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The Duke of Orange


NEW DUKE FLYER (Instagram Post (Portrait))

Be the First Duke of Orange!

Ride in the Orange May Parade with your crown, cloak and scepter! Win prize money for the Orange nonprofit of your choice! Support the Orange May Parade!

The Duke of Orange Pageant will showcase the wonderful men of Orange. This fun event will feature a bevy of contestants vying for the crown!


April 15, 2023

Party starts at 4:00pm | Pageant starts at 5:00pm.


The Woman’s Club of Orange

Who is eligible to be a contestant?

Any man 21 years or older who lives, works, or goes to school in Orange.

Want to apply?

Applications close on at the end of day on March 31st, 2023!


Want to attend The Duke of Orange Pageant?

Frequently Asked Questions:

What does a contestant have to do?

The pageant has three acts.

  1. A 2-minute talent portion (we use the term “talent” loosely!)
  2. An interview question (nothing to prepare!)
  3. A 90 second “air band” performance – lip-synch, guitar, or drums to the song of your choice.

Who are the judges?

To Be Determined

What are the prizes? 

First prize:

  • The title of “The Duke of Orange.”
  • The Duke wins his crown, cloak and scepter
  • Prize money for the Orange Non-profit of his choice.
  • Ride in the Orange May Parade on May 6, 2023
    • His chosen nonprofit receives an entry in the Orange May Parade free of charge

Second place and third place will also be awarded prizes.

What is the time commitment for a contestant?

  • One rehearsal the morning of the pageant
  • Pageant

Who is benefiting from “The Duke of Orange Pageant?” 

Besides the Duke’s chosen nonprofit, the proceeds will go to directly to offsetting the cost of the Orange May Parade. The citizens of Orange are the beneficiaries!

What are the Duke of Orange Pageant sponsorship and ticket prices?

  • Contestant sponsor: $500
    • 4 Admission tickets
    • 8 drink tickets
    • VIP seating
    • Name in program and onstage
  • Table sponsor: $450
    • 10 Admission tickets
    • 20 drink tickets
    • Premium table location
    • Table tent with group’s name
  • Contestant & Table Sponsor Package: - $750
    • 10 Admission tickets
    • 20 drink tickets
    • Premium table location
    • Table tent with group’s name
    • Ability to sponsor a contestant of your choice
  • General Admission: $25
  • Ladies’ Night Special Package: $45
    • Premium seating
    • 2 drink tickets + Prosecco Toast
    • Goodie bag
    • Pre-pageant photo op with contestants
    • Photo op with the newly crowned Duke

Event Information:

Appetizers will be provided along with a no host bar and a fun show!

Cocktail Mixer: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Show starts at 5:00pm.

$5 Drink Tickets available for sale at venue.