Final day of Roscoe Fall Festival cancelled, but breakfast is still served


UPDATE: Breakfast in the Park is continuing as scheduled until 9:45 a.m. but the Lions Club has cancelled the rest of the Fall Festival, including the parade.

Judging by the Sunday weather for the Roscoe Lions Fall Festival, it looks like it's going to rain on our parade. Local officials have canceled the Roscoe Lions Festival Parade on Main Street Roscoe, and announced it early Sunday morning by any means they can: email to the participants, social media, or police loudspeakers on the parade route.

Despite the parade status, Sunday will begin with Breakfast at Leland Park, hosted by Roscoe United Methodist Men. For $7, you receive a fine breakfast of pancakes (all you can eat) and sausages, with a roof over your head. For lunch and dinner, about a dozen food vendors (see the list below) are set up at the park.

Carnival ride specials, also to be announced later, would have been offered all afternoon by Skinners Amusements. They usually decide that, during the special, each ride will cost fewer tickets. Rides this year included the Powerslide, Beach Party (usually 3 tickets), Lolly Swing, the Tornado, the Orient Express, the Cliff Hanger, Baja Buggy (usually 4 tickets), Re-Mix, Zipper (usually 5 tickets), and Jump A Round.

In the business tent, sixteen vendors and organizations (see the list below the schedule) set up tables with their offerings. (Though they include three religious groups, I don't think any of them were taking offerings.) The several non-profit and political organizations would welcome contributions. And of course the businesses could tell you about the products and services that you could purchase from them.

    In the afternoon, Distilled, an acoustic duo, was scheduled to be "getting you laughing, clapping, and singing along" from 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the main stage. They are a RAMI Award winning acoustic duo formed in 2018 by two veteran musicians, Darryl Andrus and Brian Scott Taylor, who have a combined 70 years of live performance experience. Performing songs from the 50’s through today and covering all popular genres, Distilled’s repertoire covers hundreds upon hundreds of songs. They have recently appeared at Splitter's in Loves Park, Island Bar & Grill in Ft. Atkinson, Rock-A-Bago and the Venetian Club in Rockford.

    After the music, Lions Club dignitaries, with the help of unbiased assistants, was to have mixed up the raffle tickets in a drum and drawn out the names of the cash prize winners. We have contacted them about their alternate plans. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20, available from any Roscoe Lion member.

    • $5,000 grand prize drawing
    • $1,500 2nd prize
    • $1,000 3rd prize
    • Ten extra prizes of $50 each

    The Roscoe Township Historical Society has prepared a plaque to Bud and Sue's Market, 11030 Main Street, as their 2022 Heritage Enterprise honoree. The business has been selling plants in Roscoe for 62 years, since John F. Kennedy was President.


    Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022

    7 -9:45 a.m. - Breakfast at Leland Park - Tickets $7

    • Hosted by Roscoe United Methodist Men, a fine breakfast of pancakes (all you can eat) and sausages is served to all who enjoy breakfast out. Come early and enjoy this community meal before the parade.

    11 a.m. - Lions Festival Parade - canceled due to heavy rain or lightning

    • Led by the Roscoe VFW color guard, a contingent of Lions members, marching bands, floats and dignitaries, were to begin the parade at 11 a.m. from Bridge & Main Streets and end at Williams Street near Main Street Square. Thousands of spectators, depending on weather, would have been gathered along the parade route for this festival tradition.
    • The Roscoe Police Department reported that Main Street would have been closed to all vehicle traffic between Bridge St. and Hodges Run starting at 10:15 am. until approximately 1 p.m.

    12 p.m. - Lions Cafe Opens

    12 p.m. - Midway opens

      12 p.m. - Poison Ivy Pub Beer Tent opens (beer, wine, Bloody Marys)
      12 -7 p.m. - Carnival Ride Specials
      1 p.m. - Lions Bingo Tent opens
      3:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Music by Distilled - getting you laughing, clapping, and singing along
      7 p.m. - Carnival Rides close
      8 p.m. - Grand Prize Drawing (Main Stage) - cash prizes

      Food Vendors

      See the image gallery at the bottom of yesterday's article for complete menus and prices.

      • 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)
      • Upstream Fish Company (fish and chips, lobster roll, lobster bites, crab cakes, mahi mahi, tots)
      • 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)
      • JPG Concessions (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)

      Business Tent Vendors

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      Click or tap on the photo below to view an image gallery from the business tent.

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