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Orange Strawberry Festival Rescheduled to Sunday

Organizers say this year might bring the biggest crowd yet.

Updated on June 2 at 12:15 p.m.

According to one of the festival's Facebook page, "Due to the predicition for rain tomorrow (Saturday, June 2, 2012), the Orange Strawberry Festival will now be held on SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2012. We hope to see you all there!!!"

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Get ready for some sweet treats because the fourth annual Orange Strawberry Festival is this Saturday.

The namesake berries will be featured in shortcakes, jams, and pies. There will also be plenty of kids’ activities like arts and crafts, games, face painting, and hayrides. The festival, on June 2 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Town Green, will also feature local craft vendors.

Marie Gesler, co-chair of the festival, said that between 2,000 and 3,000 people attended last year, “much to our surprise.”

“It’s grown in leaps and bounds,” Gesler said of the festival.

Paul J. Grimmer, executive director of the Orange Economic Development Corp., said that the festival is a “very community-oriented activity … one of those very quaint, very New England type of festivals.”

The event is sponsored by the . Parking will be available at the church and at . Admission is free. The rain date is Sunday, June 3, when parking will be available at the , with shuttle service on that day only.

What's your favorite Strawberry treat at the festival?

Susan Glennon May 31, 2012 at 05:32 PM
So kind of you Jillian. Stop by and say hi if you visit the festival and I will give you a free sample.
Anthony Karge June 01, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Just saw this on Facebook: "Due to the predicted rain for tomorrow, Saturday, June 2, the Orange Strawberry Fesival will now take place on Sunday, June 3, 2012. 10:00-7:00 on the Orange Town Green."
Linda June 02, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Sorry Susan, not all people in this area are unkind and tactless. Daisies are my favorite flower and blue is my favorite color! : ) ALSO, I am gluten-free! Wishing you much success at the Strawberry Festival.
Susan Glennon June 02, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Thank you Linda! If you visit the Strawberry Fest tomorrow stop by and introduce yourself. I would love to tell you more about these awesome products!
JILLIAN June 06, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Truth hurts, Susan, and I'm being honest. Your product sounds like a rejected dog food brand.

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