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Sunday’s Country Fair Schedule

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Sep 222019
 

Welcome to the fair!

Don’t miss the Orange Country Fair at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange. The grounds open at 8 a.m. Come see the exhibits, contests, and entertainment.

Here is the schedule of today’s events.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2019
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
10:00 AM-6:00 PM = The Magic of Christopher! – Gazebo
10:30 AM = Birds of Prey – Upper Field
11:00 AM = Horse Draw – Lower Field
11:00 AM = Homing Pigeon Release – Lower Field
11:00-2:00 PM = Jon Hollywood Acoustic – Gazebo
11:30 AM = Children’s Pedal Tractor Pull – Upper Field
11:30 AM = Birds of Prey – Upper Field
11:30 AM = Critter Show – Lower Field
12:00 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
1:00 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
2:30-6:00 PM = Freeplay Band – Gazebo
3:00 PM = Pork Chop Pig Racing – Lower Field
3:00 PM = Homing Pigeon Release – Lower Field
4:00 PM = Critter Show – Lower Field
5:30 PM = Pork Chop Pig Racing – Lower Field
6:00 PM = Fair Closes

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.

*** Sunday Headliners ***
Main Stage – Gazebo

Jon Hollywood Acoustic
11:00 – 2:00 PM

Freeplay
2:00 – 6:00 PM
Featuring Jim Pino Jr, Joey Pods & the Langley Bros.

Saturday’s Country Fair Schedule

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Sep 212019
 

Here is the schedule for the Orange Country Fair at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange. Open from (8 a.m.) 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019
8:00-11:00 AM = Chip’s famous Pancake Breakfast – Main Food Pavilion
8:30 AM = Garden Tractor Pull – Pulling Area
10:00 AM = Opening Ceremonies – Gazebo
10:00 AM-6:00 PM = The Magic of Christopher!
10:30 AM = Pork Chop Pig Racing – Lower Field
10:30 AM = Birds of Prey – Upper Field
11:00 AM = Homing Pigeon Release – Lower Field
11:00 AM = Oxen Draw
11:00-2:00 = Larry Ace Band
11:00-11:30 = “Critter Show” Lower Field
11:30 AM = Birds of Prey – Upper Field
12:00 PM = The Magic of Christopher – Gazebo
12:00 PM = Two Person Hand Saw Contest – Lower Field
12:30 PM = Birds of Prey – Upper Field
1:00 PM = Pork Chop Pig Racing – Lower Field
1:00 PM = Haybale Toss – Upper Field
1:00 PM = Homing Pigeon Release – Lower Field
1:30 PM = Garden Club Demonstration – Flower Tent
1:30 PM = Birds of Prey – Upper Field
2:00 PM = The Magic of Christopher – Gazebo
3:00 PM = Doodlebug Contest – Pulling Area
3:00 PM = Homing Pigeon Release – Lower Field
3:00-7:00 = The Monthei Brothers Band – Gazebo
3:30 PM = Pork Chop Pig Racing – Lower Field
6:00 PM = Pork Chop Pig Racing – Lower Field
7:00 PM = Fair Closes

*** Saturday Headliners ***
Main Stage – Gazebo

The Larry Ayce Band featuring Doreen Marie 11:00 – 2:00 PM

The Monthei Brothers Band
3:00 – 7:00 PM

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.

Are You Ready For The Orange Country Fair? Here’s Saturday’s Schedule

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Sep 142018
 

The Orange Country Fair is a tradition in town. With animal exhibits, folksy things like largest sunflower head and biggest pumpkin, fruits and vegetable categories, plants and flowers, arts and crafts, country music, and pig races.

The “unofficial” start is on Friday night with a truck pull in the lower fairgrounds, while up on the main field, people will be dropping off their contest entries, with high hopes of winning the big purple best in show ribbon.

As always, parking is free. Admission is $8 for adults. Senior citizens (65 +) is $5. Children younger than 15 admitted free of charge. Persons with disabilities are free.

Remember, NO PETS or BICYCLES are allowed on the fairgrounds. 

To help you plan your day, here is the schedule of events for Saturday.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
8:00 a.m. Chip’s famous Pancake Breakfast – Main Food Pavilion
8:30 a.m. Garden Tractor Pull
10:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
10:30 a.m. Pork Chop Pig Racing (Lower Field)
11:00 a.m. Two Person Hand Saw Contest
11:00 a.m. Homing Pigeon Release
11:00 a.m. Oxen Draw
11:00 a.m. Musical Entertainment – The Larry Ayce Band Featuring Doreen Marie
11:30 a.m. Olde Time Lumberjack Show
12:00 p.m. Gazebo: The Magic of Christopher (Magician)
12:00-5:00: Justin Woods Circus (Strolling Entertainer)
1:00 p.m. Men’s Haybale Toss – Upper Field
1:00 p.m. Orange Police Dog Demonstration – Upper Field
1:00-5:00: The Magic of Christopher (Performing tricks around the fairgrounds)
2:00 p.m.Homing Pigeon Release
2:00 p.m. Children’s Entertainment
2:00 p.m. Olde Time Lumberjack Show
3:00 p.m. Doodlebug Contest
3:00 p.m. Pork Chop Pig Racing (Lower Field)
3:00 p.m. Homing Pigeon Release
3:00 p.m. Musical Entertainment – Jeff Byrd & Dirty Finch
5:00 p.m. Olde Time Lumberjack Show
7:00 p.m. Fair Closes

Visit The Historical Society At The Orange Country Fair

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Sep 102017
 

The Orange Historical Academy Museum and Antique Shop will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 16 since they will be “on the road” at the Orange Country Fair.

