- 8:30 AM – Pancake Breakfast
- 10 AM – 3 PM – Red Car Show
- 10:30 AM – 11:30AM – Dimples the Clown
- 11AM – 12:00 Noon – Hay Rides
- 12 Noon – 12:45 PM – Al DeCant – Children’s Entertainment
- 1 PM – 5 PM – Furious George – classic rock
- 2 PM – 3:00 PM – Magician – Bryan Lizotte
- 4 PM – Pie Eating Contest
Years ago, the little Orange Congregational Church Strawberry Festival moved from the Town Green to the Orange Fairgrounds and that is where it will be again this year on Saturday, June 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free parking/Free admission
Come join the expanded Arts and Craft Fair and Home Show at the 9th Annual Strawberry Festival featuring live music, hayrides, children’s events, a Red Car Show and fabulous food, including sausage and peppers, burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, strawberry shortcake, sundaes, and chocolate-dipped berries.
Don’t forget to bring home a jar of jam or one of the church’s famous strawberry rhubarb pies (they’re amazing!)
If you are a vendor and would like to display your wares, sign up to get a table now.
Schedule of Events
- 9 AM –Pancake Breakfast
- 10 AM-3 PM –Red Car Show
- 11 AM- 12 Noon –Hay Rides
- 12 Noon -12:45 PM –Al DeCant – Children’s Entertainment
- 1 PM-5 PM–Furious George- classic rock
- 2 PM-3 PM–Magician -Bryan Lizotte
- 4 PM –Pie Eating Contest
Artisans, antiques, local businesses, and service organizations
Rides, Face Painting, Children’s Games
The rain date is Sunday, June 11, same place and time.
The Festival will take place at the Orange Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The strawberry will be king for the day.
Church volunteers are preparing strawberry treats of every description including jams and pies and shortcakes. In addition delicious fair food will be available throughout the day.
The event includes the third Annual Red Car Show, music, rides, and entertainment plus more than 60 craft and home show vendors make the Fairgrounds the place to be on June 11.
For further information contact www.orangecongregationalchurch.org or call (203) 795-9749.
NOTE: The Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is “amazing.”
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The Orange Congregational Church hosted its annual Strawberry Festival on the Orange Fairgrounds Saturday, June 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The lines for the Strawberry Shortcake and such were long and steady all day long. The fresh baked Strawberry Rhubarb pies (still warm) were flying off the table, and vendors sold their wares in under tents on the field.
Shamrock Farm brought truckloads of potted and hanging plants for sale which made for a colorful backdrop at the event.
Here are some photos from the Festival:
Every June the Orange Congregational Church’s annual Strawberry Festival sees a flurry of activity with crafters, musicians, artists and of course strawberry shortcake.
The festival is one of the most anticipated and well attended events in town, so popular that last year it moved from the Green to the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, where there is more space to allow for a better layout and easier navigation between the vendors, entertainment and dining areas.
The 2014 Strawberry Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 14 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Everything depends on which side of the bed Mother Nature wakes up on. Today’s forecast is for sprinkles early, chance of showers most of the day. Tomorrow promises to be clear and sunny.
It looks like she woke up in a good mood! Come on down to the Orange Fairgrounds and enjoy a beautiful day!
Red Car Show
New to the Strawberry Festival is the Red Car Show.
All red cars and trucks are welcomed. They will be shown from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dash Plaques, trophies, ballot voting.
For information, contact George Catalano at 203-799-6748 or e-mail GECAT99@aol.com.
The festival attracts about 4,000 guests each year. The strawberry shortcake is great, but don’t forget to pick up a strawberry rhubarb pie – they’re phenomenal.
Originally Published on: May 24, 2014 @ 14:48
Second publishing on: Jun 12, 2014 @ 8:48
Although everyone knows how wonderful the strawberry shortcake is, you haven’t fully experienced the greatness of the festival until you’ve had one of the fresh baked strawberry rhubarb pies. My suggestion: buy a pie, THEN do everything else, because they do go quickly.
The sun is shining and the fairgrounds already are buzzing with activity. Sadly the one thing that I really looked forward to, and rearranged my entire schedule for has been canceled. It won’t affect anyone else, because nearly no one knew about it … but a flash mob with the Amity Dance Team and Festival Volunteers had been planned for this morning, but for some reason will not be going on. That would have been fun for all the unsuspecting festival-goers.
Orange Live will be back later with photos from the event and more.
Come on out and get your blood glucose level up at the Strawberry Festival on the Orange Fairgrounds until 6 p.m. tonight.
Because Mother Nature plans to soak us with rain on Saturday, the 5th Annual Orange Strawberry Festival will take place at the High Plains Community Center (Orange Country Fair Grounds) on Sunday, June 9, from 9 a.m. til 6 p.m.
Strawberry specialties, Crafts fair, lots of delicious food, live music, rides and kids games provide fun for the whole family all day long.
The Festival is sponsored by the Orange Congregational Church and takes place annually on the second Saturday in June, (Sunday this year) and admission is FREE!
The Festival offers crafters and fine arts, great raffle prizes, live entertainment, children’s games, face painting and hayrides, and TONS of food! Pulled-pork, hamburgers, hot dogs, and of course, strawberry sundaes, chocolate covered strawberries, and luscious strawberry shortcake!
Strawberry specialties include Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Sundaes, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Strawberry and Strawberry Rhubarb Pies, Strawberry Jam and this year we are adding Strawberries and Pancakes for breakfast 9-11.
— Press release from OCC
Originally Published on: May 17, 2013 @ 9:46 p.m.
This is the WTNH 8 Forecast for the following week.
Wednesday is the first Summer Concert at the Fairgrounds with Boogie Chillun’.
According to weather man Steve MacLaughlin, Wednesday is supposed to be sunny with temps in the 70s. A nice day for a concert.
But Saturday’s Strawberry Festival may be a different story.
Steve says, “Partly to mostly cloudy. Scattered showers & storms. High: 71-72.”
Let’s hope the storms hold off until later in the evening. This year the Festival takes place on the Orange Fairgrounds NOT the Town Green from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The rain date is June 9, which is supposed to be partly sunny. High: 74-77. Maybe we should wait til Sunday for the Festival.