Rain at dawn may have reduced the number of classic cars in the parade, but the skies quickly cleared and the 2019 Lebanon Route 66 Festival drew at least as many people Saturday as last year, Loretta Young, the festival’s general chairman, said as the event wrapped up.
After four months of restoration by a dedicated crew of volunteers, the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society dedicated the last surviving Camp Joy cabin Saturday in a ceremony at the Lebanon Route 66 Festival in Route 66-themed Boswell Park, the cabin’s new home.
About 40 cars and trucks, plus several motorcyclists, took part in this morning's annual Lebanon Route 66 Festival parade from the Lebanon Industrial Park to Boswell Park, all on Route 66.
The scene Friday night along East Route 66 in Lebanon could have been from 1957, before Interstate 44 replaced The Mother Road as the primary east-west route through Laclede County.
The design for the 2019 Lebanon Route 66 Festival T-shirts has been announced. This year's shirts are being sponsored by C&J's Classic & Muscle Cars, located on Route 66 west of Lebanon. The business is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
The schedule is nearly set, the band is booked, the stage and sound system are ordered, the T-shirts are being printed, the program is taking shape, and enough money has been raised to cover anticipated expenses.
With the 2019 Lebanon Route 66 Festival only two months away, the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society’s Festival Committee is making progress toward ensuring that this year’s event will be a success.
Ten "fun" trophies will be awarded this year to classic, antique and custom cars that participate in the Lebanon Route 66 Festival on Saturday, June 15.
Applications for crafters and Route 66 memorabilia vendors are being accepted for the 2019 Lebanon Route 66 Festival, Loretta Young, festival chairman, has announced.
The theme for the 2019 Lebanon Route 66 Festival will be “Celebrating Camp Joy” in honor of plans for the only surviving Camp Joy cabin to be moved to Boswell Park, site of the festival’s Saturday events.
The Route 66 Band is gearing up to go to the Munger Moss Motel in Lebanon for Bob Lehman's Birthday Bash Oct. 13. We have a new PA board and a new bass player. Bob and Ramona have always supported us and we support them as well. Please come out and support the US 66 Band and the Route 66 Bil…
Organizers of the first Marshfield Route 66 Festival hope the event will raise enough money to pay for signs to recognize a previously forgotten alignment of Route 66 in the Webster County seat.
Highway building in the first decade of the 20th century was considered a local and economic issue; a matter of local civic pride and jobs. In the absence of national standards of construction, each city or county built what it could afford. For this reason, some early highway roadways were …
An estimated 2,500 attended Saturday activities at the 2018 Lebanon Route 66 Festival in Boswell Park. A parade and cruise-in of antique, classic and custom cars, music by four bands, a variety of food selections, craft and memorabilia dealers, kids' games and drawings for prizes ranging fro…
About 100 antique, classic and custom vehicles -- even an old Greyhound Bus -- participated in Saturday's Lebanon Route 66 Festival parade. The vehicles lined up in the Lebanon Industrial Park and drove down Route 66 to Route 66-themed Boswell Park. Janet McAllister was grand marshal in her …
The first night of the 2018 Lebanon Route 66 Festival was a rousing success with about 200 people and more than 60 antique, classic and custom vehicles participating in the festivities at the Munger Moss Motel. Jess McEntire and America's Route 66 Band performed much of the evening. Business…
Route 66 came through Lebanon in 1926, forever ensuring the good fortune that resulted from being on “The Main Street of America.” This weekend, Lebanon will celebrate that good fortune with its 11th Route 66 Festival.
Tickets for drawings to be held at the 2018 Lebanon Route 66 Festival will go on sale later this week at Wrinks Market and will continue through the festival June 15-16, Loretta Young, chairman of the festival committee for the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society, said at today’s (Tuesda…
Janet McAllister stopped driving “Big Red” – her red 1973 Cadillac Eldorado convertible – in the Lebanon Christmas Parade several years ago.
Drivers in the 2018 Lebanon Route 66 Festival Parade on Saturday, June 16, will receive a gift bag of goodies, including a free ticket for a chance to win $66 and other prizes in drawings to be held throughout the day.
A 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS/RS 350 owned by Kenny and Susan Pearcy of Lebanon won the “Park it at the Market” contest and will be featured on the 2018 Lebanon Route 66 Festival T-shirt.
Calling all crafters and Route 66 memorabilia vendors! The 2018 Lebanon Route 66 Festival is accepting applications for you to set up at this year's event, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at Boswell Park in Lebanon.
Twenty-eight cars, trucks, vans and even a motorcycle entered the "Park it at the Market" contest before the entry deadline of 9 p.m. April 30. Voting continues through 6 p.m. April 30. The winning vehicle will be featured on the 2018 Lebanon Route 66 Festival T-shirt.
The Lebanon Route 66 Festival, sponsored by the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society, will be held again this year on Father’s Day weekend, with Friday activities at the Munger Moss Motel and Saturday activities at the Route 66-themed Boswell Park.
The Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society and the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce will discuss whether to hold complementary events next Father’s Day weekend.
After a successful return last month, the Lebanon Route 66 Festival will be held again next year, the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society board voted unanimously at its monthly meeting this morning (July 11).
The Lebanon Route 66 Festival was reborn this weekend with an estimated 2,200 attending a fun- and food-filled celebration of the iconic highway Saturday at Lebanon’s Boswell Park.
The 2017 Lebanon Route 66 Festival began Friday afternoon and evening with classic cars, conversation and karaoke outside the Munger Moss Motel. Here are photos from the festival's first day.
The official T-shirt for the 2017 Lebanon Route 66 Festival features two classic 1966 cars owned by board members of the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society.
Members of the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society Festival Committee meet this morning at Boswell Park to finalize plans for this weekend's Lebanon Route 66 Festival.
After a seven-year absence, Lebanon again will be host to a Route 66 festival June 16-17 thanks to a partnership between the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society and the Lebanon Parks and Recreation Department.