You can feel the excitement in the air as you take a walk along Maitland Street, and with two fantastic days of entertainment looming, it’s easy to see why.
Local shops have got into the spirit of Orange Festival, with the colour orange very much to the fore in shop windows.
The festivities get underway at 10am on Friday with the Orange Picnic Races at Junction Park. There will be lots of activities for the whole family including racing Bingara oranges along the Gwydir River.
Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a great day out. For more information contact Suzy Webber on 0427 241 931.
The activities really ramp up on Saturday with the 2013 Bingara Orange Festival.
Entertainment will consist of live music from the Gwydir Concert Band followed by Hoi Polloi, roaming street entertainment from Dangerboy and Signor Pedigrosso’s Flea Circus.
There will be something for everyone with lots of market stalls along Maitland Street, vintage cars on display and oranges everywhere!
The first annual Long Lunch will take place in Cunningham Street adjacent to the Roxy Café and trade-training kitchen.
Chefs from local pubs and clubs will each prepare a course for the delicious three-course meal. Get a group together and join the fun. Bookings for the long lunch are essential and can be made at www.roxybingara.com.au or by phoning Canada02 6724 0066.
A parade will get underway at 2pm, marshalling at the museum end of Maitland Street from 1:30pm.
To finish off a fun filled day, don’t miss the Gwydir River Rats Reserve Grade kicking off at Gwydir Oval after the parade.
Singnor Pedigrosso’s Fleas Circus
Just one of the entertainments arranged for the Orange Festival, flea circuses were first advertised as early as 1833 in England. Now, there are very few such circuses, with Signor Pedigrosso’s being the only one operating in Australasia.
The circus is a suitcase which opens up to reveal a miniature circus.
Entertainment for everyone!
For more information on The Bingara Orange Festival please contact Tracey Carr:
Tel: 0427 640 478 or