Members of the Orange Congregational Church are seeing red this spring as preparations for the 11th Annual Strawberry Festival begin. Red will be the color of the day on the Orange Fairgrounds at High Plains Community Center on June 8 from 9AM-5PM (rain date June 9). Church members have spent countless volunteer hours preparing for this popular family event.
The stars of the day are the bright red strawberries that take center stage with mouthwatering treats for visitors to enjoy. Jams, pies and shortcakes delight visitors each year and sell out quickly. A Pancake Breakfast will begin the day’s festivities. Popular festival foods like hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage and peppers and even the old family favorite, grilled cheese, will be served for lunch or dinner.
The Red Car Show will return. The car show will host red cars and red trucks of all types and vintages. The cost is $10 per car. The Show runs from 10AM-3PM. More than 70 local artists, artisans, handcrafters, and business owners return each year and offer a wide variety of items for sale. Entertainment is planned throughout the day. Music by Al DeCant and performances by Dimples-The Clown and the band Furious George will be featured. Hayrides, face painting, children’s games and amusement rides will entertain the younger generation.
The parking and admission are free. For more information, contact the Church at (203)795-9749 or visit http://www.orangecongregationalchurch.org/strawberry-festival.