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 car show, Cub Scout Pinewood Derby, hypnotist, 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.