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Dogwood Festival Features Style Show And Acoustic Jam Tonight
Updated May 5, 2013 1:12 AM
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(ORLEANS) - The sun should be shining tonight so head out to the Orleans Dogwood Festival which is in full-swing.

Orleans Chamber of Commerce executive director Robert Henderson says this year's theme is "In Spring, Dogwoods Beckon Us Home."

This year's festival continues non-stop through May 5th.

Follow all the festival happenings on-line at www.orleansdogwoodfestival.com or on Facebook.

Congrats to longtime businessman and hometown barber Elmo Wolfe for being named as the 2013 Dogwood Parade Grand Marshal. The parade is May 3. everyone's favorite parade.

2013 Dogwood Festival Calendar of Events

All Week


  • **First Aid Station - South side of Congress Square first responders from Orleans Fire Department will provide treatment along with a IU Health Paoli ambulance Crew

  • Carnival - Congress Square - 5 -10 p.m. nightly

  • Photo Contest - OCC Unity Hall

  • Student Art Show - Orleans Public Library

  • Vendor Arts & Crafts - Congress Square

  • Dogwood Festival Headquarters - Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, April 30


  • 6 pm Phi Beta Psi Style Show & Salad Supper- OES

  • 6 p.m. Tumble Time/OC Fitness-Main Stage

  • 7 pm Acoustic Jam- Library North Lawn

Wednesday, May 1 (Church Night)


  • 4:30 pm "Knitting Witness" - Prayer Shaw Ministry Orleans UMC - Congress Square

  • 6 pm Community Gospel Sing- Sponsored by the Orleans Ministerial Association - Festival Main Stage

Thursday, May 2


  • 11 am - 8 pm Silent Auction- OCC Unity Hall

  • 11 am - 8 pm Photo Contest - OCC Unity Hall

  • 4:30 pm - 7 pm Art Walk- TBA

  • 6:30 sign in/ 7 p.m. Game Starts Euchre Tourney- Fire Department

  • 5 pm Registration /6 pm Races - Cub Scout Rain Gutter

  • Regatta- Congress Square (North Side)

  • 5:30-6:15 pm - Sam Vernon's Martial Arts & Fitness

  • 6:30-8:30 pm .50 Caliber Band - Concert- Main Stage

  • TBA Local observance of National Day Prayer - Congress Sq.

Friday, May 3 (Youth Night)


  • 11 am - 8 pm Silent Auction - OCC Unity Hall

  • 11 am - 8 pm Photo Contest - OCC Unity Hall

  • 4:30 pm - 7 pm Art Walk- TBA

  • 5 - 7 pm Orleans UMC Ham & Bean Supper-Orleans Ele.

  • 5 - 6 Brendan Batman (2012 Dogwood Idol) Main Stage

  • 6:30 pm OHS REDLINE Dance team - performance- Basketball Court

  • 7 pm Moore Monsters Band - Main Stage

  • 8 - 10 pm Pet Monkey Band- Main Stage

Saturday, May 4


  • 6:30 am - 9:00 am Kiwanis Breakfast- Orleans Elementary

  • 9 am - 12 pm Tri County Tractor Club Classic Tractor Exhibit

  • DP Grain Parking Lot

  • 9 am - 6:00 pm Silent Auction- OCC Unity Hall

  • 9 am - 5:00 pm Photo Contest Display - Unity Hall

  • Noon PARADE- Theme "In Spring, Dogwoods Beckon Us Home"

  • 2 pm (approx.) Sweet Water - Main Stage

  • 5 pm - Carnival Rides Close

Sunday, May 5


  • 9:45 am - OCC "Be the Church" Community Clean-up (to clean up litter along the route of the parade and Congress Square)

  • 6 pm - Vesper Service - Orleans United Methodist Church

Some events subject to change or cancellation due to weather. Main St. Entertainment will be moved to Orleans Elementary, SR 337 E in the event of bad weather.



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