20th Annual Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival This Weekend

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The Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary and has become a home-town favorite in Rochelle, emphasizing family entertainment and community pride. The Festival runs from this Friday, August 18th through Sunday, August 20th. Events like the annual car show (Saturday), main stage music, craft shows, business booths and the parade (Sunday) are very popular, attracting people from miles away.

With the carnival added to the festivities, it’s a fun-filled family-oriented weekend in downtown Rochelle, just 17 miles west of DeKalb on Rt. 38. The Welcome Center will be located at 500 Lincoln Highway, 1918 Standard Oil Filing Station

Please see full schedule of events below. For more information visit their website or Facebook page.

FRIDAY, August 18
50/50 Raffle – plus raffling prizes all weekend
5 – 10PM Carnival Rides by A&A Attractions
50/50 Raffle plus raffling prizes all weekend
Main Stage:
6 – 7:00pm – Little Miss Peanut
8 – 10:00PM – The Vodka Boys
4 – 10pm FOOD COURT
5 – 10pm BEER GARDEN

SATURDAY, August 19
50/50 Raffle – plus raffling prizes all weekend
7:30 – 11am – Pancakes in the Park
8am – 3pm – Hub City Cruisers CAR SHOW
10 – 4pm – KIDS ZONE at the Fire House Museum
NOON – Flag Raising
​11am – 11am – Carnival Rides by A&A Attractions
1 – 4pm – The Roberts Armory Museum
1 – 2pm – Rochelle Garden Club Demonstration
12 – 3pm – Ice Cream Social – Flagg Township Museum
4 – 8pm – Rochelle Moose Haunted Maze
Main Stage:
8 – 10am – Soft Shoe Shufflers
10 -11am – Rochelle Performing Arts
12 – 1pm – Brian Holt – Magician
2 – 4pm – Soapstone
5 – 7pm – Burn N Bush
8 – 10PM – MR. Big Stuff
11am – 11pm FOOD COURT
2 – 11pm BEER GARDEN

SUNDAY, August 20
50/50 Raffle – plus raffling prizes all weekend
7:30 – 11am Pancakes in the Park – Lions
9 – 10:30am Worship & Service – St. Paul Lutheran Church
11am – 3pm – Andy Linder (Rover)
(Hacky Sac Guinness World Record Holder)
11am – 8pm – Carnival Rides by A&A Attractions
1pm LINCOLN HIGHWAY HERITAGE FESTIVAL PARADE
(units should line up 12- 12:30–check in at St. Patrick’s Learning Center)
2 – 5pm – Rochelle Moose Haunted Maze
3 – 6pm ICE CREAM SOCIAL- Ladies of the Moose- At the Gazebo
Main Stage:
12 – 2pm – Adam Linder
After the Parade – Just For Kix Performance
4 – 6pm – Pablo & The Rhythmix
6pm – 50/50 Drawing
11am – 8pm FOOD COURT
2 – 6pm BEER GARDEN

Places to Go

  • KIDS ZONE   SAT. 10AM – 4PM BEHIND FIREHOUSE MUSEUM
  • BEER GARDEN   FRI, SAT & SUN– SPONSORED BY ABE’S
  • CRAFT & BUSINESS BOOTHS  SAT:10AM – 4PM, SUN: 12PM – 4PM
  • AMUSEMENTS  FRI 5PM – 10PM, SAT 11AM – 11PM & SUN 11AM – 8PM
    • MEGA PASS & DAILY PASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE
    • LOCAL SHOPS SPECIALS​  FRI, SAT & SUN
    • MAIN STAGE – FRI, SAT & SUN

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