Photos and lists from the 2022 Roscoe Fall Festival


A winner every time, they say, at the Roscoe Fall Festival.

The 2022 Roscoe Lions Fall Festival had about 20% more food vendors and carnival rides than in 2021. Attendance was good even without the 50/50 raffle or attendance prizes offered last year. The Lions said there was no funding for fireworks. But otherwise the Fall Festival sounded like the oldest local event of its kind should sound - which it is - with music, carnival barkers, and appropriate screams from the riders.

Because of rain, the festival parade, then the whole festival, was canceled Sunday. So was the music by Distilled, an award-winning acoustic duo formed in 2018 by Darryl Andrus and Brian Scott Taylor, who have a combined 70 years of live performance experience. As a consolation, if you scroll down this page, you can hear and watch one of their hundreds of songs that span seven decades. 

Not everything was canceled, though. The Lions held the grand prize drawing in the afternoon and winners were announced on Facebook. When I asked Roscoe United Methodist Church about Sunday morning's Breakfast at Leland Park, which started at 7 a.m., they replied, "We are serving till 9:45. Plenty of pancakes. Come on over."

Raffle winners for 2022:

  • $5,000 - Jim B. 
  • $1,500 - Diana B. 
  • $1,000 - Cheryl F. 
  • $50 - Don K. 
  • $50 - Jim B.
  • $50 - David M.
  • $50 - Bob G.
  • $50 - Josh N. 
  • $50 - Sam B. 
  • $50 - Brian E. 
  • $50 - Martha W. 
  • $50 - Diane E. 
  • $50 - Robert D.

Food Vendors

See the image gallery at the bottom of Saturday'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 (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

See them all in an image gallery at the bottom of Sunday's article

Sunday's parade lineup (canceled because of rain):

  • Roscoe Police Chief/Fire Chief
  • Fire and Police
  • VFW
  • Village of Roscoe - President
  • Winnebago County Board Members
  • Roscoe-Rockton Rotary Club
  • BSA Troop 620
  • Lions Club
  • VFW Auxilliary
  • Hononegah Community High School Marching Band
  • Daisy Girl Scout Troop 384
  • Rockton Cub Scouts Pack 619
  • Girl Scouts of Park North Stateline
  • Cross and Crown Preschool
  • Edward Jones
  • Stateline Sports Authority
  • 1930 Model A Fords
  • Wicked Elite Cheer
  • Kinnikinnick and Roscoe Middle School Bands
  • Fear Fest
  • Bruce Samlan Soccer League
  • Roscoe Middle School Poms
  • Young At Heart Royal Court
  • Williowbrook Middle School Band
  • First National Bank and Trust
  • RRL Jr Indians Football and Cheer
  • William Jones
  • Costco Wholesale of Loves Park
  • KidsSpot
  • Lifestyle Chiropractic
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Rock Valley Credit Union
  • S&H Nursery
  • Lola Blu
  • XL Contracting
  • Advanced Wildlife Management
  • Brian's Small Engines Repair
  • Screw City Jeep
  • Stateline Mass Transit
  • Village of Roscoe Public Works
  • Pink Heels
  • Fire Department
  • Martin Faith's Percherons

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