Country and city will collide this September when Pyrmont and Orange join forces for the annual Pyrmont Festival. The collaboration will bring you the culinary powers of not just one, but two, mighty gourmet scenes with Orange on board for the first time this year.
As always, the event's centrepiece is a two-day extravaganza of food, wine, music and art on Sydney Harbour, at Pirrama Park. On Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16, head along to sample delightful regional produce, tuck into decadent eats and sip on some of the 120 or so fine wines on offer. Plenty of winemakers, growers and chefs will be on-hand to share their stories, ideas and secrets.
In between feasting and carousing, you'll be kicking back to live music and immersing yourself in street theatre. Then there's the Pyrmont Art Prize. Now in its 11th year, this legendary competition sees the exhibition of over 300 paintings with one thing in common: confinement to a twelve-inch square canvas. It's not too late to enter, by the way. Collect a canvas from Tap Gallery, 259 Riley Street, Surry Hills, and return it by Wednesday, September 12.
After Pirrama Park's fun and festivities wind up, Pyrmont Festival will live on, in the form of ten days of food and wine happenings. Throughout the neighbourhood, local bars and restaurants will be teaming up with winemakers and producers from Orange to bring you a series of degustations. On Wednesday, September 19, Mister Percy will match its creations with Philip Shaw and Ross Hill wines, while on Saturday, September 22, Bar Zini will pour you drops by Shaw alongside an authentic Italian feast. Read the rest of the degustation program over here.