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Canowindra International Balloon Challenge

Orange Visitor & Travel Guide

Each year the skies above Canowindra come alive with the roar of the burners and visual spectacular provided when mass hot air balloons take flight in competition, joy and commercial flying.

During the Canowindra Balloon Challenge, the town receives over 10 thousand visitors to see the balloons. The wide open spaces, ideal weather conditions, and friendly local people make this an ideal area for hot air ballooning.

The event in 2018 will be run over 8 days during the NSW school holidays, 21st to 29th April 2018.

Canowindra Challenge Incorporated
752 Longs Corner Road Canowindra NSW 2804
Email canowindrachallenge@gmail.com
www.canowindrachallenge.org.au
Ph 1300 908 825
Event Location: Canowindra Showground, 199 Rodd Street Canowindra NSW 2804

 

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ORANGE TRAVEL GUIDE

Orange Visitor and Travel Guide. Visit Orange NSW and celebrate the region’s wine and food. Find out here about what to see and do and where to eat and stay. Art Gallery, Bed and Breakfast, Cafes and Coffee Shops, Caravan Parks, Events, Festivals, Guesthouses, Gardens, History, Holiday Cottages, Holiday Parks, Holidays, Hotels, National Parks, Markets, Motels, Museums, Produce, Restaurants, Self Catering, Services, Serviced Apartments, Shopping, Tourism, Tourist Guide, Tours and Drives,Travel, Villages, Wine, Wine Tasting, Wineries. Blayney, Canowindra, Carcoar, Molong, Millthorpe, Ophir, Mount Canobolas, Lake Canobolas, Orange Botanic Gardens, Conimbla National Park, Weddin Mountains National Park. Read More about “ORANGE TRAVEL GUIDE”

Journeys around NSW

  • The region has over 46 wineries and cellar doors for you to visit. Here we showcase some of the cool climate wines that are making the region famous. At many cellars doors, you will be able to meet the winemaker and hear of their passion for their wine and of our region. They will explain how our unique combination of altitude, cool climate, soils and topography provides Orange Region wines a unique point of difference.
  • It has attracted the rich and famous and those looking to escape life on the coast. Over the years it has welcomed Banjo Paterson, Henry Lawson, Fred Hollows and Dame Mary Durack and many more. You should see why!
  • Visit NSW and discover the states cities, towns and regions. Sydney Visitor Guide, Orange Region Visitor Guide, Bathurst Visitor Guide, North Coast, South Coast, Hunter, Central Coast and Country. Accommodation, events, shopping restaurants and more.
  • I don’t know if it is the altitude or the attitude but food does taste better in Orange. And if you marry your taste buds to a local wine such as Colmar Pinot Gris or a Brangayne Shiraz you will be in for a great food experience.
  • In Orange city and in the region, there are a plethora of amazing cafes. Some have recently opened, and there are many more on the horizon and the best of the original pioneers just get better.

Australian National Field Days

Orange Visitor & Travel Guide

The Australian National Field Days (ANFD) is the oldest annual agricultural exhibition in the country. Established in 1952, the ANFD continues to offer visitors a unique insight into the future of agriculture with the commitment to Advancing Australian Agriculture. More than 600 exhibitors travel to the Borenore site (15kms west of Orange, NSW) from all over Australia and internationally to display their products and services during the three-day event.

Australian National Field Days
563 Borenore Rd Borenore NSW 2800
Ph 02 6362 1588
Email info@anfd.com.au
www.anfd.com.au

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Orange Visitor and Travel Guide. Visit Orange NSW and celebrate the region’s wine and food. Find out here about what to see and do and where to eat and stay. Art Gallery, Bed and Breakfast, Cafes and Coffee Shops, Caravan Parks, Events, Festivals, Guesthouses, Gardens, History, Holiday Cottages, Holiday Parks, Holidays, Hotels, National Parks, Markets, Motels, Museums, Produce, Restaurants, Self Catering, Services, Serviced Apartments, Shopping, Tourism, Tourist Guide, Tours and Drives,Travel, Villages, Wine, Wine Tasting, Wineries. Blayney, Canowindra, Carcoar, Molong, Millthorpe, Ophir, Mount Canobolas, Lake Canobolas, Orange Botanic Gardens, Conimbla National Park, Weddin Mountains National Park. Read More about “ORANGE TRAVEL GUIDE”

