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Best of the West on Route 66 Almost Here!

August 3, 2015 (Kingman, AZ) The first Best of the West on Route 66 is right around the corner – September 25th – 27th! Many of the key people, groups and organizations that made last year’s International Festival so successful have committed to bringing this new annual event to Kingman. In collaboration with the Kingsmen and Mohave County Fairgrounds, the event will provide all of the elements that tourists and locals love about our community – cars and cowboys!

Car shows, entertainment and vendors in Locomotive Park have been added to the mix of local favorites - the Andy Devine Days Parade, Rodeo and 100 Club Dinner. The opening ceremony will be Friday evening at Locomotive Park and new inductions to the Route 66 Walk of Fame will be held Saturday afternoon. Interested parties can purchase a brick on the Walk of Fame by visiting the Kingman Chamber of Commerce website at www.kingmanchamber.org.

The Route 66 Authors, Artists & Collectors will return to share their knowledge and treasures of Route 66 with you. Their displays will be at the Boys & Girls Club in downtown Kingman. Free concerts will be provided throughout the weekend in Locomotive Park plus a special appearance by Flash Cadillac will be held at Lee Williams High School for a minimal charge of $20 through the Chamber website as well.

If you or your group are interested in participating in the event should call Julie at (928)279-5605 for information about the various sponsorship packages available. Vendors interested in participating can contact Donna at (928)897-8592.


Jim Hinckley Named “King of the Mother Road”
for Best of the West on Route 66!

July 29, 2015 (Kingman, AZ) With the first Best of the West on Route 66 right around the corner – September 25th – 27th – the committee has chosen Jim Hinckley to be the first “King of the Mother Road” for this year’s event. Jim Hinckley was raised in Kingman and is a Route 66 icon to people all over the world. Our community is blessed to have him as our spokesperson at world-wide events and for tour groups who pass through Kingman. Read More ...


Best of the West on Route 66 Coming to Kingman 

March 13, 2015 (Kingman, AZ) Thanks to the hard work, dedication and commitment of the City of Kingman, local organizations, sponsors and the citizens of Kingman the 2014 International Route 66 Festival was a huge success. There were more than 8,000 attendees that visited Kingman from 32 states and 24 countries during the three day event.

Because of that remarkable success a committee was formed to start an annual Kingman Festival – called Best of the West on Route 66 September 25th – 27th! Many of the key people, groups and organizations that made last year’s festival so successful have committed to bring this new annual event to Kingman. In collaboration with the Kingsmen and Mohave County Fairgrounds, the event will provide all of the elements that tourists and locals love about our community – cars and cowboys!

Car shows, entertainment and vendors in Locomotive Park will be added to the mix of local favorites - the Andy Devine Days Parade, Rodeo and 100 Club Dinner. The opening ceremony will be Friday evening at Locomotive Park and new inductions to the Route 66 Walk of Fame will be held Saturday afternoon. The Route 66 Authors, Artists & Collectors will return to share their knowledge and treasures of Route 66 with you.

Businesses interested in participating in the event should call Julie (928/279-5605) for information about the various sponsorship packages available.


The Best of the West on 66 Festival's Car Show

The Best of the West on 66 Festival's Car Show will be part of a 3 day festival  full of events.

Please join us Friday, September 25th - September 27th, 2015 for:

  • Friday  thru Sunday entertainment at Locomotive Park
  • Saturday, The Andy Devine Days Parade (Free Entry)
  • Saturday, The Best of the West on 66 Car Show
  • Saturday & Sunday Rodeo, free concerts in the park, Route 66 Artists. Authors, and collectors and lots more.

Download Flyer and Application for car show