41ST ANNUAL GALESBURG
RAILROAD DAYS FESTIVAL
THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
JUNE 21ST - 24TH 2018
Thursday through Sunday
June 21st - June 24th 2018
EVENTS, ACTIVITIES, FOOD, MUSIC & SHOPPING
THE LARGEST SUMMER FESTIVAL OF ITS KIND IN THE HEART OF THE MIDWEST
Whether it's a little date night for two or a date with your whole family, there really is something here for everyone,
beginning the 4th week of June in Galesburg, Illinois EVERY YEAR!
So, when the weather warms, school is out and summer is in full swing, we take a moment to pay tribute to our colorful local heritage with LIVE MUSIC, INSPIRING HISTORICAL PERFORMANCES, A STREET CARNIVAL , HISTORIC EDUCATIONAL TOURS , GREAT FOOD, FLEA MARKETS, LOCAL ARTWORK, UNIQUE CRAFTS, antiques,
and so much more!
Kick off 2018 Summer Events with our
GALESBURG RAILROAD DAYS PARADE
Friday, June 22nd
Friday, June 22nd
Main Stage on Main Street
OTHER 2018 EVENTS INCLUDE
the annual train & toy show with displays, exhibits and vendors, the firemen's water fight, an antique tractor display, colorful food selections and NEW ART MARKET in Standish park, just to mention a select few. So whether you come for the education or just for the fun, you'll be able to enjoy yourself all weekend long.
Please contact us at 309.343.2485 with any questions!
[ Photo Credit: Galesburg Local BNSF Engineer Morgan Carlson ]
Star Events & Activities
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
"EAST MAIN STREET OF DREAMS"
10 AM - 4 PM
GAMES | GAMES | GAMES
Kids & Adults
Rock Wall Climbing, Bags Challenge, “Last Out” Win the World Series, Football, Baseball Toss, Walk the Rail, Photo Park.
Big Wheel Races For Kids
11:00 am | 10:30 am Sign Up
$2 Entry Fee
3-Point Basketball Shoot-Out
Noon | 11:30 am Sign Up
$2 Entry Fee
Classic funnel cakes, exciting games, giant cotton candy, thrilling rides, character face painting... and so so much more!
Thursday 6 pm – 11 pm
Friday 6 pm – 11 pm
Saturday 12 pm - 5 pm
5pm - 11pm
Sunday Noon - 5 pm
MEGA BANDS $50
Sold only Thursday & Friday
Good for all open hours.
SUPER BANDS $20
Good Thursday & Friday from 6 pm – 11 pm
Saturday Noon – 5 pm & 5 pm – 11 pm
Sunday Noon – 5 pm
Saturday 9 AM - 4 PM
Sunday 10 AM - 3 PM
THE GALESBURG RAILROAD DAYS TOY & TRAIN SHOW IS IN ITS
RUNNING FOR ALMOST A QUARTER CENTURY NOW, OUR VISITOR COUNTS ARE INTO THE THOUSANDS AND KEEP GROWING EVERY YEAR.
This 2 Day Show,
now in its second year at the Galesburg High School Field House, attracts BOTH VENDORS & VISITORS from all around the country with HUNDREDS OF TABLES with an extensive blend of displays, apparel, exhibits, artwork, books, collectables, DVD's, antiques, models & modeling supplies. We could also mention The Galesburg RR Days Toy Show features over 70 vendor tables with collectable die cast toys: farm equipment, automobiles, construction, military, as well as Hot Wheels, NASCAR, dolls, sports cards, and antique toys.
$5.00 per person | Children 12 and under are FREE
Shuttle Services run every 30 Minutes to & from Downtown Galesburg right where all the action is happening - across town to The Galesburg Railroad Days Train & Toy Show!
Golf cart pick up is also available to get guests to and from their cars & show's main entrance.
1242 West Dayton Drive | Galesburg
All Proceeds Benefit Galesburg Railroad Days
SHOP THE DEALS
FLEA MARKETS | CRAFTS | ANTIQUES | LOCAL ARTWORK
Unique finds at the start of the Summer Season!
You have to take advantage of the deals the same time every year!
Check out seasoned antiques locations downtown Galesburg or stop by the 100+ Crafts & Local Art vendor show in Standish Park, brand new this year and complete with great food and live music, and of course you have to stop by OAKS Flea Market for their great selection and famous chicken & noodles!
There's something here for every type of collector in A town that already has inherited so much colourful history!
If you are interested in becoming a Vendor please check out our Vendor Page!
We are still currently accepting all merchant types for 2018 events!
MAIN STREET MUSIC WEEKEND LINEUP
GOOD MUSIC LEADS TO A GREAT TIME!
Friday the 22nd
A Southern Rock Country Party Band
Saturday the 23rd
9:30 - MIDNIGHT
The Main Street Main Stage | 200 Block of East Main Street
$ 3 Cover OR 2/$5
Must be 21 to Enter | Please have your ID ready at the Gate Entrance
Euclid Beverage Miller Products $3 or 2/$5
10 AM - 4 PM
Children ages 8-16 $3
Children 7 years and younger FREE with paid adult.
3006 Steam Locomotive
Weight Car / Caboose
Don't forget to stop by the Souvenir Shop inside!
211 South Seminary Street, Galesburg | 309.342.9400
7 AM – 11 AM | Sunday, June 25th
Western Illinois Antique Auto Club Railroad Showcase of Cars on East Main Street
LOCAL RIB COOK OFF
7 AM | Sunday, June 25th
Competition Begins at 7 a.m.
Judging at 12 p.m.
East Main Street
Ribs will be cooked, judged & served to the public for:
$3.00 per Rib Sample | 2 for $5 | 5 for $10
Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd and People's Choice Award
Sponsored by HiLo Grocery & Boy Scout Troop 226