Come visit them at their tent, opposite the food tent on the upper fairgrounds.

The Historical Society will reopen the Museum at 605 Orange Center Road on Saturday, Sept. 23.

For information call 203 795-3106.

Mark Your Calendars For These September Events

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Aug 272017
 

There are many different events to keep you busy during the month of September. Here are the calendar listings, broken down by day for your convenience.

Friday, Sept. 1 – Monday, Sept. 4

Odyssey 2017 the 37th Annual Greek Festival! located at the St. Barbara’s Church grounds at 480 Racebrook Road, Orange on Labor Day Weekend.

The festival is open, Fri, Sat and Sun (Sept. 1, 2 and 3) from 12-10 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 4 from 12-7 p.m.

Events go on Rain or Shine. Admission is free.

Wednesday, Sept. 6

The Orange Players will host open auditions for its upcoming winter production of Acting Up! 2017 at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, on Wednesday, Sept. 6 and Thursday, Sept. 7 from 7 to 9:15 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 7

Orange Farmers’ Market and Free Concert at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road.

The Farmers’ Market takes place at the Pavilion from 3:30 – 7 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m., the final Free Summer Concert, Frantic City—80’s, 90’s and today, will perform at the gazebo. Rain date Sept 28

Orange Players Auditions

The Orange Players will host open auditions for its upcoming winter production of Acting Up! 2017 at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, on Thursday, Sept. 7 from 7 to 9:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 8

The Orange Economic Development Corporation will host its 11th Annual Golf Tournament, on Friday, September 8, 2017, at Orange Hills Country Club, 389 Racebrook Road, Orange.

This year the OEDC will partner with Rotary and donate a portion of proceeds to Rotary Club of Orange Youth Services Program.

Check-in begins at 11 a.m. at the clubhouse.

Tournament price is $175 per golfer.

Shabbat Service

Join Congregation Or Shalom of Orange for its annual outdoor Friday night Shabbat Service under the Gazebo at the Orange Fairgrounds, Friday, September 8 at 7 p.m.

Rabbi Alvin Wainhaus will bring his guitar and lead everyone in a joyful “sing-along” service.

All are welcome.

Saturday, Sept. 9

The Jamie Hulley Evening For The Arts Gala takes place on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

The performance begins at 7 p.m. and is preceded by an Evening for the Arts reception at 6 p.m., which includes complimentary wine and beer, a dessert bar and silent and live auctions.

Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door. Tickets are available through the Quick Center Box Office: (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396. (1-877-278-7396).

Friday, Sept. 15

The 16th Annual Orange Senior Health and Safety Fair will take place at the High Plains Community Center Gym, 525 Orange Center Road, Friday, September 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Admission is free.

Country Fair

5:30-8 p.m. Drop off Fair entries
6:00 p.ml  –  Truck Pull until Finish

Saturday, September 16

The Orange Country Fair takes place on the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road from 8:00 a.m. –  7:00 p.m. Free Parking  –  Free Shuttle
Admission is $8.00 Adults, $5.00 Senior Citizens, Children 15 and under Free. Active Military Admission $5.00 w/ID

Sunday, September 17

The Orange Country Fair takes place on the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road from 8:00 a.m. –  7:00 p.m. Free Parking  –  Free Shuttle
Admission is $8.00 Adults, $5.00 Senior Citizens, Children 15 and under Free. Active Military Admission $5.00 w/ID

 

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.

K9 Trent: Spot On First Time, Every Time

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Sep 182016
 

img_1035Officer Mary Bernegger and K-9 Trent did a presentation at the Orange Country Fair on Saturday at 1 p.m. The Orange Police Partners demonstrated Trent’s ability to locate drugs by scent.

Trent is a Labrador Retriever trained and certified to sniff out marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, crack cocaine, hashish, synthetic marijuana (Spice/bath salts), steroids, MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly), and opiates (heroin).

Bernegger laid out 5 bags (one containing a small amount of drugs) and 5 cardboard boxes (again, one of them had drugs inside) and asked Trent to “Seek,” which he happily did.

She said that when he found the drugs he would sit, and sit he did… once, twice… four times.

Then it was time for a line-up. five people stood in a line (one was carrying concealed drugs) and Trent had to alert Bernegger to the right individual. Click HERE for video.

 

PHOTOS: Saturday At The Orange Country Fair

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Sep 182016
 

Saturday was the first full day of the Orange Country Fair on the Orange Fairgrounds.

Here are a few photos:

Rotarians Sponsor Amber Alert Photos At The Orange Country Fair

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Sep 172016
 

waveterminal_amberThe Rotary Club of Orange, as part of its community service to Orange residents, will sponsor “AMBER Alert” at the upcoming Orange Country Fair on September 17 and 18 at High Plains Community Center. At the booth, Rotary Club members will photograph and gather identifying information on children accompanied by a parent or guardian. AMBER Alert will be located near the Police tents. Hours for AMBER Alert are Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

After Orange Rotary members take a child’s photo and collect identifying information, the accompanying parent or guardian will be provided with an ID card showing the child’s photo, date of birth, height, weight, eye color and any other distinguishing marks. The information is also stored on a database monitored by the state police.

Since children’s physical characteristics change as they grow, it is important to update cards with a new photo every few years. The photo/date gathering service and one card are free, though donations to the Orange Rotary’s service projects will be welcomed. There is a small fee for any additional cards.

The goal of AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize a community to assist in the search for and safe recovery of an abducted child. Created in 1996, “AMBER Alert” has helped to find and safely recover almost 500 abducted children. It is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies and the wireless industry. The program operates in all 50 states as well as in Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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