Get Ready For The Orange Country Fair

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Jun 092019

The Orange Country Fair is a tradition in town, and every year it goes off seamlessly.

People may think that it’s because it’s been going on so long that it’s easy to set up and run. But it takes a village to organize such a huge two-day event and make it entertaining and successful.

On Monday, the Orange Country Fair Committee met to discuss plans for this year’s fair.

The event will take place at the Orange Fairgrounds, Sept. 20 (with the tractor pull and contest entry drop-offs), Sept. 21-22.

A Boy Scout has chosen to make benches for his Eagle project, [like the green ones shown in the photo] and they will be ready in time for the fair, so guests will have a comfortable place to rest at the fairgrounds.

Those members who’ve been in charge of specific contests or other areas of the fair know what they have to do. For example, as always, Bobby Fantarella is rounding up the entertainment for the weekend.

The Committee is hoping to obtain a few more Little Tykes Cozy Coupes for the little kids’ “Driving School.”

This is a good time for students to gather up their dioramas, photos, artwork or collections, including any that they may have made as school projects prior to summer vacation. There are so many areas of the fair where plants or any of the above-mentioned items can be entered and displayed for a chance to earn a ribbon.

Adults, too, start cultivating your plants and flowers and working on your photos, crafts, or artwork. Maybe this will be your year to take home a Best-In-Show Ribbon.

Remember that the fair runs smoothly with volunteer help. Consider clearing your calendar for a few hours on Sept. 21-22 to help out in the food tent this year. Your participation will be greatly appreciated.

The Highly Anticipated Food Truck Festival Is Friday, May 25

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May 252018

During the first four years, even with some soggy weather, the Race Brook School Food Truck Festival always drew a pretty big crowd.

This Friday’s weather is supposed to be dry, but hot and a little humid as the fifth annual festival hits the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, May 25 from 4-8 p.m.

Race Brook Alum DJ Chris Hughes will provide the entertainment. There will be kids crafts and activities and, of course, Food Trucks!

Bring your appetites, because these fabulous trucks will be serving up their specialties: 744 Express; Cappetta’s Italian Imports; Chompers; Cowabunga Grill; DrewbaQ; Fork In The Road; Four Flours; Golden Spoon jamaican; Halel Food Truck; Lemonade Grenade; Lenny and Joe’s, mamoun’s Falafel Truck; Meriano’s Cannoli Truck, Pierogies On Wheels; Pork Friends & Company; Rice & Beans; Shoreline Prime; Source Buszzy Truck; Spuds Your Way; Sugar; Ted’s Steamed Burgers; The Belgian Bus; and Tipsy Cones.

Pack up the family, grab some friends and bring your wallet, for some, this is the event of the year. Mom doesn’t have to cook!




St. Barbara’s Presents A Holiday Fantasy of Trees (and More)

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Dec 042013

Screen shot 2013-12-04 at 7.53.45 PMThe Holiday Fantasy of Trees sponsored by Porch & Patio, Barnum Financial Group, The Milford Bank and ABCO The Paperman will take place at Saint Barbara Community Center, 480 Racebrook Road, Friday, Dec. 6 – Sunday, Dec. 8. 

The Ladies Philoptochos Society of Saint Barbara, known for their philanthropic work, is cooking and baking your favorite Greek treats for a 3-day holiday event.  Enjoy the beautifully decorated Trees, Wreaths, and Urns.  There will be a holiday raffle for an opportunity to win a beautifully decorated tree and take it home.  There will also be great gifts for the entire family.  

Jocelyn Maminta of News Channel 8 will be our special guest on Saturday. Expect to be entertained by area musical and dance groups while you browse, or enjoy a piece of pastry with coffee or hot chocolate.  On Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM Barnum Financial Group sponsors Santa’s Village with a visit and photos with Santa.  Are you hungry yet?  Stop by our Greek Café for a snack or light meal of our popular Greek cuisine.  And make sure to stock up on Greek pastry for your Holiday entertaining.

Hours: Friday 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Raffle Drawing will be 4:00 pm Sunday.  Free admission and free parking.  Call 203 795-1347 for more information.

Come and walk around, enjoy the beautiful lights, brighten up your holiday and smile at the surroundings of the Holiday Season!

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