Orion Fall Festival Committee
The Chosen Ones, Gospel recording artists, Sunday, Sept. 2, 8 a. m.
Friday, August 31, 2018
4:30 pm - Pie Baking Contest registration at Park Band Shell
5:00 pm - Food Tent opens at Park Shelter, Arts and Crafts Tents open, and Ice Cream Social begins near Park Shelter (Sponsored by Orion Area Churches Association)
5:30 pm - Pie Judging begins at Park Band Shell
6:30 pm - Pie Auction begins at Park Band Shell (Auction courtesy Stenzel Auction Services)
Saturday, September 1, 2018
7:30 am - Charger 10 mile and 5k Runs at Rock Island Conservation Club, 2421 Big Island Road, Milan, IL
9:00 am - Rummage Sale at Orion St. Paul Lutheran Church (Sponsored by the Church), Food Tent opens at Park Shelter, Arts and Crafts Tents open
10:00 am - “Candy in the Hay”*-Candy Hunt for Kids near Park Band Shell
10:30 am - Kid’s Tractor Pull begins at Kirk, Huggins and Esterdahl, 1301-4th St.
1:00 pm - Parade* begins at 13th. St. and 11th. Ave.
3:00 pm - Strawberry Shortcake Dessert served near Park Band Shell (Sponsored by Main Street Orion)
5:00pm - “Enjoy a Root Beer Float” served near the Park Band Shell (Sponsored by Main Street Orion), Pork Chop Dinner* served at Food Tent near Park Shelter, and Paper Airplane Contest at Orion Methodist Activity Center
Sunday, September 2, 2018
7:00 am-10:30 am - Pancake, Sausage, Biscuit and Gravy Breakfast served at Food Tent near Park Shelter (Sponsored by Orion Lions Club)
8:00 am - Nondenominational Church Service held at Park Band Shell (Sponsored by Orion Area Ministers Association); Special Guests: Gospel recording artists The Chosen Ones (Rain Location: Orion United Methodist Activity Center)
10:00 am-6:00 pm - Kid’s Monkey Bridge (Sponsored by Orion Boy Scout Troop 123)
Noon-4:00 pm - Car Show on Main Street
Noon - Food Tent opens at Park Shelter, Arts and Crafts Tents open, Cub Scout Soap Box Derby Race (Sponsored by Orion Cub Scout Pack 123)
1:00 pm-4:00 pm - Strawberry Shortcake Dessert served near Park Band Shell (Sponsored by Main Street Orion)
1:30 pm - “Orion’s Got Talent” Show at Park Band Shell (Sponsored by Main Street Orion)
3:30 pm - Orion Community Band at Park Band Shell (Sponsored by Main Street Orion)
5:00 pm - “Fall Fiesta” with Walking Tacos and Dessert opens at Orion United Methodist Activity Center (Sponsored by the Orion United Methodist Youth Missions and TLC Pre-School)
6:00 pm - Festival Events, Food Tent and Carnival close in Central Park
6:00 pm - Comedy Sportz featuring “Guys with Ties” (Free Admission) at Orion United Methodist Activity Center (Sponsored by the Church Youth Group)
Since 1973, the Orion Fall Festival has been held Labor Day Weekend. Festival activities include a food tent, carnival, arts and crafts, pie auction, free entertainment, parade, kid's activities, car show, talent show and more.
In case of inclement weather, grandstand events will be held at the Orion United Methodist Church Activity Center.