Journeys around NSW

  • The region has over 46 wineries and cellar doors for you to visit. Here we showcase some of the cool climate wines that are making the region famous. At many cellars doors, you will be able to meet the winemaker and hear of their passion for their wine and of our region. They will explain how our unique combination of altitude, cool climate, soils and topography provides Orange Region wines a unique point of difference.
  • It has attracted the rich and famous and those looking to escape life on the coast. Over the years it has welcomed Banjo Paterson, Henry Lawson, Fred Hollows and Dame Mary Durack and many more. You should see why!
  • Visit NSW and discover the states cities, towns and regions. Sydney Visitor Guide, Orange Region Visitor Guide, Bathurst Visitor Guide, North Coast, South Coast, Hunter, Central Coast and Country. Accommodation, events, shopping restaurants and more.
  • I don’t know if it is the altitude or the attitude but food does taste better in Orange. And if you marry your taste buds to a local wine such as Colmar Pinot Gris or a Brangayne Shiraz you will be in for a great food experience.
  • In Orange city and in the region, there are a plethora of amazing cafes. Some have recently opened, and there are many more on the horizon and the best of the original pioneers just get better.

ORANGE WINE FESTIVAL

Orange Visitor & Travel Guide

ORANGE WINE FESTIVAL

Orange Wine Festival - October 2019

The Orange Wine Festival celebrates the region's wines and its producers.
The festival will have over 90 events including Orange Wine Show Tasting, Wine in the Vines, The Vino Express and the Festival Night Market as well as range of events provided by the region's producers and restaurateurs.

Key events
Orange Wine Show Tasting
Wine and Food Night Market
Over 60 stalls with award-winning wines from the Orange Wine Region and paired with the finest cuisine prepared by local chefs and cooks using local produce.

The Vino Express - Train package from Sydney
The festival’s latest signature event an exclusive and all-inclusive packaged weekend of premium wine and food experiences in Orange. Includes 2 nights accommodation, sparkling Vino Express breakfast, behind-the-scenes wine tastings at cellar doors, local fine-dining experiences, a bonfire BBQ and more. You'll need to book the moment tickets are available.

Wine in the Vines
Be driven on a day tour to meet the region's winemakers and be given an exclusive insight into how some of Orange’s best cool climate grapes go from vine to wine. Tour includes brunch, lunch, matching wines, transfers and a bottle of the local wine.

More information at www.brandorange.com.au/orange-nsw/orangewinefestival

See also ORANGE WINERIES

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Orange Visitor and Travel Guide. Visit Orange NSW and celebrate the region’s wine and food. Find out here about what to see and do and where to eat and stay. Art Gallery, Bed and Breakfast, Cafes and Coffee Shops, Caravan Parks, Events, Festivals, Guesthouses, Gardens, History, Holiday Cottages, Holiday Parks, Holidays, Hotels, National Parks, Markets, Motels, Museums, Produce, Restaurants, Self Catering, Services, Serviced Apartments, Shopping, Tourism, Tourist Guide, Tours and Drives,Travel, Villages, Wine, Wine Tasting, Wineries. Blayney, Canowindra, Carcoar, Molong, Millthorpe, Ophir, Mount Canobolas, Lake Canobolas, Orange Botanic Gardens, Conimbla National Park, Weddin Mountains National Park. Read More about “ORANGE TRAVEL GUIDE”

Journeys around NSW

  • The region has over 46 wineries and cellar doors for you to visit. Here we showcase some of the cool climate wines that are making the region famous. At many cellars doors, you will be able to meet the winemaker and hear of their passion for their wine and of our region. They will explain how our unique combination of altitude, cool climate, soils and topography provides Orange Region wines a unique point of difference.
  • It has attracted the rich and famous and those looking to escape life on the coast. Over the years it has welcomed Banjo Paterson, Henry Lawson, Fred Hollows and Dame Mary Durack and many more. You should see why!
  • Visit NSW and discover the states cities, towns and regions. Sydney Visitor Guide, Orange Region Visitor Guide, Bathurst Visitor Guide, North Coast, South Coast, Hunter, Central Coast and Country. Accommodation, events, shopping restaurants and more.
  • I don’t know if it is the altitude or the attitude but food does taste better in Orange. And if you marry your taste buds to a local wine such as Colmar Pinot Gris or a Brangayne Shiraz you will be in for a great food experience.
  • In Orange city and in the region, there are a plethora of amazing cafes. Some have recently opened, and there are many more on the horizon and the best of the original pioneers just get better.

