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Rockin River Fest to feature Uniquely Oregon

By Donna Mann

Oregon Together

What’s unique about Oregon, Illinois?   There’s really too much to tell but you can get a good glimpse of the many amenities of the community when you explore the “Uniquely Oregon” Community Showcase and Explore Oregon’s Art and History at the June 16 Rockin’ River Fest. 

These are just a few of the many things you will experience during Rockin’ River Fest. 

E.D. Etnyre has produced a limited edition festival collectible item and donating proceeds from sales of items to support the festival. 

Oregon Together’s Blackhawk Restoration Team will be on hand to provide details related to efforts to restore the famous Taft Black Hawk Statue at Lowden Park.  

Thanks to the support of the Blackhawk Waterways Convention and Visitors Bureau, a special feature of the showcase will be the Illinois Bureau of Tourism’s traveling exhibit with information about places to visit throughout the region and Illinois.  

Other Ogle County communities have been invited to share information about upcoming community events that will promote tourism in this exhibit.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn more about our local businesses and the products and services they provide both within and external to our community. 

Stop by and visit these participating businesses including: Alpine Chiropractic and Natural Medicine, Byron Bank, E.D. Etynre and Company, Harvard State Bank, Oregon Soap Shoppe, Pearl & Sons, and ReMax Realty.  

Visit www.rockinriverfest.net for the Uniquely Oregon showcase application forms.  

And you will want to make certain to explore the art and history of the community when you visit the famous Taft collection and other impressive works of art at the Oregon Public Library.  

The Ogle County Historical Museum and Billy Barnhart Museum at Conover Square will fascinate you as you explore the roots and history of the area.  

The Oregon Depot Museum and train viewing area is a gem recently restored by local volunteers.  

Viewing hours for local galleries and museums will be from 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 16.  

Visit www.rockinriverfest.net for a complete listing of festival events and activities. 

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