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The 3rd Annual Orange Artisan Fest & Vendor Fair Will Include a Job Fair

April 6, 2023
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Save the date for the 3rd Annual Orange Artisan Fest & Vendor Fair, scheduled on Thursday, June 22, 2023, from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Orange Fairgrounds at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange. The all-outdoor event is rain or shine and free and open to the public. Annemarie Sliby, Executive Director says, “The event is a nice kick-off to the summer, and I would like to welcome the public and business population to stop by and shop, network, and enjoy the day.”

Visitors can look forward to a great mix of artisans selling their homemade specialty products, business vendors selling their products and services, product demonstrations, raffles, grabbing a bite at one of the food trucks, participating in activities, and listening to the sounds of the Sabb’s Brothers, who will be performing from 6 pm – 8 pm under the Gazebo.

Vendor space in all categories is still available. Showcase your business, products or service, sell your products on site, and network with vendors and attendees. Vendor space is limited and Sliby says, “We expect to be sold out by the end of April.” Anyone interested in becoming a vendor, can register online via the OEDC website:, or call the OEDC office at (203) 891-1045 for an application. All vendors will have their marketing materials included in Event Welcome Bags, their business name listed in the Artisan Fest ad in OrangeLife Magazine (register by 4/10 to be included), and their contact information listed in the Event Program, which is given to all visitors and vendors.

A Job Fair is the new activity this year, which will be contained under the pavilion from 2:30 pm to 5 pm. Visitors looking for employment are encouraged to attend. Recruiters and employers wanting to reach the regional skilled workforce should register for a table. Industries highlighted are healthcare, hospitality, information technology, professional services, manufacturing, and more. The Job Fair is being promoted through Workforce Alliance and the American Job Center.

Your business can still have a presence if you are unable to participate this year. For just $75, your marketing materials will be included in the Event Welcome Bags, which go to all attendees and vendors. You may also place an ad in the Event Program; sizes and prices vary. Please call our office at 891-1045 for information on both opportunities.

Many thanks to our sponsors: American Job Center, Brennan-Lucey Irish Dance Academy, Connecticut Burns Care Foundation, The Eagle Leasing Company, Economic Development Commission, Northeast Electronics Corporation, Senior Insurance Consultants, Taylor Rental, and UIL Holdings Corporation.

For more information, call the Orange Economic Development Corporation at (203) 891-1045 or visit the website at

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