Orange Region Events

Orange Visitor & Travel Guide

ORANGE REGION EVENTS

FEATURED EVENTS
   

EVENTS ALL YEAR
Wentworth Gold Mine Open Day - First weekend 10am to 2.30pm. Lucknow
Orange Region Farmers Market - Second Saturday 8.30am to 12.30pm. Various locations
Miniature Train Rides - Second Saturday 1pm to 5pm. Matthews Park Orange
Bird Walk at Botanic Gardens - First Sunday from 8.30am. Orange Botanic Gardens, North Orange
Orange Jazz Club - First Sunday 2pm to 5pm
Mooorbel Markets - First Saturday 8am to 12pm.
Canowindra Produce & Craft Markets - Third Saturday 9am to 12pm. Cumnock
 
JANUARY
Wentworth Main Mine Open Day Mitchell Highway Lucknow Ph 026393 8170 Email museum@oange.nsw.gov.au www.wentworthmine.orangemuseum.com.au Open first Saturday and Sunday of each month 10 am to 2.30 pm Entry Adults $2.00. Children, students and pensioners free.
Orange Region Farmers Market North Court behind Orange Regional Art Gallery, 149 Byng St, Orange Ph 0418 654 226 Email manager@orangefarmersmarket.org.au www.orangefarmersmarket.org.au www.facebook.com/OrangeFarmersMarketNSW/ 2nd Saturday of each month 8.30am to 12noon Entry gold coin donation.
Carcoar Village Fair www.carcoarvillage.com/carcoar-australia-day-fair Entry $2
Orange and District Picnic Races
Australia Day Celebrations - Various locations
 
FEBRUARY


Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival

www.visitorange.com.au/whats-on/festivals/banjo-paterson-australian-poetry-festival
Orange and the 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.
Various locations


Gnoo Blas Classic Car Show
Sir Jack Brabham Park Orange
Denis Gregory Ph 02 6362 2840 or 0417 445 426
www.gnooblas.com/category/events
Food and soft drinks are available on site. There will also be a courtesy bus running on the hour to take people into Orange to shop or look at the sights.


Wentworth Main Mine Open Day
Mitchell Highway Lucknow
Ph 026393 8170
Email museum@oange.nsw.gov.au
www.wentworthmine.orangemuseum.com.au
Open first Saturday and Sunday of each month 10 am to 2.30 pm
Entry Adults $2.00. Children, students and pensioners free.


Orange Region Farmers Market
North Court behind Orange Regional Art Gallery, 149 Byng St, Orange
Ph 0418 654 226
Email manager@orangefarmersmarket.org.au
www.orangefarmersmarket.org.au
www.facebook.com/OrangeFarmersMarketNSW/
2nd Saturday of each month 8.30am to 12noon.
Entry gold coin donation.

MARCH
Wentworth Main Mine Open Day Mitchell Highway Lucknow Ph 026393 8170 Email museum@oange.nsw.gov.au www.wentworthmine.orangemuseum.com.au Open first Saturday and Sunday of each month 10 am to 2.30 pm Entry Adults $2.00. Children, students and pensioners free.
Orange Region Farmers Market North Court behind Orange Regional Art Gallery, 149 Byng St, Orange Ph 0418 654 226 Email manager@orangefarmersmarket.org.au www.orangefarmersmarket.org.au www.facebook.com/OrangeFarmersMarketNSW/ 2nd Saturday of each month 8.30am to 12noon. Entry gold coin donation. Orange Brass Band Celebration - Orange www.cityoforangebrassband.com
Great Volcanic Mountain Challenge - Orange www.greatvolcanic.org
Blayney Show - Blayney www.facebook.com/BlayneyShow
Cumnock Show - Cumnock www.cumnockshow.com.au
Orange Bird Sale - Orange www.orangebirdsale.com
Veterans Golf Annual Tournament - Orange www.golforange.com.au
Millamolong Polo Carnival - Mandurama www.millamolong.com.au
NSW Sheep Dog Trials - Molong www.facebook.com/molongsheepdogworkers
Carcoar Art Week - Carcoar www.carcoar.com.au/news-events/carcoar-art-experience
Textures of One - Annual Art Exhibition, Blayney texturesofone.com.au
 
