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October 2nd & 3rd 2021

50th Anniversary Celebration

"Rockin' 50 Years"

Welcome back to Autumn On Parade!

After last year’s event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event, slated for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2-3, marks the 50th anniversary of this community festival in scenic Oregon, llinois. Hence the festival theme this year is “Rockin’ 50 Years”.

 

Here’s a short rundown on what the 2021 festival offers. Be sure to review the schedule of events for times.

 

The heart of Autumn on Parade is its Farmer’s Market and Craft Fair, located on the Ogle County Courthouse Square in downtown Oregon.

 

Craft booths surround the historic Ogle County Courthouse and surrounding streets and offer handmade, homemade and homegrown items as well as many other kinds of unique items.

 

On Saturday, antique tractors and classic cars will be on display at Oregon Park East, just across the Rock River.

 

Owners of Olivers, Farmalls, and Deeres are more than willing to share the history of their tractors. Focus House is again coordinating this year’s car show with the Hub City. Lunch will also be available on site.

 

Visitors can also tour the Chana School on Saturday, also located at Park East. This unique two-room school, built in 1883, is celebrating its 138th birthday this year!

 

On Saturday, there will be fantastic entertain ment for kids of all ages by a festival favorite, Jason Kollum, who will be doing juggling routines and stilt-walking.

On Saturday and Sunday, the Fun Zone, located around the Coliseum will include a petting zoo and inflatables. A magician will also join the group on Saturday. And this is all free to kids!


New this year, on Saturday only, will be a beer garden featuring Burn N’ Bush and Blue Steel bands. This will be located on Jefferson Street between 3rd and 4th streets.

 

Hungry? Don’t forget to stop by the Food Court, which includes a variety of choices from booths run by local not-for-profit organizations.

 

Sunday morning starts with a 5K race and a one mile fun run.

At 1 p.m., on Sunday the Harvest Time Parade makes its way through the downtown and past the courthouse square. The Jesse White Tumblers and South Shore Drill Team are just two of the crowd favorites scheduled to return this year.

 

And don’t forget to buy your official AOP 60/40 raffle ticket and maybe win some cash.