Orange Apple Festival
Come and celebrate the Orange District's rich history of being an apple growing region. The inaugural Orange Apple Festival featuring all things apples will run from Friday May 10 to Sunday May 12, 2013.
Celebrate all things Apples - our region, its history, as an orchard area and the fruit itself.
Apples in May
Lesley Russell cooks up an apple storm
Local Chef Lesley Russell from Orange Regional Cooking School will conduct cooking classes with apple inspired dishes www.learntocook.com.au
Lunch & Dinner at TAFE
LUNCH at TAFE: Mon 6th & Tues 7th in the Restaurant $30pp for a 3 course meal
DINNER AT TAFE: Wed 8th in the Bistro $12pp for a 2 course meal.
Bookings essential, call Naomi 6391 5657.
Apple on the green
Duntryleague Golf will hold a competition where golfers will be challenged to hit golf balls closest to the apple on the green.
Orange Art Society
Exhibition of apple paintings. Orange Cultural Centre, Sale Street.
Visit a local grower or find Orange apples at the following stockists:
Fresh on Woodward, Hillside Orchard, Harris Farm Markets, A Slice of Orange or Totally Local or many of the farm gates and Orchards in the Orange Region.
Friday 10th May
Schools are currently planning activities. This year we are introducing 'The Big Crunch' where children across the district will strive to ‘set a record’ to eat apples at the same time.
Bed & Breakfast and motels will be displaying Apples in bowls at reception and on the pillow in rooms as a welcome gesture to highlight the Festival.
Restaurants & cafes are offering menus throughout the festival where apples will feature as the ‘hero’ ingredient on the plate and in the glass.
Look out for apples and apple pies, jams and chutneys for sale, an Art Exhibition by the Orange Art Society and a VIP High Tea in the Orange City Centre through the day from 11am.
Heritage Apple Walk. Meet at Borrodell on the Mount. 11am $10pp. Enquiries & Bookings Borry Gartrell 6365 342 or 0418 865 217.
High Tea at Café Patisserie Anna 11am – 5pm $25pp. Bookings 6391 5933 or 0401 933 406
Apple on your pillow
People who stay in Orange at selected accommodation places will have an apple on their pillow to celebrate the weekend!
Find an apple surprise when resting at the following accommodation: Leloma B&B, Serenity Studio, Boissy B&B, Lakeview Luxury Cabins, Ophir Gold B&B, Clifton Gardens, Millthorpe B&B, Black Sheep Inn, Camellia Cottage, Colour City Apartments, Cleveland B&B, Duntryleague, Old Convent, Arancia B&B, Melview Greens, Ibis Styles Orange, Cole House, No 52, de Russie Suite Orange, Summer Street East Apartments, Central Caleula Motor Lodge, Greentrees Guest House, Quality Inn Ambassador, Sundowner Orange, Turners Lodge, Mid City Motor Lodge, Orange Motor Lodge, Town Square Motal, West End Motor Lodge, Templers Mill
Saturday 11th May
Orchard Walk & Morning Tea
10.30am with Reg Kidd and enjoy morning tea with The Friends of the Botanic Gardens. $5.00pp. Bookings 0425 259 350
Orange Region Farmers Market: 8.30am to 12.30pm
- Apple Bobbing – on the half hour Starting at 9am – finishing with the 12 noon 'bob'. Limited to 10 spots.
- Apple Cider tasting
- Whitey's (Apple) Pies at The Chef's Table from 9.30-10.30
- The Produce Bags for sale with Willa Arantz's Apple design.
- Live Music from the Orange Regional Conservatorium
Sunday 12th May
Orange Apple Festival Fun Run
at the Pinnacle (3km, 5km, 10km. 9am start (meet at 8.45am) More details www.orangerunners.com.au or Frank Ostini 0417 436633
Orchard and Packing Shed Tour
10am. Visit a local apple orchardist, walk through the apple orchards, see a packing shed in action, taste apples straight off the tree. Bus departs Cook Park (Kite Street) 10.00am & returns noon to Cook Park. Cost: donation to the growers – $5 per person / $15 per family Bookings 0425 259 350
Heritage Apple Walk
Borrodell on the Mount. 11am $10pp. Enquiries & Bookings to Borry Gartrell 6365 342 or 0418 865 217.
High Tea @ Highland Heritage
11am – 3pm $25 per adult and $15 per child includes complimentary glass of champagne on arrival Bookings: 6361 3054
Mother's Day Lunches
Our local restaurants are serving up apple inspired dishes.
Participating eateries include: Anything Grows, Bensons, Union Bank, Bills Beans, Bistro Ceello, Racine Restaurant, Red Chili Deli, Delish, Old Mill Cafe, Eighteen 70, Factory Espresso, The Green Apple, Cafe Neon, Duntryleague, Highland Heritage, Lolli Redini, Patisserie Anna, Pips, Anson Teahouse, Mary Jane's, ProvVista, Racine Bakery, Roberts Bakery, Cafe Latte, Scrumptious, Byng Street Local Store, Dotted 8, Sisters Rock, Sweet Sour Salt, Beekeepers Inn, Taste Canowindra, The Borenore Store, The Mills Cafe, CoCo's, Barefoot Wholefoods, Tonic, A Slice of Orange, Totally Local, Whiteys Pies, Hardback Cafe, Teahouse - the tea specialty shop
Supporting the Festival in the lead up or week following
Cooking with Lesley Russell – Baking Class Thursday 9th May 10.00am – 12noon $35 pp, includes coffee by Bills Beans & lots of chatting. Learn to make a delicious afternoon tea cake plus the best apple tart, apple crumble cake & apple crostata. Bookings: 0401 063 042
TAFE lunch & Dinners with Apples Mon 13th & Tues 14th May 6pm for 6.30pm 3 course meal $30pp. Wed 15th 12.noon $12pp. Bookings Essential to TAFE (Naomi) 6391 5657
We look forward to seeing you involved.