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Sunday At The Orange Country Fair More Nice Weather Expected

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Sep 152018
 

With the first day in the history books, the Orange Country Fair continues today, Sunday, Sept. 16.

Come early for the Mini Horse Pull at 8 a.m. and stick around for the Horsing Around Show at 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Stroll around and check out the exhibits. Plan your entries for next year’s contests, get inspired! and don’t forget to visit the wee little piggies in the animal building. (Not even two weeks old yet)

Chow down at the pavilion or at the Satelite food tent on the lower grounds.

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2018
8:00-11:00 AM = Chip’s famous Pancake Breakfast – Main Food Pavilion
8:00 AM = Mini Horse Pull – Lower Field
9:00 AM = Antique Tractor Pull – Pulling Area
10:00 AM = Antique Car Show – Front Fairgrounds
10:00 AM = Pork Chop Pig Racing – Lower Field
10:30 AM = Birds of Prey – Upper Field
11:00 AM = Horse Draw – Lower Field
11:00 AM = Homing Pigeon Release – Lower Field
11:30 AM = Children’s Pedal Tractor Pull – Upper Field
11:30 AM = Birds of Prey – Upper Field
11:30 AM = Horsing Around Show – Lower Field
12:15 PM = The Magic of Christopher – Gazebo
12:30 PM = Birds of Prey – Upper Field
1:00 PM = Pork Chop Pig Racing – Lower Field
1:00 PM = Homing Pigeon Release – Lower Field
1:15 PM = Womens Skillet Toss – Lower Field
2:00 PM = Pork Chop Pig Racing – Lower Field
2:00 PM = “How to Grow & Care for Orchids” – Lower Field
2:00 PM = Birds of Prey – Upper Field
2:00 PM = Horsing Around Show – Lower Field
2:00-6:00 PM = Freeplay Band – Gazebo
3:00 PM = Pork Chop Pig Racing – Lower Field
3:00 PM = Homing Pigeon Release – Lower Field
4:00 PM = Horsing Around Show – Lower Field
5:00 PM = Pork Chop Pig Racing – Lower Field
6:00 PM = Fair Closes

*** Sunday Headliners ***
Main Stage – Gazebo
Freeplay 2:00 – 6:00 PM
Featuring Jim Pino Jr, Joey Pods & the Langley Bros.

Pig Races
Sunday: 11:30, 2:30, 5:00

 

SPECIAL FEATURES- BOTH DAYS
•• Chip’s famous pancake breakfast
•• Toddler Driving Contest
•• Birds of Prey 11:00, 12:00, 1:00 & 2:00
•• Pig Races
•• Garden Club Demonstration 2:00 both days

Official Fair T-Shirts, Hats and Commemorative Items
available at the Souvenir Tent.

Country Fair: Orange Land Trust Presents North American Birds Of Prey

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Aug 082017
 

Photo Credit: ©2012 Alex Iannelli

North American Birds of Prey: from the smallest to some of the largest.

The Orange Land Trust has invited WINGMASTERS’ Julie Collier to present another of her captivating Birds of Prey programs at the Orange Country Fair on Saturday and Sunday, September 16 and 17. This presentation, featuring live raptors, from the adorable Saw-whet Owl to some of the largest, will center around the birds found in our region of eastern North America.

Birds of prey, also known as raptors, are hunting birds characterized by hooked beaks and powerful grabbing feet armed with sharp talons (the word raptor comes from a Latin word that means “to seize”). Raptors also boast the best eyesight and the sharpest hearing in the animal kingdom. Raptors include eagles, hawks, falcons, and owls, and this presentation gives an overview of these different categories. We will gain an understanding of predation, the birds’ place at the top of the food web, their different hunting adaptations and their status in a rapidly changing world. Because many birds of prey are declining in number, this presentation also features one or more endangered raptors and explains why these species face an uncertain future.

WINGMASTERS is dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of North American birds of prey. Julie Anne Collier and Jim Parks are both licensed raptor rehabilitators based in Massachusetts. Together they care for injured birds of prey with the goal of ultimately releasing them back into the wild. In cases where the birds are left permanently handicapped, Julie and Jim are further licensed to provide a home for these non-releasable raptors and to use them for educational programs.

The Orange Country Fair is held at the Fairgrounds on Orange Center Road. Each day there will be four half-hour presentations on the hour – at 11 a.m., 12 noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.    

Collier has been our guest at the Fair for several years. “One of the reasons I like working with Land Trusts is that the biggest problem with these birds is the loss of habitat, and Land Trusts work to preserve open space much needed by so many birds.” She is concerned about the fragmentation of forests and destruction of remaining open space areas by development.

The citizens of the Town of Orange have done much to provide excellent habitat for a wide variety of birds and other wildlife through the preservation of natural open space. This includes the former Hubble property now known as the Turkey Hill Preserve. This, along with other areas, is managed by the Orange Conservation Commission or the Orange Land Trust for protection, preservation, and passive use.

As usual, the Orange Land Trust will have its own tent. Stop by to view the free programs, get information on walking and hiking areas in the Town of Orange, and see the photography display.  There will be pen and ink note cards designed and drawn by Michael O’Bymachow, and tee-shirts featuring a bird of prey drawn by Julie Collier. Proceeds will benefit the OLT.

