange a memorable one.
Berry Patch Arts Festival – January 12
Located close to the Orange airport, Huntley Berry Farm hosts the annual Berry Patch Arts Festival. Here you can peruse through the offerings of dozens of local artists and potentially buy local artwork.
You are also able to see the beautiful grounds of Huntley Berry Farm. Dancing between two facets of the local economy, you’re sure to leave with a slice of Orange NSW in your heart and your hands.
Family Fun Days at Duntryleague – January 20 (monthly)
The beautiful estate at Duntryleague is an astounding example of Orange’s beautiful local architecture. In recent years, it has become a veritable wonderland for children, rife with games, activities, and food.
Activities include an inflatable obstacle course, kid’s minigolf, and tons of games to keep the tykes busy for hours. There’s also a snack bar and kid’s menu to keep the bellies full and energy high.
Orange Farmers Market
Held on the second Saturday of every month, the Orange Farmers Market is a great way to enjoy fresh produce, meet tons of new locals, and potentially make new friends.
But farmers markets are not just places to buy locally-grown food. Craftsmen, artists, and musicians often frequent the farmers markets to perform and sell their wares.
Australia’s national holiday, here is almost no corner of the country that doesn’t celebrate Australia Day. Commemorating the first landing of British ships in the eighteenth century, even quiet Orange NSW is brimming with activity.
Head to any or Orange’s parks and you’ll find barbeques, dancing, and music. Go to any pub and you’ll find a party – tons of patrons, most with the day off imbibing and eating all day. Orange truly turns into a massive party on Australia Day.
The Orange Running Festival
Are you a runner? How about an avid powerwalker, or someone looking to challenge themselves? You may want to check out the Orange Running Festival.
A yearly celebration of fitness, community, and above all running, the Orange running Festival is a massive collection of big and small races, with different races for all ages and skill levels. There’s also the usual fanfare that accompanies marathons, except bigger.
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