Children continue ripe old tradition of orange picking in Bingara | Photos, video

Bursting with huge, ripe fruit the orange trees lining Finch Street were harvested in Bingara this morning by local school children.

The trees are a unique feature of the village, planted as a living memorial to fallen local soldiers in WWI and WWII.

Due to wet weather, Bingara Central School hosted the orange picking ceremony before the whole community took to the street for the exciting harvest.

As it only happens one day each year, the orange picking is a greatly anticipated event and prepares locals for the annual Orange Picking Festival on Saturday.

Kicking off at 9am tomorrow, the festival will feature stalls, entertainment for children, classic car displays, loads of live entertainment and action on the main stage.

There will be regular screenings of 50s and 60s show reels in the historic Roxy Theatre to tie in with this year’s theme: Happy Days celebrating the good times of yesteryear.

For everything you need to know before tomorrow’s huge festival, head to www.bingara.com.au/events/2018-bingara-orange-festival/

If you have more photos of this morning’s orange picking, send them through to laini.kirkman@fairfaxmedia.com.au.

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