Patch’s Guide to the 2012 Orland Days

Food, music, a parade, carnival rides and more. We put together what you need to know for the fest running through Sunday night.

June in Orland Park means a little more than an official start to summer.

It is time again for Orland Days, the four-day festival that brings people together for food, rides and fun, all assembled and put on by the Orland Park Lions Club.

The festival will be held again at the north lot Wednesday through Sunday.

The fest will only be open to those invited daytime Thursday for the Norm Meyer Day, but will open publically at 5 p.m.

Here is what will be available during the fest:


– Pizza, Italian beef, meatball sandwiches

RS Concessions – Italian ice, funnel cakes, chicken strips, nachos, pretzels, deep fried candy (Twinkies, Snickers)

– Subs, philly cheesesteaks & Tasty Cakes (New Jersey dessert, similar to Hostess products)

Pelican Harry’s – Pulled pork, Italian sausage kabobs, homemade chips

NuVibe – Smoothies


Performances will be held in the beer tent all weekend.

Wed.-Thurs.: Live DJ



(music starts at 1 p.m.)


(music starts at 1 p.m.)


The will be held Sunday, June 3 at 1 p.m.

The route goes from Orland Junior High, down West Avenue and then west on 153rd Street to the Orland Days grounds near the 153rd Street Metra Station.

Look for Patch staff during the parade who will be handing out prizes.



Carnival rides and games will be available for people young and old, short and tall. See our galleries and attached pictures from last year for examples of rides.


  • 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
  • 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday*
  • Noon-11 p.m. Saturday*
  • Noon-10 p.m. Sunday

*The beer tent will remain open until midnight.


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Katrina June 02, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Is there a certain parking area for motorcycles like other fests?
Katrina June 03, 2012 at 06:57 AM
Just came back from the fest, what a blast!!! Just in case any other riders want to know: there is no special parking for us bikers.
MetalMatt June 03, 2012 at 03:55 PM
The layout for the main stage/tent is horrible, who ever planned it should not be in charge next year.
AL June 04, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Hi! Is there a contact person to get in touch with if I lost something at Orland Days?
Ben Feldheim June 04, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Al, I'm checking on that and will let you know. That's a good question.


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