Food, Merchandise and Services No festival is complete without a selection of good food, interesting things to buy and services to make your visit fun and memorable. Come see all the festival has to offer in 2017! Interested in being a vendor for the festival? Put your product or business … Read More


Lodging @ University Plaza Plan now to stay at the University Plaza Hotel, located in downtown Springfield, right next to the Birthplace of Rt. 66 Festval site. The special, festival rate of $89/night includes breakfast for up to 2 guests. Experience the warm hospitality and personalized service that sets University … Read More


RegisterCar & Motorcycle Shows, Poker Run Car ShowSee some crazy nice rides! Motorcycle VillageHit the road, Jack! Live MusicGet tickets here! ParadeRegister your ride, float or performing group! VendorsFood, merchandise & services. LodgingBook your room @ University Plaza. Mark your calendar to join us for the TWO-DAY, 2017 festival Aug. … Read More


Car Show Registration Car or Truck Registration Download the Car/Truck Form Motorcycle Registration Download the Motorcycle Form Gypsy Tour Poker Run Need Help with Online Registration? Call the Gillioz Theatre box office at (417) 863-9491. The friendly staff there can walk you through the process! Lodging @ University Plaza Plan … Read More


Big, Two-day Show! Vintage. Classic. Antique. However you call them, if you enjoy historic vehicles, you don’t want to miss this big, two-day car and motorcycle show featuring hundreds of vehicles in numerous classes. Taking place in and around the Park Central Square area of downtown Springfield, there are sure … Read More

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival partners announce 2017 event lineup

  Please mark your calendar to celebrate all things Route 66 Aug. 11-12 at the seventh annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in downtown Springfield. Registration for the 2017 car and motorcycle show will open at March 13. Printed registration forms will be available widely at participating organizations.   … Read More


Leave Your MarkYou can be part of Springfield’s Route 66 legacy by helping fund the creative components of the Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park. The park already includes a replica of the Red’s Giant Hamburg sign, and future plans include: filling station replica with restrooms, vending machines and visitor … Read More


Birth of the Mother RoadU.S. 66, also known as Route 66, the Mother Road, the Main Street of America, and the Will Rogers Highway, was officially named “U.S. 66,” via telegram at a meeting of highway officials in Springfield, Missouri on April 30, 1926. Calvin Coolidge was President, Prohibition was … Read More


A big part of the fun is the great music every year.  This year, three stages will once again welcome acts including local, regional and national.  A new Friday night, outdoor ticketed concert will offer a special experience! The complete lineup is still in the works, but 2017 promises to … Read More

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