Slow summer the hottest show in town

THE fun, flair and fashion of carnivale is coming to Orange in the upcoming Slow Summer festival.

Hot weather, festivities and a wide range of family fun is on offer in the 2013 Orange Slow Summer Carnivale program which runs from January 21 to 28.

Taste Orange marketing manager Charlotte Gundry said this year will be bigger and better than ever.

“We’re trying to create a theme around things we do and carnivals express a good, fun time,” she said.

New among the line-up is the Slow Summer Carnivale night market to be held in Robertson Park on Friday January 25.

A smaller version was held in Post Office Lane during last year’s event and that was well attended.

“We’re pretty good at putting on these markets and clearly they’re pretty popular,” she said.

Ms Gundry said while the food and wine component will be there, they are hoping to include a range of other businesses.

“We’re trying to engage different retailers like artists or any business that’s a member of Taste Orange that has a product that’s different to food or wine offerings,” she said.

One of the hugely popular events last year was A Day at the Beach and it will be back again at Lake Canobolas in 2013.

To be held on Sunday, January 27, the event will again feature thumping drums echoing across the water for the dragon boat regatta.

Last year over a dozen corporate, community and school teams were involved in the event, which was affected by rain

“It was a great format last year, the thunderstorm impaired us but it was a great event,” she said.

Keep a look out for the 2013 Orange Slow Summer Carnivale program which will be released soon.

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