Plenty to do, plenty of people at Roscoe's Fall Festival
Special feature! Scroll down for an image gallery of almost all the menus and prices at the 2022 Roscoe Lions Fall Festival. An ATM is available onsite if you need more cash.
The first day of the 111th Roscoe Fall Festival at Leland Park featured carnival rides, games, food, bingo, beer, music by The OGMC with Kevin & Greg, and even the caricature artist from Lincoln Park Zoo.
On Saturday, we'll have the Kiddie Costume Parade, Kids’ Day on The Midway (for $25, kids can buy a wristband good for four hours on all rides), karaoke by Johnny West & Friends (benefits Vets Roll), and music by The 80’s Hit List.
Besides rides, food, and music, check out the local vendors and organizations in the Exhibitor Tent, who are offering goodies, games, and other amusements:
- Get your old-timey photo taken at the Roscoe Township Historical Society table.
- Meet representatives of both the Democrats and the Republicans, maybe even some of the candidates.
- Receive a Gideon's New Testament, literature from Jehovah's Witnesses, or information about Cross & Crown Lutheran Church.
- Learn about overdose prevention and motorcycle safety and awareness,
- Shop for Tupperware, no-clog gutters, Usborne children's books, upholstery services, and Mary Kay.
- And have you ever considered becoming a school bus driver?
The Fall Festival, which runs September 9-11, 2022, is one of the longest running events of its kind. In 1910, the Roscoe Improvement Association held the first Fall Festival in Roscoe, right here at Leland Park, featuring a Kentucky-style barbecue: a steer and two lambs, as well as a play at the nearby town hall, put on by the Girls Club. The Association's efforts in Roscoe established a fire department, electric service, and sidewalks. For the past 52 years, the Roscoe Lions Club has organized the annual event. In 2020, it was canceled because of COVID-19, but returned for 2021.
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022
10 a.m. - Kiddie Costume Parade
- Children are invited to “dress up” in a costume. The category this year is: your favorite costume. Please meet in the Bingo tent at 10:00 am. Special prizes will be awarded to the costume winners: two age groups - one year to five years and six years to ten years. The top two boys and girls in each age group will receive the special prizes. The winners will be invited to participate in Sunday’s big parade down Main Street. Every participant will receive a free drink coupon and one free ride ticket. Don’t miss the fun!
11:30 a.m. - Kids wristbands go on sale
12-4 p.m. - Kids’ Day on The Midway (Skinner's Amusements)
- For $25, kids can buy a wristband good for four hours on all rides.
- Rides this year include the Powerslide, the Tornado, Beach Party, Lolly Swing, the Orient Express, the Cliff Hanger, Re-Mix It!, and more.
- Ham dinner served with scalloped potatoes, green beans, bread & butter
- Hot dog with chips
- Hamburger with chips
- Butterfly pork chop sandwich with chips
12 p.m. - Attendance Tent opens
12 p.m. - Poison Ivy Pub Beer Tent opens (beer, wine, Bloody Marys)
1 p.m. - Lions Bingo Tent opens
6 - 10 p.m. - The 80’s Hit List (Main Stage) - top dance hits of the 80’s
10 p.m. - Midway closes
On Sunday morning, don't miss Breakfast at Leland Park ($7 each), hosted by Roscoe United Methodist Men, the Roscoe Lions Festival Parade on Main Street (unless it rains hard and lightning flashes), music from Distilled, and the Grand Prize Drawing ($5,000, $1,500, $1,000, and ten extra prizes of $50 each).
- Raffle Tickets: $5 each or five for $20 at the festival or from any Roscoe Lion member - contact them at [email protected]
- Eyeglass Collection: Collection boxes available for your used glasses
- Bingo Tent - open all three days. Bingo tickets are $1 per card or $2 for three cards.
- Exhibitor Tent - Check out our local vendors and organizations
- Lions Cafe (Cream chicken on biscuit, served with mashed potatoes, green beans, bread & butter, Hot dog with chips, Hamburger with chips, Butterfly pork chop sandwich with chips)
- Harlem-Roscoe Fire Protection District - This year we're changing it up with roasted corn and drinks (coffee, lemonade, and iced tea) and raffle tickets (at the festival or the front office at Station One.)
- VFW (Italian beef, chicken wings, french fries, onion rings, cheese curds, pick-el on a stick, frozen grapes)
- Grandma's Goodies (ice cream, Belgian waffle treats, old fashioned lemonade shakeups, ice cream sodas)
- Heavenly Wingz (six-piece, four flavors: Chef Special, Honey BBQ, Honey Chipotle, and Holy Ghost Fire).
- Pizza on Earth (whole or by the slice, cheese, sausage, pepperoni, cannoli
- Lemonade shake-ups, elephant ears
- Batchz BBQ (Brisket sandwich, brisket nachos, pulled pork sandwich, pulled pork nachos, brisket bowls, sides, drinks)
- Teppan Express (Bubble tea, egg rolls, tempura, gyoza, kempa long fries, chicken teriyaki, orange chicken, sesame chicken, chicken katsu burger, tempura shrimp, pork noodle soup, chicken fried rice, funnel cakes, banana tempura)
- James and Edna Mae's (pull pork, BBQ rib sandwich with fry, rib tips with fry)
- Skinner's Amusements (hand-dipped corn dogs, jumbo corn dogs, funnel cake with toppings, cherry limeade, southern style sweet tea)
- Pizza slices, pretzels, nachos, bottled water
- Ice Cream Truck (Good Humor, Popsicle, Blue Bunny, paletas, Sandia de Agua, Piñon, Fresa, Limon, Mango con Chile, Pepino con Chile, Coco, Oreo, Fresa con Crema, Arroz, Nuez, Rompope, Fresa de Agua, Piña con Chile, Jicama con Chile, Nuez Quebrada, Mamey, Guayaba, Pistache, Vainilla, Piña, Mango, Nanche)
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