Anything related to cheese fondue is worthy of a PSA, so you’re most welcome for this profoundly detailed invitation to what really is, the ultimate wine and food lover’s dream.
Orange, your go-to winter weekend getaway spot, is hosting the ultimate food and wine festival and you’re gonna wanna pack your fuzzy socks in an overnight bag ASAP. Think melted cheese sambos, open fires, live music and aesthetic AF, designated nom nom areas (?!).
It’s called Fire Festival and it’s happening in the cute little NSW rural town of Orange from August 2-4. The Orange Winter Fire Festival is host to winemakers, restauranteurs and artisan makers from Orange and surrounding areas.
The three-day festival will offer guests a totally wholesome, winter experience featuring everything from bonfire events, char-grilled feasts, campfire cooking, fireside reading and award-winning wines.
Some of the festival highlights include:
Millthorpe Night Markets: Free to attend, vendors this year will include Fresh Fodder soups, Second Mouse cheese toasties, beers from Beekeepers Inn and wine from Cumulus, Rikard, Twisted River, Antonio’s and Slow Wine Co.
Winter at Heifer Station: Spend a perfect winter afternoon with a bonfire at Heifer Station Wines on Saturday 3 August – glasses of wine and rustic mugs of goulash, while children devour cheese toasties, hot chocolate and fire-toasted marshmallows.
Fondue by the fire (!!!!): Dip into melted cheese fondue as you snuggle up by the fire at Rowlee Wines with a glass of wine. 12pm 3-4 August for $45 per person.
Fire it up: Soak up a night of music, light and art as Orange’s cultural centre, The Building, is transformed into a winter performance and visual arts hub on Friday 2 August. Featuring performances by ARIA-award winning songwriter Mike Carr and local musicians Kyle Manning and Amy Viola. Tickets are $50 per person.
Rally your friends for the ultimate winter getaway, or inform your loved ones to keep a spot in the calendar free. Grab tix for the Orange Winter Fire Festival here.