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.
Weâ€™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!
From nearby Cargo, Leanne Pearce is about to celebrate her first anniversary working with the BiteRiot team.
Leanne joined the team with an accounting background.
â€œI have a new understanding of fruit having worked here,â€ she said. â€œI love the people here. There are some great characters who are really good value.â€
â€œIâ€™m usually found in the office, but if it gets busy on the apple line, I jump in and become and apple packer.â€
A relatively new member of the team, the highlight for Leanne has been the compilation of the Woolworths certification manuals. A modest lass, her colleagues are quick to explain her acheivement.
â€œIt took Leanne five months of typing to put it all together and it was approved on the first go! The auditors actually mentioned in their paperwork that they were impressed with Leanneâ€™s work.â€
Leanne added, â€œYou pick up the wad of paper and think, oh wow, I wrote that!â€