Route 66 Festival promises loads of fun in Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The 2nd Annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival & Car Show will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 on Park Central square in downtown Springfield.
The festival is free and open to the public.
The event will feature a car show, food vendors, a kids’ area and more.
Live entertainment will be Queen City Cats and Blue Plate Special at 10 a.m., The Detectives at 1 p.m. and The Road Crew at 3 p.m. The Road Crew is winner of the first ever “Bobby Troup Artistic Recognition Award” from the International Route 66 Association in 2011. They wrote a song especially for this festival.
Car show registration is $15 in advance or $20 the day of the event. Prizes will be awarded for the car show in a variety of categories. Spectators will vote on their favorites.
Car show registration is 7 to 9:30 a.m. and awards are presented at 3 p.m., along with The John T. Woodruff Award. The Woodruff award is named for the prominent Springfield resident who served as a Chamber of Commerce president and was the first president of the National Route 66 Association. It recognizes an outstanding individual who has helped promote the historic highway.
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