Posts Tagged ‘Rochelle IL’

Rochelle lighthouse no longer a Beacon

February 16, 2010

Friend Road Dog just wrote about his recent trip from Dixon to DeKalb, Illinois. Sorry to say he reports that the The Beacon Inn restaurant in Rochelle is now a Chinese buffet and that the lighthouse was removed from its sign. Here’s a view in 2005, after it had been remodeled from the original.

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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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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