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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

A Few Important Details About the Orange Country Fair

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Sep 072016
 

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Can you believe it — The Orange Country Fair is almost here!

The fair will take place at the Orange Fairgrounds at High Plains, 525 Orange Center Road with a truck pull and contest entry drop-off between 5:30 and 8 p.m. (Exhibits must be left in place until 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016.)

Friday, September 16, 2016
6:00 PM  –  Truck Pull until Finish
Free Entry on Friday Only
Free Parking
Pets Not Allowed  –  Alcohol Not Allowed on Grounds
ATMs Available – Located at the Main Food Area and at the Satellite Food Tent

Saturday, September 17, 2016
8:00 AM  –  7:00 PM
$8.00 Adults, $5.00 Senior Citizens, Children 15 and under Free. Active Military Admission $5.00 w/ID
Free Parking  –  Free Shuttle
Pets Not Allowed  –  Alcohol Not Allowed on Grounds
ATMs Available – Located at the Main Food Area and at the Satellite Food Tent

Saturday’s Schedule of Events

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

11:00 a.m. Two Person Hand Saw Contest

11:00 a.m. Oxen Draw, Musical Entertainment

1:00 p.m. Men’s Hay Bale Toss (16 years & older), Homing Pigeon Release

2:00 p.m. Children’s Entertainment

3:00 p.m. Doodlebug Contest, Homing Pigeon Release

3:30 p.m. Musical Entertainment

7:00 p.m. Fair Closes
Sunday, September 18, 2016
8:00 AM  –  6:00 PM
$8.00 Adults, $5.00 Senior Citizens, Children 15 and under Free. Active Military Admission $5.00 w/ID
Free Parking  –  Free Shuttle
Pets Not Allowed  –  Alcohol Not Allowed on Grounds
ATMs Available – Located at the Main Food Area and at the Satellite Food Tent
Exhibits removed on Sunday at 6:00 PM

Sunday’s Schedule of Events

8:00 a.m. Chip’s famous Pancake Breakfast – Main Food Pavilion

9:00 a.m. Antique Tractor Pull

10:00 a.m. Antique Car Show

11:00 a.m. Horse Draw, Homing Pigeon Release

11:30 a.m. Pedal Tractor Pull

1:00 p.m. Women’s Skillet Toss,  Homing Pigeon Release

2:30 p.m. Musical Entertainment

3:00 p.m. Homing Pigeon Release

4:00 p.m. Musical Entertainment

6:00 p.m. Fair Closes

Special features on Saturday and Sunday

• 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

Hi Ho Come To The Fair! Orange Hosts The Largest Agricultural Fair In this County

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Sep 212013
 

Screen shot 2013-09-17 at 12.49.43 PMThe Orange Country Fair is one of the most anticipated events of the year, with animals, exhibits, contests and so many things to do, including free family photos and getting up close and personal with birds of prey.

The weather forecasters are promising that Mother Nature will sprinkle on the fairgrounds sometime this weekend, but fear not, there are plenty of indoor and undercover exhibits to enjoy that you are still sure to have a great time.

Returning this year is Juggler/Unicyclist Bruce Sarafian, who will be on the fairgrounds both days.

The Marvelous Mutts will be back with their Frisbee chasing high diving show and of course the pork chop pig races with emcee Bobby Fantarella are always a favorite. What names will Bobby come up with this year?

Residents with green thumbs have been working hard in their gardens all year long to grow the biggest most beautiful flowers, vegetables and plants to put on display with the hope of winning the coveted blue ribbon.

Artists, photographers, quilters, crafters, and bird house builders have prepared their best works for the fair as well.

Although small animals like rabbits, chickens and gerbils will be welcomed as exhibits, the ONLY dogs that are allowed on the fairgrounds are the Marvelous Mutts that will be performing — please leave your pets at home.

Admission is $7 for adults; $5 for seniors, children under 15 and persons with disabilities admitted free.

Don’t forget if you have submissions for any of the exhibits, you must bring them in to the Fairgrounds on Friday, Sept. 20 between 5:30 and 8 p.m.

Remember, all exhibits must be left in place until 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22.

Be aware that although the fair officially starts on Saturday, the Satellite Food Tent on the lower fairgrounds will be open Friday night at 6 p.m.  and the All Mighty Truck Pull will be taking place down there at 6 p.m. as well.

Important Note: Recycling containers and garbage barrels will be located throughout the fairgrounds, please do not put garbage in the recycling containers, and do not throw recyclables in the trash.

 

Here is your complete calendar of events:

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First Orange Country Fair Event Takes Place Tonight

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Sep 142012
 

One of the cutest fair book covers ever.

The Orange Country Fair, held at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, Ct is one of the most popular agricultural fairs in the state, attracting guests from New York, Connecticut and other New England states.

