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:
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.
Olde English Faire - Stronghold Castle hosts the Olde English Faire (including tours of the castle) throughout the weekend.
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.
Fun Zone - Rides for kids make this a special treat for youngsters.
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.
Auto Classic - Autos, trucks, and motorcycles are displayed at Oregon Park East. Saturday only.
Tractor Show - See antique tractors and learn about the days of early agriculture in Ogle County. Saturday only.