In 1998 it was decided to hold an annual festival to emphasise the importance of Bingara’s orange trees whilst celebrating Bingara’s cultural heritage. The Bingara Orange Festival provides an entertaining two days of festivities for the community, surrounding district and visitors.
The festival features street markets, street parades, pageants, sporting and cultural activities and has grown enormously in stature since its inception. Now considered one of the major events on the Bingara community calendar, the event attracts crowds in excess of 1500.
Each year the bar is raised even higher, with the inclusion of new initiatives and each year a new theme is announced, keeping the festival fresh, innovative and attractive year after year. However, one thing that never changes, is the memory of those who have fallen and for whom the orange trees represent.
The Orange Festival is held the Saturday following the Orange Picking Ceremony, either at the end of June or early July each year. Stall holders are encouraged to attend by contacting the Bingara Visitors Information Centre.