Open Date:

Sat, Oct 01, 2016

Close Date:

Sun, Oct 02, 2016

 
Description:

Since 1971, The heart of Autumn on Parade is its Farmer's Market and Craft Fair, located on the historic Ogle County Courthouse Square in downtown Oregon where more than 150 craft booths surround the 125- year- old 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 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 and visitors won’t want to miss The Focus House Car Show. 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 133rd birthday this year!! Lunch will also be available on site. Also on Saturday, kids and adults can take part in the Donut Eating Contest near the courthouse square. Entertainers can also be spotted 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. 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 not- for-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.

Location:

Main Street

Oregon, IL

61061
Additional Features:
Commercial Vendors, Entertainment Children's, Entertainment Free, Food, Handicapped Access, Music
Hours:
Sat. 7am-8pm, Sun. 6:45am-2pm, Parade Sunday at 1pm
Attendance:
90,000+
Phone Number:
(815) 732-3465
Alt. Phone Number:
(815) 732-2100
This info may change due to circumstances,
please verify details before venturing out.
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