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Welcome to the 44th Autumn on Parade festival Welcome to Autumn on Parade! This year’s festival is Oct. 4-5 in scenic Oregon, IL and if Mother Nature cooperates, visitors will be in for a treat as they view the beautiful Rock River Valley draped in fall colors. Here’s a short rundown on what this year’s festival offers. The heart of Autumn on Parade is its Farmer’s Market and Craft Fair, located on the Ogle County Courthouse Square in downtown Oregon. Here, craft booths surround the historic Ogle County Courthouse. The booths offer handmade, homemade and homegrown items as well as many other kinds of goodies. Not a crafter? Don’t despair...there is something for everyone. On Saturday, antique tractors will be on display at Oregon Park East, just across the Rock River.

Autumn on Parade President Marseyne Snow

Owners of Olivers, Farmalls, and Deeres are more than willing to share the history of their tractors. Next door to the tractor show is the car, truck, and motorcycle classic. The Oregon Lion’s Club is again coordinating this special show. 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 131st birthday this year!! Following this year’s theme “Autumn of Super Heroes�, entertainers on Saturday on the Courthouse Square will include Wonder Woman and Captain America just to name a few. Watch out...you may see Spiderman also strolling around the courthouse lawn. On both days, the Fun Zone, located just north of the Courthouse Square, offers a place for kids to burn off some energy. A Boot Camp Challenge obstacle course will be among other adventurous attractions. Admission provides all-day use. Hungry? Don’t forget to stop by the Food Court, which includes a variety of choices from booths run by local notfor-profit organizations. Want to take a trip back to the Renaissance? Stronghold Camp and Retreat Center, once the home of Chicago Daily News owner Walter

Strong, will host its annual Olde English Faire both days. Tours of the Stronghold Castle will also be available as well as food and entertainment. Admission is charged for this event which is located about two miles north of Oregon, along Ill. 2. Sunday morning starts with a 5K race and a one-mile fun run. At 1 p.m. on Sunday the Harvest Time Parade,

featuring 100-plus units, 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 returning this year. South Shore will also perform a post parade show at the conclusion of the parade on Jefferson Street, in front of the Oregon Library. Wrap up the weekend at the AOP Duck Dash. Hundreds

of ducks will be released for their swim to the finish line. Why not adopt one and cheer it on and maybe win some cash? And here’s the best part— with the exception of the Olde English Faire, Fun Zone, and 5K there is no admission charge for our events. (As it has been since 1970, Autumn on Parade continues to be organized and operated by community volunteers.)

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