Route 66 Through the Decades
Experience Route 66 like never before!
The Road Fest “Journey” is just that – an immersive trip through the history of The Mother Road. Experience the sights, sounds, and people of Route 66 from the 1920s straight through to today and even a bit of tomorrow.
Our interactive, fun, and educational journey through time has something for everyone: fun facts, photos, music, artifacts, and even characters from the past there to share their stories. Where else can you see a 1920s gas station, 1930s gangster lockup, World War II era diner, and classic 50s drive-in movie theater all in one day?
The Future of Mobility
From its birth on November 11, 1926, when Model Ts bounced their way along what scarcely resembles a highway today, through the first air conditioned cars, the age of the muscle car, and the mini van The Mother Road played host to automotive innovation. It’s in that spirit that we present The Future of Mobility.
From the hybrid and electric vehicles of today to the autonomous vehicles of tomorrow, this exhibit area is sure to amaze and inspire.
One of the most eye-catching attractions at this year’s Road Fest will be the “Indoor Drive-In”. The oversized 27’ x 16’ movie screen, created with the architectural design of its day in mind, will bring you back to the heyday of America’s outdoor entertainment venue in the ’50s and ’60s…the drive-in. Our indoor drive-in will play to nearly 20 “cars” with room for up to four people per car to watch popular movies from the past capturing the spirit of the American Road Trip.
RV Park Experience
What says a Route 66 road trip more than classic RVs and campers around the campground? Our version of the RV Park & Rest Area will be made up of both vintage and modern RVs parked around the campground to give visitors a glimpse of yesteryear and showcase how people explore the road with all the comforts of home today. With their resurgence in popularity, RVs are selling out of showrooms and more readily seen across America’s highways, providing a private traveling experience for their passengers. So, whether it’s stepping back in time with a cool retro mini or the latest high-end motorhomes, this collection will have something for everyone.
The Cars that Cruised
Local and regional automobile clubs and enthusiasts will be invited to compete in a variety of categories. Large display areas will be provided just outside the main festival buildings for attendee viewing. Car lovers and owners of all makes and models will partake in this event, spanning the automobile’s history from the early Model-T’s to the autonomous vehicles of the future.