Orange Firefest – Come Wassailing With Us!
Come Wassailing With Us!
Date: Sat 4 Aug
Time: 5pm – 9.30pm
Location: Canobolas Dance Hall – 504 Canobolas Road, Orange
Event cost: $77.19 (booking fee included)
Join Small Acres Cyder, See Saw wines and Canobolas Dance Hall for an evening of wassailing, bonfires, music by The Honey Drippin’ Mudskippers and entertainment while we bless the grape vines and apple and cherry orchards in preparation for Spring.
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.
Local wassailing dancers and musicians will provide the evening’s entertainment while Jo Robson catering will spoil you with a locally inspired 2 course meal. Your ticket also includes a drink on arrival – either See Saw Prosecco or Small Acres Cyder’s Sparkling Perry – pear champagne.
Additonal drinks will be available for $7 per glass or $25 per bottle. Please bring cash.
Rug up, bring your dancing shoes and your friends for a fun and frivolous winter’s night!
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.