APRIL
FOOD Week - Various locations More...
Orange Brass Band, Cook Park Free Recital - Orange www.cityoforangebrassband.com
Orange Show - Orange
Orange Gold Cup - Orange
Anzac Day Services - Various locations
Millthorpe Markets - Millthorpe
Canowindra Balloon Challenge - Canowindra
Canowindra@home Long Lunch - Canowindra
B@B Cyclo (Blayney to Bathurst) - Blayney
100 Mile Dinner - Molong
 
MAY
Orange Brass Band, Cook Park Free Recital - Orange www.cityoforangebrassband.com
Orange Apple Festival - Various locations
Eugowra Mural Weekend - Eugowra
Yoeval Show - Yoeval
 
JUNE

Antique Fair - Orange


Music and Museum Day - Carcoar
 
JULY

Quick Shear Competition - Yoeval


 

AUGUST
Orange Winter Fire Festival - first weekend in August
Orange Eisteddfod - Orange (Extends into September)
Molong Players Annual Review - Molong
Carcoar Museum Open Day - Caroar
 
SEPTEMBER
City of Orange Golf Championship - Orange
Canowindra Show - Canowindra
Eugowra Show - Eugowra
Cudal Show - Cudal
Meet U in Molong & Molong Show - Molong
Manildra Show - Manildra
Orange Eisteddfod - Orange (Starts in August)
 
OCTOBER

ORANGE WINE FESTIVAL
Mid October  - Various locations


Orange Brass Band, Cook Park Free Recital - Orange
www.cityoforangebrassband.com


Veterans Golf Championships - Orange


Australian National Field Days - Borenore


Annual Wool & Horse Festival - Trunkey Creek


Carcoar Show - Carcoar


Harness Racing 'Carnival of Cups' - Eugowra


Neville Show & Fair - Neville


 

NOVEMBER
Orange Brass Band, Cook Park Free Recital - Orange www.cityoforangebrassband.com
Orange Dragon Boat Regatta - Orange
Champion Dog Show - Orange
Wool Shearing Championships & Open Day - Errowanbang Carcoar
NSW Senior Long Track Motorcycling Championships - Blayney
Millthorpe Garden Ramble Open Gardens - Millthorpe www.millthorpevillage.com.au/events
Running Festival - Carcoar
 
DECEMBER

Orange Brass Band, Cook Park Free Recital - Orange
www.cityoforangebrassband.com


Garlic Harvest Festival - Orange


Millthorpe Markets - Millthorpe


Carols by Candlelight - Orange and Blayney


NYE Under the Stars - Orange


 

 


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ORANGE TRAVEL GUIDE

Orange Visitor and Travel Guide. Visit Orange NSW and celebrate the region’s wine and food. Find out here about what to see and do and where to eat and stay. Art Gallery, Bed and Breakfast, Cafes and Coffee Shops, Caravan Parks, Events, Festivals, Guesthouses, Gardens, History, Holiday Cottages, Holiday Parks, Holidays, Hotels, National Parks, Markets, Motels, Museums, Produce, Restaurants, Self Catering, Services, Serviced Apartments, Shopping, Tourism, Tourist Guide, Tours and Drives,Travel, Villages, Wine, Wine Tasting, Wineries. Blayney, Canowindra, Carcoar, Molong, Millthorpe, Ophir, Mount Canobolas, Lake Canobolas, Orange Botanic Gardens, Conimbla National Park, Weddin Mountains National Park. Read More about “ORANGE TRAVEL GUIDE”

Journeys around NSW

  • The region has over 46 wineries and cellar doors for you to visit. Here we showcase some of the cool climate wines that are making the region famous. At many cellars doors, you will be able to meet the winemaker and hear of their passion for their wine and of our region. They will explain how our unique combination of altitude, cool climate, soils and topography provides Orange Region wines a unique point of difference.
  • It has attracted the rich and famous and those looking to escape life on the coast. Over the years it has welcomed Banjo Paterson, Henry Lawson, Fred Hollows and Dame Mary Durack and many more. You should see why!
  • Visit NSW and discover the states cities, towns and regions. Sydney Visitor Guide, Orange Region Visitor Guide, Bathurst Visitor Guide, North Coast, South Coast, Hunter, Central Coast and Country. Accommodation, events, shopping restaurants and more.
  • I don’t know if it is the altitude or the attitude but food does taste better in Orange. And if you marry your taste buds to a local wine such as Colmar Pinot Gris or a Brangayne Shiraz you will be in for a great food experience.
  • In Orange city and in the region, there are a plethora of amazing cafes. Some have recently opened, and there are many more on the horizon and the best of the original pioneers just get better.
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