Chillin’ in August: Oregon, IL

Chilling Out in the country…   lazy days, county fairs, summer festivals, fishing along the banks of the Rock, strolling the trails of our many state parks.


Don’t let the rest of the summer days and nights slip away without taking advantage! And, that won’t be difficult to do given all that our area has to offer in the month of August. Take a look below to find out more!

For an full description of the experiences our city offers, check out:




Ogle County Fair

August 2-6, 2017    Ogle County Fairgrounds, Oregon IL


The fair features a rodeo, County Fair Queen Pageant, carnival rides, concessions, live entertainment, tractor pulls, 4-H shows, demolition derby, and competitions.   Price of admission ticket includes rides!   $8 admission with rides wristband.   3 years old and under admitted free (additional $3 for ride wristband)

Bring the whole family to enjoy a night at the fair!  Everyone is guaranteed a good time!   Click here for schedule and all the details.   Don’t miss an experience thousands enjoy each year!   Check us out on Facebook too.




2017 Petunia City Brass

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 7:00 PM      Landers-Loomis Field, Oregon High School, Oregon IL

Petunia City Brass is a Drum Corps International Open Class competition benefiting Lee County Council on Aging and the Kreider Alliance. Come out and enjoy the show! Eight Drum Corps from California to Connecticut will be performing. You won’t want to miss this one!   Click here for ticket information.




Movie in the Park

August 4, 2017 Blackhawk Meadow Park    2920 Mill Rd. Byron, Illinois 61010


Grab a blanket and join us at Blackhawk Meadow Park under the stars for the movie Moana. The movie will begin at dusk and because Byron Bank sponsors the evening, admission is free!







Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival

Rochelle, IL      August 18-20, 2017


This is not a festival you want to miss! Come and enjoy the parade, the Hub City Cruiser Car Show, the Craft Show, live entertainment, and so much more!   Click here for a full schedule of events.

The Lincoln Highway was one of the earliest transcontinental highways for automobiles across the United States of America.  Conceived in 1912 by Indiana entrepreneur Carl G. Fisher, and formally dedicated October 31, 1913, the Lincoln Highway ran coast-to-coast from Times Square in New York City west to Lincoln Park in San Francisco.    The National Lincoln Highway Museum is in nearby Franklin Grove, IL.




The Illinois Renewable Energy Association (IREA) Presents their Annual Renewable Energy Fair

August 19-20, 2017         Ogle County Fair Grounds


Do you support going green? Learn more about sustainable energy development in Illinois by checking out the hands-on opportunities at this fair to learn about the benefits, potentials, and uses of renewable energy and energy-efficiency for our homes and businesses. Click here to visit their website to find out more about the schedule.





Drop a Line and do Some Fishing at Jacks Landing

Jacks Landing is a 10 acre site operated by the Oregon Park District.  It is located at the corner of 2nd Street and Lafeyette Street in Daysville.


Find out if saying, “here fishy fishy” actually works! Park users can enjoy almost .5 miles of hiking trails and riverfront access for fishing and canoeing. Jack’s Landing is a unique property that caters to nature enthusiasts.








Get Ready to Compete in Lake LaDonna’s Got Talent!

– Weekend of Aug 18 – 20, 2017     at Lake LaDonna Campground near Oregon, IL


To all singers, musicians, dancers, magicians, small animal acts, cup stackers, Mimes…Come share your talent Saturday at the Lake LaDonna’s Talent show! Prizes awarded for Best Act (sorry due to insurance reasons no sword swallowing or fire acts will be permitted) Entertainment DJ Tom. A small participation fee is required to perform in talent show. Visit their website to find out more.