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Chamber View: Sycamore Turning Back Time this weekend

Published: Monday, July 21, 2014 8:49 p.m. CST

The 1950s are making a comeback in Sycamore during Turning Back Time Weekend from Friday through Sunday. Hop into your vintage ride and cruise over to downtown Sycamore for classic cars, live entertainment and three days of fun.

The weekend will kick off with a free outdoor movie Friday at dusk. Gather your family, lawn chairs and blankets, and join us in the parking lot on the corner of Somonauk and Elm streets for a screening of “The Lego Movie,” Discover Sycamore’s Summer on State is brought to you by NB&T. Cassie’s Popcorn Stand will be open to purchase popcorn and refreshments. Or before the movie, stop by Riccardi’s for the best hot dogs, burgers and ice cream shakes in town.

Cruise Night presented by Auto Meter Products will take place from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday. The Beaux will take the stage from 7 to 10:30 p.m. bringing back the sounds of the ’50s, ’60s and ’v70s. Discover Sycamore’s Cruise Night also will include a Classic Car Cruise Parade, food and beer garden, disc jockey and more.

For the fourth year, the Cruise Night award line-up will include the “Winning Ride” trophy and cash prize provided by Auto Meter Products. The winner will be entered into the Auto Meter Products competition. This provides the winner with a chance to win the ultimate prize, to have their “Winning Ride” displayed in the Auto Meter Products booth at the 2014 SEMA show in Las Vegas. Vehicle registration will begin at 3 p.m. on the day of the event. Pre-registration for Cruise Night is available at and at the chamber office, 407 W. State St., Sycamore.

And then Sunday, come out for the 16th annual Fizz Ehrler Memorial Car Show in downtown Sycamore. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. until noon with the award presentation at 3:30 p.m. sharp. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of Turning Back Time specials at downtown merchants and restaurants.

For more information about this fabulous event and others throughout the year, visit

• Rose Treml is executive director of the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce.

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