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.
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