By Shanita Miles
(Victorville)–One of the eight states through which Route 66 runs is selected, annually, to host an international event. This year, the Route 66 International Festival will be held at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville, Ca; from August 9-12, 2012. The theme is “California Dreamin’ on Route 66” and it is expected to attract thousands of Route 66 enthusiasts, historians and fans.
There are plenty of events to enjoy during the festival days, including: A 5K Race, A Taste of 66 – Food Truck & Wine Festival and a Vintage Car Show. A full schedule of events and details is available at www.route66festival.com
Also included on the event schedule is the National Miss Route 66 Pageant – with a twist – This year will be the very first crowning of “Miss International Route 66.” This title is for Route 66 enthusiasts from foreign countries who would like to compete for an opportunity to take the crown home to their country as well as use the title to promote “car shows” and event that happen in their country to honor Route 66.
The pageant will take place on August 11, 2012 beginning at 10:00am with the “Baby – Pixie” segment, followed by the “Junior – Miss” segment at 1:00pm and ending with the “Mrs – International” segment at 3:00pm. Crowning and awards will follow. More details and registration information is available at http://www.route66pageant.com/