Press Release

For Immediate Release 


Event Date: April 29 - May 2, 2015


47th Dogwood Festival, Orleans, Indiana, April 29th through May 2nd




Orleans, Indiana (February 23, 2015) - The Orleans Chamber of Commerce will be holding their 47th Dogwood Festival from April 29 - May 2, 2015 at the Historic Congress Square, Downtown Orleans. Enjoy carnival rides, games, children’s activities, arts & crafts fair, everyone’s favorite hometown parade, food, live entertainment, viewing of the dogwoods and more. Admission is free.


The event is recognized as one of Midwest Living Magazine's "Top Five Flowering Festivals" (April 2012).
The dogwood tree is the trademark of Orleans (the Dogwood Capital of Indiana), as “Operation Dogwood,” was launched in the mid-1960s with a goal of having hundreds of the trees planted along roadways, the historic town park square and in yards.  The annual Dogwood Festival celebrates the town’s beautiful Dogwood blossoms each spring.


Orleans is a small rural community located in scenic Southern Indiana with “Mayberry” qualities. Experience the perfect Midwest small town…historic, charming and friendly.


The small, quaint little town turns 200 years old in 2015 (1815-2015).  This milestone will be celebrated with special events throughout the year, so mark your calendars and plan to be a part of the year-long birthday Bicentennial Celebration.


The Orleans Historic District was listed in the National Register of  Historic Places in 2009.  





Media Contact: Robert F. Henderson

Phone 812-865-2539   

Orleans Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 9

Orleans, IN 47452-0009