All exhibits must be dropped off tonight between 5:30 and 8 p.m.
Something totally new is, while everyone is dropping off their entries on Friday night the first event will be going on in the lower fairgrounds.

The All Mighty Truck Pull begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14.

The Lower Fairgrounds Satellite Food Tent also opens at 6 p.m.

The 2012 Fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 16 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Along with the usual exhibits: the Civic Tent; plants and vegetables; arts; collections and photography; livestock; and farm museum.

Fair crowd pleasers like the tractor pull; women’s skillet toss; doodlebug contest; antique tractor pull; children’s pedal tractor pull; antique car show and hay bale toss all will be back.

To add to the excitement fair-goers can watch the pig races with host Bobby Fantarella and marvel at the skills of Orange Police Dog Maximus and several other area police K9s.

Entertainment: “Flashback” will perform on Saturday; Phil Rosenthol will perform traditional Blur Grass music with Banjo and Mandolin, and “The Navels” also will grace the stage.

Last year’s thriller Juggler/Unicyclist Bruce Sarafin will perform a 30 minute stage show then entertain around the fairgrounds all day on both Saturday and Sunday.

For the first time ever, there will be a truck pull on Friday night at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $7 for adults; $5 for seniors; children 15 and under free.

Free parking and shuttle provided. Pets are not allowed; also no alcohol.
Keep in mind there is no ATM onsite.he tradition continues at the 2012 Orange Country Fair.

Find the tent and country set up and get your free family photo, courtesy of Don Oliver Home Improvement.

Official Fair T-Shirts, Hats and Commemorative Items available at the Souvenir Tent and a commemorative poster with artwork by the late Jamie Hulley also will be sold.

Here is the Fair Schedule as it appears in the Fair Booklet:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012

6:00 p.m. All Mighty Truck Pull
6:00 p.m.

Lower Fairgrounds Satellite Food Tent Opens

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2012


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

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. Live Music

1:00 p.m. Women’s Skillet Toss

1:00 p.m. Homing Pigeon Release

2:00 p.m. Magic & Juggling Show

3:00 p.m. Doodlebug Contest

3:00 p.m. Homing Pigeon Release

3:30 p.m. Live Music

7:00 p.m. Fair Closes

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2012

8:00 a.m. Chip’s famous Pancake Breakfast – Main Food Pavilion

9:00 a.m. Antique Tractor Pull

10:00 a.m. Antique Car Show

11:00 a.m. Horse Draw

11:00 a.m. Homing Pigeon Release

11:30 a.m. Pedal Tractor Pull

1:00 p.m. Men’s Hay Bale Toss (16 years & older)

1:00 p.m. Homing Pigeon Release

2:00 p.m. Live Music

3:00 p.m. Homing Pigeon Release

4:00 p.m. Live Music

6:00 p.m. Fair Closes

SPECIAL FEATURES

Chip’s famous pancake breakfast

Largest Snake & Reptile Exhibit in the East

Coast Guard Inflatable Craft and Boasting Safety Information on Saturday
Toddler Driving Contest

Fire Marshal’s Virtual Fire Extinguisher simulator
Birds of Prey 11:00, 12:00, 1:00 & 2:00

Pig Races

Garden Club Demonstrations 2:00 & 3:00

Police Dog Demonstration Sunday, lower field 12:00 & 2:00

Orange Country Fair Plans Made, Volunteers Needed

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Aug 072012
 

The Orange Country Fair is one of the most anticipated events in town

The Orange Country Fair, held at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, Ct is one of the most popular agricultural fairs in the state, attracting guests from New York, Connecticut and other New England states.

The 2012 Fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 16 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Along with the usual exhibits: the Civic Tent; plants and vegetables; arts; collections and photography; livestock; and farm museum.

Country Fair crowd pleasers like the tractor pull; women’s skillet toss; doodlebug contest; antique tractor pull; children’s pedal tractor pull; antique car show and hay bale toss all will be back.

To add to the excitement fair-goers can watch the pig races with host Bobby Fantarella and marvel at the skills of Orange Police Dog Maximus and several other area police K9s.

Entertainment: “Flashback” will perform on Saturday; Phil Rosenthol will perform traditional Blur Grass music with Banjo and Mandolin, and “The Navels” also will grace the stage.

Last year’s thriller Juggler/Unicyclist Bruce Sarafin will perform a 30 minute stage show then entertain around the fairgrounds all day on both Saturday and Sunday.

For the first time ever, there will be a truck pull on Friday night at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $7 for adults; $5 for seniors; children 15 and under free.

Parking is free and free shuttle service is provided from locations to be announced.

Volunteers are needed for the food tent and other locations around the fairgrounds. High School students who need to make their community service requirements and adults who are willing to help should contact Lynn at lplaskowit@aol.com.