2018 Bingara Orange Festival
07/07/2018

Happy Days. 2018 Bingara Orange FestivalThe Bingara Orange Festival is one of the highlights on the Bingara calendar and every year is seems to get bigger and better and there’s always something for everyone.

This year as part of the festival The Roxy will come alive with the sights and the sounds of the 50s & 60s Rock n Roll era. Don’t miss the retro café, old time movies and rock n roll dance lessons as part of the festivities.

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Bingara Orange FestivalThis year’s annual Bingara Regional Australia Bank Orange Festival will have festival goers dancing in the street as the event takes on a “Happy Days” theme, celebrating the nostalgia and music of the 50’s and 60’s.

For over half a century the community of Bingara has celebrated its Orange Trees. Planted as a living memorial to Bingara’s fallen in World Wars I and II, the trees and the annual harvesting of the fruit by the local school children (the orange police) happens on only one day of the year.

The Festival which started in 1998 has now become an important part of Bingara’s Orange Tree Memorial tradition. This year’s festival is a must see for those who love rock n roll and the 50’s and 60s era, with screenings of 50’s and 60s’ show reels in the historic Roxy Theatre, retro stalls and fashion parade, car displays, rock n roll music, dance demonstrations and kids entertainment.

This year’s orange picking will take place on Friday 6th July with the festival the following day on Saturday 7th July.


Proposed Program

Saturday 30th June

8.00pm You’re Never Too Old To Rock n Roll
The Bingara RSL Club, 46 Finch St
This wonderful live performance will get you in the mood for the for the festival as the incredible vocal talents of Mike Winkworth brings to life the music of the 50’s and 60’s.  This show will take you back to the good old days when rock was young and so were we.

Friday 6th July

Hairspray

12.00pm The Annual Bingara Orange Picking
Bingara RSL Club, 46 Finch St
Take part in this much loved Bingara tradition which pays respect to the town’s fallen soldiers and celebrates our freedom.

‘Sew Much More’ Quilt Show
Friday 6th and Saturday 7th July – 9am to 3pm
The Bingara Emporium (Cnr Maitland St & Cunningham St)
Quilts, bags, toys soft furnishings and so much more on display. A gold coin entry with proceeds going towards the local school boys’ Fiji representative team.
Enquires please call 0427 682 811

6.30pm ‘Hairspray’ movie night
The Roxy Theatre, 74 Maitland St
Have the time of your life at this fun filled night of singing and dancing!
Hot dogs, ice cream sodas, milkshakes and other hot food available to purchase at the Roxy café from 5.00pm with the movie commencing at 7.00pm.
All tickets $8.00

Saturday 7th July

9.00am – 3.00pm Orange Festival
This year’s festival will feature stalls, kid’s entertainment, classic car displays, loads of live entertainment and action on the main stage, and regular screenings of 50’s and 60’s show reels in the historic Roxy Theatre.

Stall holders please download Stall holder Application form:

To enter a float in the parade please download registration form

Hot Dog Eating CompetitionMain Stage

  • 10.00am Festival open and Willoughby exchange presentations
  • 10.15am Darlin’ and the Midnight Delights
  • 10.45am Shelley Minson and Band with dance demonstrations by Marcia and the Rock n Roll Dancers
  • 11.15am Darlin’ and the Midnight Delights
  • 11.45am Retro ‘Fashions of the Festival’ with music by Darlin’ and the Midnight Delights
    Pop on your Poodle skirt or brush off your Bobby socks and enter the ‘Fashions of the Festival’ at this year’s Regional Australia Bank Bingara Orange Festival. Contestants can nominate at the main stage or be selected by one of our discerning fashion scouts on the day.
  • 12.00pm Hot Dog eating competition
    Entries are now being taken for the 2018 Regional Australia Bank Bingara Orange Festival Hot Dog Eating competition. For details download the flyer.

  • 12.15pm Bee Hive Hairdo demonstration by Pally Styles
  • 12.30pm School performances by the Bingara Preschool, Bingara Central School and Bingara Physical Culture
  • 12.50pm Shelley Minson and Band
  • 1.15pm Dance demonstrations by Marcia and the Rock n Roll Dancers accompanied by Shelly Minson and Band
  • 1.30pm – 2.15pm Darlin’ and the Midnight Delights
  • 2.00pm Orange Festival Grand Parade
  • 2.30pm Announcement of the Parade winner and entertainment by Darling and the Midnight delights
  • 3.00pm Festival Close

Street Attractions

10.00am – 3.00pm Kids Zone
Cunningham St between the IGA Park and The Regional Australia Bank– A $15 pass allows kids to play all day on the amusement rides. There will be the 3 Way Bungee Tramp, Rock Wall, Chair O Plane, Kids Gym and Giant Inflatable Slide.

11.30am and 12.30pm – Rock n Roll Dance Lessons
The Bingara Civic Centre (29 Maitland St)
Get ready to shake, rattle and roll at our fun and easy rock n roll dance classes.

Roxy Theatre
The Roxy will be screening retro and vintage footage, documentaries, news reals and TV shows all day every hour at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

‘Sew Much More’ Quilt Show
The Bingara Emporium (Cnr Maitland St & Cunningham St)
9.00am to 3.00pm Friday 6th and Saturday 7th July

Quilts, bags, toys soft furnishings and so much more on display. A gold coin entry with proceeds going towards the local school boys’ Fiji representative team.
Enquires please call 0427 682 811

9.00am to 3.00pm Classic Car Displays
Maitland St
Displays of classic cars will be on show in Maitland St between the Roxy Theatre and the Bingara IGA. For any car owners or clubs interested in participating please contact the Bingara Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6724 0066

4.30pm til 11.00pm Barefoot bowls and disco dancing
The Bingara Sporting Club 8 Bombelli St
4.30pm Barefoot bowls
5.30pm Kids Disco
7.30pm Adult Disco
BBQ and Chinese food available

For more information on any of the events or to get involved with the festival please contact the Bingara Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6724 0066