Autumn on Parade offers plenty of fun for the family on Oct. 5-6
Oregon will host the 43rd annual Autumn on Parade festival this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6.
Following this year's theme Haunted Harvest theme, entertainers will perform on Saturday on the courthouse square. Acts will include Fred the Vampire and Horrible Harry just. Frankenstein will also stroll the courthouse lawn on stilts.
New to this year's festival is a 93 foot long zipline operated by Kid Again Inflatable Fun Shows, located in the AOP Fun Zone.
A Volcano Adventureland inflatable and a ‘Lil Builders Toddler Zone will also be offered in the Fun Zone along with face painting, balloon artistry, and cotton candy. Activities will be offered on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wristbands are needed for entry to Fun Zone activities and cost $8 during the festival.
The Illinois Patriot Guard Fallen Heroes Traveling Memorial Wall will also be on display both days during the festival.
The wall, initiated by Gold Star families and the Riders, pays tribute to Illinois military members who gave their lives in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn. It bears the names, portraits, hometowns, ranks and dates of death of each service member.
The wall will be located on the lawn behind the Oregon Coliseum at the corner of North Fifth Street and Frankin Street. In the event of inclement weather, the wall will be located inside the Coliseum.
One of the new events for this year is a post parade show on Sunday by the South Shore Drill Team.
The post parade show will be held on Jefferson Street in front of the Oregon library.
Festival attractions include:
All vendors in the Food Court must be a local not-for-profit agency or be affiliated with one.
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