Taste of Orland Park Goes On Despite COVID-19

ORLAND PARK, Ill. (WLS) — Papa Joe’s Italian booth was busy setting up the tent and getting food ready for the Taste of Orland Park Friday.

Papa Joe’s has had a booth at the event every year since it opened.

The streak will continue, despite the pandemic.

This is the 17th year for the food festival that features not only local restaurants, but lots of live music and entertainment.

Unlike nearly every other festival or large gathering in the country, Orland Park officials decided against canceling it.

Mayor Keith Pekau said, “It’s easy to say ‘cancel it,’ but it’s a lot more difficult to plan how are we gonna do this?”

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