Posts Tagged ‘Lincoln Highway Festival’

11th LH Heritage Festival in Rochelle this wknd

August 20, 2008

The Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival has been held annually for the past 11 years in Rochelle, Illinois, on the second-to-last weekend in August. This year’s festival on August 22-24, 2008, focuses on technology, transportation, and tourism. It will again feature amusement rides, bingo at the VFW, and visits to the town’s Railroad Park along with daily activities such as:

Friday, August 22
“Little Miss Peanut” contest
Sting Rays 50s & 60s group

Saturday, August 23
Car, Motorcycle & Kids Model Car Show
Antique Tractor Show and Truck Display
Small Engine Display
Arts & Craft Show
Harbor Lights Doo Wop group
Blue Stone Blues/Southern rock group
Grand Avenue Rock group
Billy Childers Band Country group

Sunday, August 24
Lions Club “Pancakes in the Park”
Parade at 3 PM
United Methodist Women Old-Fashion Ice Cream Social
John Ellis Quartet Jazz group

For more information, contact festival organizers at or (815) 561-7044 or visit

Car cruise set for Lincoln Highway Festival

June 26, 2008

The Clarence Lincoln Highway Committee is sponsoring the 2008 Lincoln Highway Festival June 27, 28, & 29, 2008. Below are some of the hiighlights of this old-fashioned celebration in eastern Iowa.

Friday, June 27
Bingo, Frog Jumping Contest, and Adult Bean Bag Tournament.

Saturday, June 28
Lincoln Highway Parade and Car Cruise, Carnival Rides, Petting Zoo, Kids’ Beanbag Tournament, Hog Calling Contest, Dessert Bakeoff, Whistling Contest, Evening Dance.

Sunday, June 27
Church Services in Park, Fried Chicken Dinner, 3rd & 4th Grade Girls’ Softball Tournament, Walking Trail Dedication, Trivial Pursuit Tournament, Watermelon Feed, Horseshoe Tournament, and Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest.

Click HERE for a complete schedule of events.

For more info, contact the Clarence Lincoln Highway Committee or (563) 452-3291.