42nd AnNUAL GALESBURG
RAILROAD DAYS FESTIVAL
THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
JUNE 2oTh - 23rd 2019
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 2019 Summer Events with our
Friday, June 21st
Main Stage on Main Street
FOLLOWED BY OUR RETURNING ANNUAL
GALESBURG RAILROAD DAYS PARADE
OTHER 2019 EVENTS INCLUDE:
the 25TH 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 309.343.4920 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
LEGO Robotics, Army Fitness Challenge, Canoe & Drone Races
Big Wheel Races For Kids
11:00 am | 10:30 am Sign Up
$2 Entry Fee
*First 10 Entries - FREE
Sponsored By: Clark Castings
3-Point Basketball Shoot-Out
Noon | 11:30 am Sign Up
$2 Entry Fee
* First 20 Entries - FREE
Sponsored By: Terbek Chiropractic
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.
The train show is one of the largest summer events of its kind in the Midwest. There are 10 model railroad layouts and exhibits, as well as over 300 tables of railroad related items: antiques, apparel, art. books. collectibles, models, modeling supplies, videos & DVDs.
The toy show features over 50 vendor tables of toys & collectables: farm equipment, automobiles, military, as well as Hot Wheels, NASCAR, dolls, sports cards & antique toys. Exhibits include LEGO display and the Spoon River Antique Tractor Club Exhibit
$5.00 per person | Children 12 and under are FREE
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
SATURDAY, 8:30 AM
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
Vendor & other information can be found at
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 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 lunch (Saturday, 11am - 1:30pm)!
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 2019 events!
STANDISH PARK ARTS & CRAFTS MARKET
9AM - 5PM | Saturday, June 22nd
ARTIST & CRAFTER BOOTHS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
FAMILY ART ACTIVITIES
Art is officially back in the Park! We had a wonderful comeback in 2018, working with the Railroad Days Festival Committee to create the Standish Arts & Crafts Market. Over 1,500 people strolled through the park, enjoying art, music, food, and children’s activities. Standish Arts & Crafts Market will take place ONE DAY ONLY
Saturday, June 22, 9am-5pm.
Please join us!
With our partnership with Railroad Days Festival, artists and fine crafters will enjoy the atmosphere and standards of Art in the Park, built over a 30-year history, with the crowd that attends the festival. FREE for visitors, you will enjoy artist and crafter demonstrations, booths, live music, local food, with family art activities, including a trolley to and from the park.
*One of Many Vintage Trolley Stops
Thurs & Fri 10 AM - 4 PM
Saturday 9AM - 5PM
Sunday 10AM - 3PM
Adults (17 & older) $6
Children (ages 8-16) $3
Children 7 years and younger FREE with paid adult.
Museum Building & Railroad Cars
3006 Steam Engine
Combination RPO / Baggage Car
Meath Parlor Car
Waycar / Caboose
Don't forget to stop by the Souvenir Shop inside!
Souvenirs sold everyday but also outside on the lawn on Saturday!
211 South Seminary Street, Galesburg | 309.342.9400
BLACK IRON STRENGTH GAUNTLET CHALLENGE
2:30 - 5PM | Saturday, June 22nd
Truck Pull - Keg Carry - Deadlift - Tire Flip
Mens & Womens Division
*Must be 18 - Free Entry*
300 East Block Main Street
7:30 AM – 11:30 AM | Sunday, June 23rd
Western Illinois Antique Auto Club Railroad Showcase of Cars on Downtown East Main Street
Awards Announced at 3pm
Entry Fee $12
-Registration Day of Show-
Top 20 Awards
All cars & trucks Welcome!
Music by 3-D Sound Co.
MAIN STREET MUSIC WEEKEND LINEUP
GOOD MUSIC LEADS TO A GREAT TIME!
FREE EVENT - NO COVER
FRI & SAT 7:30 - 10PM
Sponsored By: Galesburg Toyota &
Clark, Glasgow & McClintock Law Office
The Main Street Main Stage | 200 Block of East Main Street
LOCAL RIB COOK OFF
7 AM | Sunday, June 23rd
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