Collier will have for sale suitable-for-framing art prints of the birds. These sales will benefit her Educational Raptor Center and her special work with endangered species and preparing them for release into the wild.     

The Orange Land Trust is a private non-profit, volunteer organization, supported by its membership, that is dedicated to acquiring and preserving natural resources and open space in the Town of Orange. New members are always welcome. Membership registration forms will be available at the tent!

For information, call Chris at 203-397-7599.

Country Fair — North American Birds of Prey: from the smallest to some of the largest

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Sep 082015
 

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©2012 Alex Iannelli

©2012 Alex Iannelli

The Orange Land Trust has invited WINGMASTERS’ Julie Collier to present another of her captivating Birds of Prey programs at the Orange Country Fair on Saturday and Sunday, September 19th. and 20th. This presentation, featuring live raptors, from the adorable Saw-whet Owl to the some of the largest, centers around the birds found in our region of eastern North America.

Birds of prey, also known as raptors, are hunting birds characterized by hooked beaks and powerful grabbing feet armed with sharp talons (the word raptor comes from a Latin word that means “to seize”). Raptors also boast the best eyesight and the sharpest hearing in the animal kingdom.

Raptors include eagles, hawks, falcons and owls, and this presentation, gives an overview of these different categories. We will gain an understanding of predation, the birds’ place at the top of the food web, their different hunting adaptations and their status in a rapidly changing world. Because many birds of prey are declining in number, this presentation also features one or more endangered raptors, and explains why these species face an uncertain future.

WINGMASTERS is dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of North American birds of prey. Julie Anne Collier and Jim Parks are both licensed raptor rehabilitators based in Massachusetts. Together they care for injured birds of prey with the goal of ultimately releasing them back into the wild. In cases where the birds are left permanently handicapped, Julie and Jim are further licensed to provide a home for these non-releasable raptors, and to use them for educational programs.

The Orange Country Fair is held at the Fairgrounds on Orange Center Road. Each day there will be four half-hour presentations on the hour – at 11 a.m., 12 noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.    

Collier has been our guest at the Fair for several years. “One of the reasons I like working with Land Trusts is that the biggest problem to these birds is loss of habitat, and Land Trusts work to preserve open space much needed by so many birds.” She is concerned about the fragmentation of forests and destruction of remaining open space areas by development.

The citizens of the Town of Orange have done much to provide excellent habitat for a wide variety of birds and other wildlife through the preservation of natural open space, including the former Hubble property now known as the Turkey Hill Preserve, along with other areas managed by the Orange Land Trust and the Orange Conservation Commission for protection, preservation and passive use.

As usual, the Orange Land Trust will have its own tent. Stop by to view the free programs, get information on walking and hiking areas in the Town of Orange, and see the photography display.  There will be pen and ink note cards designed and drawn by Michael O’Bymachow, and tee-shirts featuring a bird of prey drawn by Julie Collier. Proceeds will benefit the OLT. 

Collier will have for sale suitable-for-framing art prints of the birds. These sales will benefit her Educational Raptor Center and her special work with endangered species and preparing them for release into the wild.     

The Orange Land Trust is a private nonprofit, volunteer organization that is dedicated to preserving natural resources and open space in the Town of Orange. New members are always welcome. Membership registration forms will be available at the tent!

For information, call Chris at 203-397-7599.

Photo Credit: ©2012 Alex Iannelli

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You may contact me at: Chris Shaw, Orange Land Trust, Publicity

phone: 203.397.7599 or email: cshaw@snet.net with OLT Orange Country Fair in subject line

Orange Country Fair: Sunday Schedule of Events

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Sep 202014
 

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Here is today’s schedule of events for the Orange Country Fair. It’s supposed to be another beautiful day. Come on down and enjoy the sights.


8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
$8.00 Adults, $5.00 Senior Citizens, Children 15 and under Free
Free Parking  –  Free Shuttle
Pets Not Allowed  –  Alcohol Not Allowed on Grounds
No ATM onsite

Exhibits removed on Sunday at 6:00 PM

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014

8:00 Chip’s Pancake Breakfast – Food Pavilion
9:00 Antique Tractor Pull – Pulling Area
10:00 Antique Car Show – Front of Fairgrounds 
10:30 Pork Chop Pig Racing – Lower Field
11:00 Horse Draw – Lower Field
Homing Pigeon Release – Pigeon Tent
Birds of Prey – Upper Field
11:30 Children’s Pedal Tractor Pull – Upper Field
Noon Marvelous Mutts Demonstration – Lower Field
Birds of Prey – Upper Field
12:30 Pork Chop Pig Racine – Lower field
Fritzy Brothers “One Man Circus” – Gazebo
1:00 Men’s Hay Bale Toss (16+ years old) – Lower Field
Homing Pigeon Release – Pigeon Tent
Birds of Prey – Upper Field
2:00 Marvelous Mutts Demonstration – Lower Field
Birds of Prey – Upper Field
Garden Club: “Herbs In The Garden”-Nancy Mellone
2:30 Live Music: “The Tax Men” Gazebo
Pork Chop Pig Racing – Lower Field
3:00 Homing Pigeon Release – Pigeon Tent 
4:00 Marvelous Mutts Demonstration – Lower Field
4:30 Pork Chop Pig Racing – Lower Field
6:00 Fair closes