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Another Casualty Of The Coronavirus — The Strawberry Festival

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May 042020
 

Following is a message from the Orange Strawberry Festival Committee:
Due to the ongoing pandemic and with guidance from government officials, the Orange Strawberry Festival scheduled for June 13, 2020, is CANCELLED. 
We will miss the delicious food, rides, RED car show, entertainment, and especially all of our festival-goers!
Please message the Orange Strawberry Festival page on Facebook or call Jake Noyes at 203-500-7008 with questions.
Please stay safe, stay healthy, and we will persevere.  See you next year!
Editor’s Note and a suggestion:
The Annual Strawberry Festival has been a town treasure for many years from its humble beginning on the town green to the big multi-activity extravaganza that it has been in the past few years since moving to the Orange Fairgrounds.
The folks at the Orange Congregational Church work tirelessly for months preparing for the event from getting the word out, to finding vendors and car enthusiasts to participate, to picking and prepping strawberries for the shortcake and pies.
We want them to know that they are all appreciated for everything they do for the community and how sorry we are that this year’s festival cannot go forward as planned.
Personally, we believe that a pie fundraiser could be held with enough social distancing to help raise money and to make sure everyone gets their fill of the best strawberry and strawberry rhubarb pies on the face of the earth.
Think about it, order and pay in advance online and pick up at specific times. It CAN be done.
Everyone be well. If no pie this year, we’ll see you next year.

Mark Your Calendars For the 10th Annual Strawberry Festival This Saturday

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Jun 072018
 

This Orange Congregational Church will host its 10th Annual Strawberry Festival at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, on Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. You can share in a day of food, fun, and family.

YES, this is the same festival that used to take place on the town green in front of the church, but because of its popularity, it was moved to this larger venue a few years ago.

If you get there early you can look forward to pancakes with homemade strawberry compote and whipped cream or just with strawberries! If you are not an early riser, that is okay, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, cheese dogs, chili dog, sausage and peppers, french fries, pulled pork, grilled cheese, veggie burgers and more will be available for sale.

For dessert, you can decide between strawberry shortcake, a slice of strawberry pie or strawberry rhubarb pie, and chocolate covered strawberries! Ask for “to-go” containers!

NOTE: Our suggestion, bring a bit of extra money and bring home a Strawberry Rhubarb Pie to share with everyone you know. They’re amazing!

There will be live music, kids games, rides, face painting, a hayride, pie eating contest, Red Car show, and more than 60 different vendors selling all types of goodies.

Admission and parking for this event are FREE.

A Look Back: Orange Strawberry Festival In Photos

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Jun 202017
 

Orange Congregational Church Strawberry Festival took place on the Orange Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event included an expanded Arts and Craft Fair and Home Show with 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.

Here are a few photos from the event.

 

Are You Ready For The Orange Strawberry Festival?

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Jun 102017
 

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

All Day

60+ Vendors
Artisans, antiques, local businesses, and service organizations
Rides, Face Painting, Children’s Games

The rain date is Sunday, June 11, same place and time.

PHOTOS: A Great Day For The Strawberry Festival

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Jun 132015
 

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:

 

 

Mark Your Calendars For The Annual Strawberry Festival

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Jun 112015
 

Screen Shot 2015-05-26 at 9.52.23 PMThe Seventh Annual Orange Congregational Church Strawberry Festival will take place at High Plains Community Center (Orange Fairgrounds) Saturday, June 13 from 9am to 5pm, and admission is FREE! (Rain date is Sunday, June 14 same time)

Check out crafters and fine arts, enter to win great raffle prizes, entertain the kids with rides, games, face painting and hayrides, and of course, enjoy luscious strawberry shortcake and other summer specialties.

Back again this year: a Red Car Show!

Call 203-795-9749 or visit https://www.orangecongregationalchurch.org/ for more information.

 

 

Originally Published on: May 26, 2015 @ 22:06