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There Will Be An Orange Country Fair This Year

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Jul 162021
 

The Covid-19 virus was not kind to anyone. During its reign of terror we lost many precious Orange residents. We yearned for the days when we could hug our parents, friends, children and grandchildren among others.

We also lost so many opportunities to gather with family, friends and neighbors, including the 2020 annual Orange Country Fair.

The good news is that Connecticut has taken the virus seriously and many embraced the opportunity to get vaccinated. Unlike the states that ignored the importance of trying to keep themselves and others safe from getting infected and keeping the nightmare going, the Nutmeg State has succeeded in keeping the infection rate under 2% for a long time.

Although masks are no longer required in outdoor settings, some, who are afraid of contracting the extremely contagious Delta Variant, choose to continue wearing one. It’s a choice, and as long as everyone is respectful of one another, either decision is acceptable.

YES There Is A Fair

Thanks to the loosening of restrictions, there will be an Orange Country Fair this year.

The Country Fair Committee has announced that the fair will take place on [Friday, Sept. 17], Saturday, Sept. 18, and Sunday, Sept. 19.

Following is the schedule of fair events and the admission prices.

Friday, September 17, 2021
Contest Entry Drop Off 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Free Entry on Friday Only
Free Parking
Pets Not Allowed

Saturday, September 18, 2021
8:00 AM  –  7:00 PM
$8.00 Adults
$5.00 Senior Citizens
Children 14 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

Sunday, September 19, 2021
8:00 AM  –  6:00 PM
$8.00 Adults
$5.00 Senior Citizens
Children 14 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

Carnival Rides Inspected And Ready To Go

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Aug 022018
 

The 2018 Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival is ready for visitors.

The town fire marshal and state authorities were on the fairgrounds this afternoon inspecting all the rides to make sure they run properly and are safe for this weekend’s event.

Carnival Chairman Donny Foyer said the rides have passed and the firefighters and vendors are ready.

So, even if there is some rainfall tonight, you can skip cooking dinner and eat at the carnival, the firefighters will be manning the grills rain or shine.

Remember, parking and admission are free and raffle tickets for 11 great prizes (top prize is a $7,000 Visa Gift Card) are only $5 each!

Listen for the announcements for the 50/50 raffle drawings all weekend long.

Saturday Matinee at The Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival (photos)

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Aug 062016
 

Volunteers wait for customers at the main raffle tent.

Volunteers wait for customers at the main raffle tent.

Foot traffic was sparse at the Orange Fairgrounds early today. The Saturday Matinee at the Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival usually draws a huge crowd, but the threat of late afternoon thunderstorms and perhaps the oppressive humidity, kept people away.

Those who did attend enjoyed short, or no lines at rides and food vendors.

Kids 12 and younger stood at the raffle tent hoping his or her number would be announced during the free children’s raffle drawing. Two lucky kids, one boy, AJ from New Haven and one girl, Gillian from Woodbridge, walked away with brand new bicycles — a carnival tradition for many years.

The “world’s best” ice cream sundaes were selling well as carnival goers tried to beat the heat.

Light rain did roll by after 6 p.m., but nothing like the wicked weather everyone had been told to expect.

If you’ve been waiting until Sunday to use your pre-paid ride wristbands, you are supposed to have a pleasant, less humid day for the Sunday Family Fun Day. Wristbands are good from 12 – 5 p.m.

The carnival opens at noon and closes promptly at 5 p.m.

Here are photos from the Saturday Matinee: