The City of Springfield says this year’s Birthplace of Route 66 Festival will see some old favorites return and some new things, too.
The festival will feature several local performers, including Branson acts, on the state in Park Central Square and on a stage just south of Jefferson and Park Central East.
The Mother Roadster raffle of a 1929 Ford Model A will benefit Shriners Hospital for Children. KY3/KSPR will celebrate their 66th birthday at the festival with what they’re calling some special surprises.
Returning to the festival this year will be the Authors, Artists, Collectors & Associations expo at The Old Glass Place, Vendor Village, the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Parade and the 6.6K Run/3.3K Walk. Motorcycle Village on the east side of the festival will feature live music, demos, stunt shows, the Gypsy Tour Poker Run and other motorcycle-geared entertainment and vendors.
The Birthplace of Route 66 Festival drew 56,000 attendees last year. It will be held August 9 through 10.