Happy Days in Bingara

May 18, 2017

Brush off your bobby socks and get ready to jump and jive!

This year, Bingara’s favourite festival becomes the Regional Australia Bank Bingara Orange Festival, and 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 popular 50’s themed television program, ‘Happy Days’ in the historic Roxy Theatre, retro stalls and fashion parade, car displays, rock n roll music, dance demonstrations and kids entertainment.

2017 marks the first year Regional Australia Bank have sponsored the event and they are delighted to be part of the festival.

“We are proud to be part of such a vibrant festival that brings together the community and in particular a festival that all ages can enjoy and be involved in” says Alex Ribeiro, Inverell Branch Manager, Regional Australia Bank.

This year’s orange picking will take place on Friday June 30 with the festival the following day on Saturday July 1.

For more information please contact the Bingara Information Centre on 02 6724 0066 or Bingara Orange Festival Page.