JOLIET -- The Kicks on 66 Sale will join the Red Carpet Corridor Festival on May 3-4.
Kicks on 66 Sale is a multi-municipal destination shopping event which will run concurrently with the Red Carpet Corridor Festival along the 90-mile corridor of Route 66 that runs from Joliet to Towanda.
The sale is the brain child of Debyjo Ericksen, administrative operations manager for the
Will County Land Use Department, who created her event after spending several years researching multi-municipal linear sales.
“I’ve traveled the Midwest attending country markets and linear sales and love the fact that you can get off the expressway and back into the rural roads of America and truly experience the culture of the community,” said Ericksen.
As an avid antiquer and sale junkie, Ericksen has worked to make this destination shopping event the “Mother Sale on the Mother Road.”
Ellie Alexander, chairperson of the Red Carpet Corridor, noted, “This is a perfect match for Route 66 heritage travelers and especially for the Red Carpet Corridor festival which draws thousands of visitors to the 13 communities along this section of the Mother Road.”
Each town offers its own unique set of events for the festival, which include car and motorcycle shows, cook-offs, art displays, live musical performances, retail shopping specials, contests, cruises, fun runs, and antique, collectible merchandise.
Many communities will have yard sales, garage sales, and flea markets. To assist festival-goers in finding the best shopping bargains, the Red Carpet Corridor committee recently announced the new partnership with Kickson66Sale.com.
As is traditional with the Red Carpet Corridor Festival, this year the festival will offer travelers a special collectible souvenir for making the entire festival journey. This year’s collectible is a free post card collection.
Each of the 13 communities has designed a postcard that exemplifies some aspect of their history or Route 66 heritage. Visitors can gather a complete set only by visiting each of the 13 communities. Quantities are limited, so festival travelers are encouraged to start their 90-mile exploration of the Red Carpet Corridor event early.
For additional information on the Red Carpet Corridor Festival, the Kicks on 66 Sale and the post card pick up point in each town, visit kickson66sale.com.
The Kicks on 66 Sale.com website also includes information on lodging, restaurants, and other related attractions.