Participants and visitors will enjoy a day packed full of fun activities surrounded by vintage cars, antique tractors, crafters, and vendors next to the Historical Heritage Village. Events include a Bags Tournament, Sweet Corn eating contest and a fire tanker spray for the children. Everyone is invited to visit the Cambridge FFA sponsored Petting zoo. Visit the community hall to view the model train display. Sit and relax to music performed by Danny Blakey of Toulon or listen to the tunes of the High School band.
Orion Fall Festival is a perfect ending to the summer.
Orion celebrates Labor Day weekend with a long standing tradition held in Central Park. Friday evening begins with a pie auction, carnival rides, and arts and crafts. The pie auction is legendary and encapsulates the best of small-town, Midwesterner living. The fun continues Saturday with a 5K run, a parade, and lots of food and fun. Events wrap up Sunday with a comedy act and street dances.
Orion Fall Festival
The Orion Fall Festival is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. Together with community organizations and volunteers, it sponsors the Orion Fall Festival every Labor Day Weekend.
Funds raised from festival activities are returned to the community which is comprised of the Orion Community Unit School District, which includes the cities of Orion, Osco, Andover and Lynn Center and their surrounding communities. The funds serve community needs such as fire and ambulance equipment, park improvements, playground equipment, and medical needs of individuals without adequate insurance. Since 1972, total disbursements to the community have totaled almost $725,000.
Looking for homegrown goodness?
Your search is over. The Cambridge Fall Review is a fall food festival that features unparalleled and locally-made gourmet foods and crafts. Once here, you will see why shoppers and travelers from the Midwest travel the back roads to Cambridge United Methodist Church. Old fashioned country cooking served in button-popping portions and special and unique gifts.
A dazzling array of jams & jellies, pickles, fudge, mixes, mustards, and pasta. Beautifully packed with collector jars, colorful ribbons, lids made of specially chosen fabrics, embroidered tops or crocheted skirts. You’ll find Lime Pickles, Christmas Jam, and this year a Coconut Holiday Cake Mix. Delightful and unique gifts for any occasion.
Taste the “real” thing and take home scrumptious cinnamon rolls, fruit-filled pies, and a variety of homemade cookie and specialty bread.
Ready to Bake Frozen Foods
Enjoy the popular treats, Red Delicious Ham Loves, Creamy Cheese Tortellini Soup, and melt in your mouth Apple Dumplings. Lasagna for Two and Swedish Meatballs are a local favorite. RESERVE your selections early. Stop in the church lobby, and pick them up when you are ready to leave. Bring a cooler!
Over 40 crafters and artists (carefully selected), original work only, showcase their wares at the church hall and community center. Home decor, jewelry, and more make shopping for yourself and others has never been more comfortable.
Breakfast is served in the church. Energize your day with a country style breakfast, bountiful casserole, fruit slush cup, muffins and freshly brewed coffee served ala carte. 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Lunch on a generous portion of red delicious ham loaf, cheesy potatoes, and almond green beans. Lighter fare is available ala carte chicken salad served on rye bread or a flaky croissant or Potato soup. Save room for dessert! Choices include pumpkin pie, turtle cake, and white chocolate raspberry cheesecake, homemade of course.
Purchase a “Cambridge Celebrates” cookbook for year round cooking enjoyment.