KS Historic Route 66 Festival Event Schedule

FRIDAY, August 1

6:00 P.M. | FESTIVAL KICK OFF IN DOWNTOWN GALENA


7:00 P.M. | DOWNTOWN GALENA


SATURDAY, August 2

8:00 A.M. | SCHIFFERDECKER GOLF COURSE IN JOPLIN, MO


9:00 A.M. | 66-MILE CRUISE


9:30 A.M. | MAYOR’S PROCLAMATION


10:00 A.M. | ‘Let the festivities BEGIN!’


11:00 A.M. | BBQ COOK OFF


12:00 P.M. | ANNOUNCEMENTS


1:30 P.M. | ENTERTAINMENT


3:00 P.M. | BBQ COOK OFF JUDGING COMPLETE!


4:00 P.M. | AWARDS CEREMONY (Downtown Galena)


6:00 P.M. | SOCK HOP!


(8) Comments

  • Steven Kreeger
    09 Jul 2014

    Will there be a car show during this festival?

    • admin
      13 Jul 2014

      Hi there. Rather than have a traditional car show, this year there will be a cruise. From what we’re hearing, however, it looks like there will be a lot of car enthusiasts with great cars participating in the cruise and attending the festival. Thanks!

      • Stephanie Mann
        01 Aug 2014

        How long of a cruise is it going to be? One thing sounds like 66 miles and some have said from Baxter Springs to Galena, which is not that far! ???

        • admin
          01 Aug 2014

          Cruise will start in Baxter Springs, go west to Miami, OK, then back east all the way to Carthage, MO, then back west to Cars on the Route in Galena, KS!

          • Stephanie Mann
            01 Aug 2014

            Great! My guys will love that!
            Thank You for the info!

          • admin
            01 Aug 2014

            You’re welcome! Thank you!

  • Ryan Schurman
    20 Jul 2014

    OK I wasn’t born in the 50’s so what is the sock hop?

    • admin
      21 Jul 2014

      GOOD QUESTION! (I wasn’t alive in the 50s either.) Although more details about each specific event will be posted in the next few days, I think it’s safe to say that the ‘Sock Hop’ will be a dance party with a live DJ. Over the years “Sock Hop” has become a more generic term for 50s-style Dance, but here’s what WiseGeek.com has to say about sock hops:

      A sock hop is a dance, often held for teens, that first became popular in the 1950s, when the term was coined. Since dances were often held in school gymnasiums, dancers would often kick of their shoes and dance in their socks or stockings to avoid marking up gym floors and to get better slide in dances like the Twist, the Mashed Potato, and others. Dances held might simply be referred to as sock hops, since the practice was so common.

      Several 1950s songs mention this type of dance. Little Richard’s tune Ready Teddy talks about the “sock hop ball,” for example. The most specific reference is the very popular 1958 Danny and the Juniors song At the Hop, describing the regular sock hop scene. Many movies depict these dances as well, most particularly the 1973 George Lucas film American Graffiti.

      What differentiates a sock hop from other dances for teens is that they are informal. They are different from homecoming dances or proms because they’re less dressy and more common events. Dancers didn’t necessarily attend with a partner, unless they were dating someone, and instead they showed up to dance to either live or recorded music. The dance didn’t even have to be held in evening hours, but could instead be held as an afternoon, early evening, or after school event.

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