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Event: Illinois Route 66 Blue Carpet Corridor weekend festival
When: Saturday-Sunday, June 13-14, 2015
Where: 19 communities from Chatham IL south to Collinsville IL on three historic alignments of Route 66
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Phone contact: 618-307-5049 leave message
The first annual Illinois Route 66 Blue Carpet Corridor weekend festival - "Miners, Mobsters, and the Mother Road" - will be held Saturday--Sunday, June 13-14. This unique section of Route 66 is characterized by its rich mining history, colorful mobster lore, and Mother Road charm. The 19 communities of Chatham, Auburn, Thayer, Virden, Girard, Nilwood, Carlinville, Gillespie, Benld, Staunton, Hamel, Edwardsville, Litchfield, Mt. Olive, Williamson, Livingston, Glen Carbon, Troy, and Collinsville have a variety of activities and events planned. There are festivals, car shows, live entertainment, children's activities, historic tours and exhibits, and much more. Souvenir passports will be available at the various cities and villages. Check website for updates and passport stops.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Blue Carpet Corridor Coalition
President Cheryl Eichar Jett email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or 618-307-5049 Inaugural Illinois Route 66 Blue Carpet Corridor Weekend Festival Rolls Out June 13-14
The first annual Illinois Route 66 Blue Carpet Corridor weekend festival - “Miners, Mobsters, and the Mother Road” - will be held Saturday-Sunday, June 13-14. The Blue Carpet Corridor, from Chatham down to Collinsville, is a unique section of Route 66 characterized not only by its Mother Road charm, but also its rich mining history and colorful mobster lore.
Route 66 is known for its quirky attractions, roadside hospitality, and family fun. And on the second weekend in June, the blue carpet will be rolled out to welcome thousands of travelers all along the Blue Carpet Corridor. The event highlights 19 communities on historic Route 66 including Chatham, Auburn, Thayer, Virden, Girard, Nilwood, Carlinville, Gillespie, Benld, Staunton, Hamel, Edwardsville, Litchfield, Mt. Olive, Williamson, Livingston, Glen Carbon, Troy, and Collinsville.
A variety of events and activities awaits visitors in the nineteen participating communities along three historic alignments of the Mother Road. The cities and villages have planned a variety of activities, including festivals, car shows, live entertainment, children's activities, and historic tours and exhibits. Food stands and eateries will be open for hungry travelers. Innovative museums, towering monuments, historic buildings, and winding stretches of original highway are waiting to be discovered. Visitors can scour antique shops, yard sales, flea markets, and unique mom and pop stores for hidden treasures.
So load the family car, start early, and join us for a whole weekend of fun on the Blue Carpet Corridor on Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14. Don't forget to bring your camera because photo ops will be plentiful!
Each community's activities and events, as well as local attractions, restaurants, and lodging, can be found on the Blue Carpet Corridor website community pages. For maps, updates, news, and complete event schedules, go to www.bluecarpetcorridor.org and check www.facebook.com/BlueCarpetCorridor for updates.