Autumn is celebrated with enthusiasm in Oregon, Illinois at the annual Autumn on Parade (AOP) festival. Autumn on Parade features a Farmer's Market, with homemade items from over 175 crafters/farmers and fine arts vendors, plenty of live entertainment, a variety of food, and the ever popular Harvest Time Parade held on Sunday afternoon.
Most of the activities and vendors will be found at the Ogle County Courthouse Square located at the corner of Illinois 64 and Illinois 2 in downtown Oregon.
Join us for these events:
New for 2015! Vintage Base Ball - Visitors to the 2015 Autumn on Parade festival will have a chance to watch a genuine Vintage Base Ball game. That's right Base Ball — the way it was originally played 157 years ago! more info >>
New for 2015! Donut Eating Contest - If you or your children love eating donuts, here is your chance to do what you love and make money. Casey's general Store has teamed up with Autumn on Parade to present our first eating contest. more info >>
New for 2015! Create A Canvas. Those participating in Create A Canvas portion will receive step-by-step instruction on how to paint a keepsake painting that reflects the fall festival.
All the materials for the painting experience are included in the Create A Canvas fees. more info >>
Harvest Time Parade - If you love a parade, you'll love ours. Marching bands, clowns, and plenty of other entertainment, all at 1 pm on Sunday. more info >>
Olde English Faire - Stronghold Castle hosts the Olde English Faire (including tours of the castle) throughout the weekend. more info >>
Food Court - Apple fritters, pork chops, lamb sandwiches . . . they all can be found at the Autumn on Parade Food Court. Booths are run by volunteers from local non-profit organizations. more info >>
Fun Zone - Rides for kids make this a special treat for youngsters. more info >>
Duck Dash - Spend $5 and see if your rubber duck can be the first to race down Franklin Street to win you a prize. On Sunday, immediately follwing the parade. more info >>
Tractor Show - See antique tractors and learn about the days of early agriculture in Ogle County. Saturday only. more info >>