Posts Tagged ‘highway celebration’

Rochelle IL Lincoln Highway Festival this August

August 6, 2009

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Downtown Rochelle, Illinois, will hold its 12th annual Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival on August 21 – 23. Entertainment will include acts playing ’60s music, dance, karaoke, and country, plus children’s interactive music. There will be car, motorcycle, truck and tractor shows, small engine and miniature train displays, an arts and crafts show, and a Kids Zone play area. Sunday offers a Fly-In/Drive-In at nearby Koritz Field for a chance to learn about planes and radio controlled models, and at 3 pm is the annual Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival parade. For more information, contact the festival HERE or (815) 562-4189.

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Nevada Iowa revamps Lincoln Highway web site

March 27, 2009

The Nevada [Iowa] Journal reports that the town’s Lincoln Highway Days committee has revamped its web site to include more info and images. The long-running annual event will take place this August 28-30.


The updated site was created by Camp Registry, a company in Ames, Iowa, that builds sports camp Web sites around the country. The site,, will allow board members to update the site themselves with announcements, board minutes, and photos. Community members can volunteer to help with the celebration or sign up for the parade through the site, and are encouraged to submit their own Lincoln Highway Days photos, information, and announcements. A quick look, however, found some broken and misdirected links for now.


Nevada, Iowa announces 2008 Lincoln Hwy Days

March 3, 2008

The interestingly named town of Nevada, Iowa, will celebrate its 25th annual Lincoln Highway Days this August 22, 23, and 24, 2008. Info for the coming year will soon be posted on The event usually includes a carnival, dance, rodeo, and a big parade.


Nevada is east of Ames and just west of the popular Niland’s Cafe/Colo Motel. The original Lincoln Highway Day in October 1983 was actually called the Old 30 celebration to coincide with the completion of a railroad overpass west of Nevada.