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Updated April 25, 2016 7:02 AM | Filed under: Event
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(ORLEANS) - The Orleans American Legion Post #69 is once again sponsoring the carnival for the upcoming Dogwood Festival April 25-30.

Midway by: Brady's Amusements. There will be new rides, games, concessions and more.

Bracelet Nights for 2016 will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and MUST be purchased in advance.

Advance Tickets for Bracelets are now on sale for $18 and available from: Orleans High School, Orleans Elem. School, Orleans Marathon, J & S Sportswear; Northside; Mid-Southern, Fifth Third, Huck's; Dollar General; Orleans Town offices; or from any Legion Member.

48th Annual Orleans Dogwood Festival Schedule of Events:

Pre-Festival Events

Friday, April 22

  • All-Day-Town-Wide Yard Sale

Saturday, April 23

  • All-Day Town-Wide Yard Sale
  • 6 p.m. Dogwood Queen Contest-Orleans Elementary

Sunday, April 24

  • 1 p.m. Dogwood Horseshoe Tournament-Orleans Airport
  • 2 p.m. Little Miss Dogwood-Orleans Elementary
  • 5 p.m. Little Miss Petal & Little Miss Dogwood-Orleans Elementary *Sponsored by Coca-Cola
  • 7 p.m. Community Vesper Service - Unity Hall Guest Speaker: Tim Lovelace

Monday, April 25

  • 5 p.m. Carnival opens-Congress Square *Brady Amusements sponsored by Orleans American Legion Post #69
  • *O.B.R. Band Parents Food Stand Opens Downtown

Tuesday, April 26

  • 4-7 p.m. Student Art Show - Orleans Library
  • 5-10 p.m. Carnival-Congress Square
  • 6 p.m.-Phi Beta Psi Style Show & Salad Supper-Orleans Elementary
  • 7 p.m. - WUME 95 Talent Show-Main Stage

Weather Note: Some events subject to change or cancellation due to weather. The Main Stage entertainment may be moved to Orleans Elementary, SR 337 E in the event of bad weather.

*Both the Orleans Christian Church and Orleans United Methodist are designated emergency type shelter areas during festival week in the event of severe weather or other type of emergency.

First Aid-Orleans 1st Responders (South side square).

Dogwood Headquarters, festival, area visitor info etc. (Orleans Chamber, north side of square)

Wednesday, April 27 (Official Opening Day)

  • Dogwood Headquarters-Chamber Office
  • Vendors Arts & Crafts-Congress Square
  • 4:30 p.m. - OES/OHS Choir Performs-Main Stage
  • 5 p.m. - OHS Pep Band Concert - Main Stage
  • 5-10 p.m. Carnival-Congress Square
  • 6 p.m. - Gospel in the Park - Main Stage *Sponsored by Orleans Area Ministerial Association

Thursday, April 28

Dogwood Headquarters-Chamber Office

Vendors Arts & Crafts-Congress Square

  • 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Student Art Show - Orleans Library
  • 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Photo Contest Display-OCC Unity Hall
  • 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Dogwood Art Walk-OCC Unity Hall lobby
  • 5-10 p.m. Carnival-Congress Square
  • 5 p.m. Registration/6 p.m. Start *Cub Scout Rain Gutter Regatta-Congress Square
  • 6:30 p.m. Sign-In/ 7 p.m. Start -Euchre Tourney-Fire Department
  • 7 p.m. - Pet Monkey Band - Main Stage

Friday, April 29

  • Dogwood Headquarters-Chamber office
  • Vendors Arts & Crafts-Congress Square
  • 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Student Art Show - Orleans Library
  • 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Photo Contest-OCC Unity Hall
  • 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Dogwood Art Walk-OCC Unity Hall lobby
  • 5 -7 p.m. UMC Ham & Bean Supper-Orleans Elementary
  • 5-10 p.m. Carnival-Congress Square
  • 7 p.m. - The Honky Tonk Heroes band - Main Stage

Saturday, April 30

  • Dogwood Headquarters-Chamber office
  • Vendors Arts & Crafts-Congress Square
  • 6:30-9:30 am Kiwanis Breakfast-Orleans Elementary
  • 7-9 a.m. Dogwood Pedal(Registration) - Orleans Elementary *Sponsored by Javaroma Coffee*
  • 9 a.m.-4 pm Photo Contest Display-OCC Unity Hall
  • 10 a.m.-2 pm Student Art Show - Orleans Library
  • 10 a.m. Dogwood Pet Parade - Fountain area
  • 12 noon Kiwanis Bubblegum Contest-Bandstand
  • 12noon - 9pm Carnival-Congress Square
  • 2 p.m.- 48th Annual Dogwood Parade Theme: "ORLEANS: Little Town, Big Heart" -Historic Maple Street (SR 37)
  • Immediately after the parade Sweet Water band - Main Stage


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