Red Carpet Corridor Festival, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016 (All day) - Sunday, May 8, 2016 (All day)

10th Annual Red Carpet Corridor Festival

Screenshot_4_8_16__6_42_PM.pngIt is all about family fun on the most famous road in America - Route 66. This year’s Red Carpet Corridor Festival will take place on Saturday, May 7, from 8 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday, May 8, from 8 AM to 3 PM. Sponsored by the twelve communities which make up the
90-mile linear museum from Joliet to Towanda, the annual festival invites everyone to experience the good life in the slow lane.

Each community will produce its own events. From full-blown festivals to antique and craft sales, art sales, car and motorcycle shows, live entertainments, and plenty of yard, garage, and sidewalk sales along the way, everyone is sure to discover something unique.

Food, snacks and treats will be in abundance, and there are plenty of historic sites, outstanding free museums and unique mom & pop businesses to help create a nostalgic journey for all to enjoy. Visitors can simply enjoy the drive, or stop and get out of the car to have their picture taken with Elvis, or do a little shopping in any of the great
stores along the Mother Road.

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Red Carpet Corridor Festival Events

Trunkin Treasure sale to return to Downtown Pontiac in May!

Downtown Pontiac, Illinois- The highly successful Trunkin’ Treasure sale will be held again during the Red Carpet Corridor Festival and the City of Pontiac is excited to announce that registration for the sale is opening soon. This sale will take place during the Red Carpet Corridor Festival Saturday, May 7th from 8am-5pm and Sunday, May 8th from 8am-3pm. The Trunkin’ Treasure sale is being marketed as part of the Kicks on 66 Sale that is being promoted as part of the Red Carpet Corridor Festival again this year.

Residents are invited to load up their car, drive downtown, and sell their treasures. Local non-for-profit organizations and churches are also invited to participate in this event. The sale will be held in the parking lot south of the courthouse and Washington St. will also be blocked off.

The Red Carpet Corridor Festival is once again partnering with the Kicks on 66 Sale. The website will have a map of the sales along the ninety mile corridor and is being marketed to a wide audience. Liz Vincent, Tourism Specialist with the city of Pontiac noted that last year’s event was a success for both shoppers and sellers alike. “Some sellers were so successful they sold out of everything they brought and the buyers appreciated the sales being in one convenient location rather than trying to drive all around town looking for sales and missing other parts of the festival,” said Vincent.

Registration opens on March 15th and is required to participate. Registration for used "garage sale" type items is free for local non-profits and individual Livingston County residents participating in the Trunkin’ Treasure. For other vendors and out-of-county participants, there is a $25 registration fee. Registration forms are available at The Museum of Gilding Arts located at 217 North Mill Street or by contacting Hannah Baxter by calling 815-842-1848 or by emailing her at

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