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2023 Harvest Time Parade

The 52" Annual AOP Harvest Time Parade, themed "Spooktacular Spirit" will be held on Sunday, October 8, starting at 1pm! The parade will feature entertainment by Jesse White Tumblers and Crystal Lake Drum Strikers, as well as local marching bands, scouts, unique acts, local businesses and so much more. This year we will have a new and improved parade route winding through downtown Oregon! The Harvest Time Parade will reverse its route, now starting at Adams and 10th Streets. It will then head east on Adams, turn north on 4th Street, and west on Washington Street before returning to Hawk Drive via 10th Street. We look forward to seeing spectators of all ages fill the streets!


Thank you to E.D. Etnyre, Autumn on Parade’s 2023 Presenting Sponsor!

LOCATION: Downtown Oregon, IL

BUSINESS ENTRY FEE: $50 for each unit

NOT-FOR-PROFIT entry no charge

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Units of Honor

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E.D. Etnyre & Co.

This year’s Autumn on Parade Unit of Honor is celebrating 125 years of business! Edward D. Etnyre was resourceful, hard-working, and held a keen interest in the well-being of his fellow man. He designed and manufactured products for others with as much care as he would for his own use. This required a deep and personal commitment coupled with deep customer involvement. He passed that promison “The Etnyre Road” - E.D. Etnyre company’s proudest tradition.


E.D. Etnyre & Co. proudly manufactures a wide range of equipment serving the asphalt road construction industry, from asphalt spreaders to chip spreaders and storage tanks to trailers. Since 1898, Etnyre continually sets the standard for performance and reliability, paving the way for customer success. That success is a result of the way they build each unit to order and provide unparalleled support, from product selection to parts and service.


Etnyre continues to lead the industry with its legendary commitment to the marketplace. Their products combine more than 125 years of experience with the latest technological advances to provide customers with maximum performance and reliability. Etnyre prides themselves on building great equipment that contributes to the quality of the world’s roads and benefits everyone who travels on them.


E.D. Etnyre is also Autumn on Parade’s 2023 Presenting Sponsor! Thank you for your generous donation supporting our festival.

Stronghold Castle is celebrating 50 years of Olde English Faire! 

Castle tours, swords, food trucks, vendors, and entertainment!

Come see the celebration unfold on October 7th and 8th, 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. Help us celebrate 50 years of our largest annual fundraiser at Stronghold Camp and Retreat Center.

Also, join us for dinner on Friday, October 6th, for a resurrection of the Olde English Faire pre celebration dinner!!!!

Dinner, drinks and entertainment from Hoffman Estates Madrigals and SCA Renactment.

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