Come Wassailing with us at the Canobolas Dance Hall – Orange Winter Fire Festival 2019
Join Bite Riot cherries and apples, See Saw wine and Pioneer Brewing Co. beer for an evening of wassailing at the Canobolas Dance Hall. Enjoy bonfires and local music by Lueth Ajak, while we bless the grape vines, as well as the apple and cherry orchards, in preparation for Spring.
DATE: 3rd Aug, 2019
Check out the Orange Winter Firefest Video here – CLICK HERE: Orange Winter Fire Festival 2019
Come wassailing with us! Bonfires, local food, wine, beer & entertainment
Ticket price $85.00
TO WASSAIL :: DRINK ALCOHOL AND ENJOY ONESELF WITH OTHERS IN A NOISY, LIVELY WAY.
WASSAILING :: THE ANCIENT CUSTOM OF VISITING FOOD/BEVERAGE PRODUCING AREA, RECITING INCANTATIONS AND SINGING TO THE TREES TO AWAKEN THE PLANTS AND TO SCARE AWAY EVIL SPIRITS TO ENSURE A GOOD HARVEST OF FRUIT.
Wassailing dancers and a local band will provide the evening’s entertainment while Jo Robson Catering will spoil you with a locally inspired 2 course meal at the charming Canobolas Hall. Your ticket also includes a drink on arrival – either See Saw Prosecco or a Pioneer Brewing Co. beer.
Additional drinks will be available for $7 per glass or $25 per bottle for wine and $7 for a 375ml beer.
Rug up, bring your dancing shoes, friends and an old pot and spoon for a fun and frivolous winters night!
- Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Yes – this is strictly an 18+ years event
- What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There are parking places provided at the property. Taxis are also familiar with the property should you wish to book one for drop off/pick up. Orange also now has multiple Uber drivers.
- What can I bring into the event?
Strictly no BYO drinks.
- Come prepared to be outside with warm clothing and flat enclosed shoes.
Please bring an old pot and wooden spoon to join in the wassailing.
- How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
- What’s the refund policy?
Full refunds will be provided should we cancel the event due to poor ticket sales. This will be advised 2 weeks in advance, and all money will be refunded. In the event of wet weather we will move into the Canobolas Hall, rather than outside. The event will not be cancelled due to wet weather.
BiteRiot! preparing to send cherries directly to Chinese market for 2018-2019 season
Owner Fiona Hall says BiteRiot! is hoping to air freight at least 3 shipments of fresh cherries a week to China, exporting around 70 tonnes in total. It will be a major boost not having to go through Hong Kong. BiteRiot, along with partner, Vincent Chen of TopFruit, have established distribution facilities in Guangzhou and Shanghai to service the E-commerce channel. To read more or read the article in full, visit Fresh Plaza: http://www.freshplaza.com/article/9028245/Australia-BiteRiot-preparing-to-send-cherries-directly-to-the-Chinese-market/
We’re loving the new varieties that are coming onto the market and have spent the past few years preparing our Kanzi apples for production. We hope you get to enjoy one soon!
The Orange Apple Ramble 2017
Meeting at Food HQ at 11am, for a apple variety showcase, then hopping on a bus to arrive at Nashdale for a 2.5km stroll through a commercial orchard, a heritage apple orchard, into a trufferie and finally native vegetation with the final destination at Lake Canobolas.
Stations of apple based tasting plates and local ciders will be available along the stroll with music at the lake kiosk. Local growers will be participating in the ramble to educate guests on the history of the industry and how apples are grown.
Pick your own apples as you go and soak in the glorious views of the Towac Valley.
Cherries are fitness friendly!
We love an article in the Huffington Post that states that cherries combat post-workout soreness.
‘Find yourself having trouble walking down the stairs (or even sitting down) after a hard workout? If you’re looking for a healthy way to fight post-exercise soreness, cherries fit the bill. Studies suggest a cup and a half of tart cherries or one cup of tart cherry juice can significantly reduce muscle inflammation and soreness (remember that a good workout actually causes muscle damage, resulting in inflammation).
In one study a group of marathon runners drank tart cherry juice or a placebo drink twice daily for seven days prior to their race. The cherry juice group reported significantly less post-race muscle pain. Remember to have it immediately post workout (i.e. with your whey protein) when your muscles are primed to absorb excess insulin in the bloodstream.’
Now that it’s cherry season, make sure you have a bowl of cherries in your fridge ready for your post-workout snack or you can grab a bottle of our freshly sealed, 100% BiteRiot cherry juice from supermarkets such as Harris Farm and IGA. Enjoy!!