THURSDAY EVENTS

Wilson Family Carnival

Main Street Square

6:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Mega Bands - $50 (All sessions) | Super Bands - $20 (One session)

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

GALESBURG RAILROAD MUSEUM GUIDED TOURS

 211 South Seminary Street

10:00 A.M.- 4:00 P.M. (Museum Hours)

9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. (Tour Hours)

  - $6 for adults (17+); $3 for children (8-16); 

  - FREE children under 7 with paid adult

The Railroad Museum is hosting guided tours of the museum building and railroad cars. The souvenir shop inside the building will be open on Thursday and Friday. 

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

FRIDAY EVENTS

OPENING CEREMONIES

Sponsored by Galesburg Toyota

Main Street Square

6:00 P.M.

Featuring guest speakers, Mayor John Pritchard and Galesburg Railroad Days Chair, Dennis Clark

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

GALESBURG RAILROAD MUSEUM GUIDED TOURS

 211 South Seminary Street

10:00 A.M.- 4:00 P.M. (Museum Hours)

9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. (Tour Hours)

  - $6 for adults (17+); $3 for children (8-16); 

  - FREE children under 7 with paid adult

The Railroad Museum is hosting guided tours of the museum building and railroad cars. The souvenir shop inside the building will be open on Thursday and Friday. 

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

GALESBURG RAILROAD MUSEUM RAILYARD TOURS

 211 South Seminary Street

12:00 P.M.- 3:00 P.M.

  - $5 for adults (17+); $3 for children (8-16); 

  - FREE children under 7 with paid adult

4:00 P.M. - VIP Tour

  - $20 a person

A fan-favorite, these tours take you around the rail yards with a stop on the best viewing point - County 10 Bridge - for a picture capturing the abundance of rails and locomotives. **The VIP Tour includes Hump Tower and Diesel Shop stops. There will be two buses of 32 people each. 

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

WILSON FAMILY CARNIVAL

Main Street Square

6:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Mega Bands - $50 (All Sessions) | Super Bands - $20 (One Session)

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

SATURDAY EVENTS

RAILROAD DAYS 5K & FUN RUN

Sponsored by Blick Art Materials and Galesburg Roadrunners Club | Optimist Park - 2331 Veterans Drive, Galesburg

8:00 A.M.- 5K Run/Walk

- $20 Early Registration; $25 Late Registration

9:00 A.M. - 1/4 Mile Fun Run

- $7 Ages 8 and Under

*Entry forms are found under "Vendor & Entry Forms" page.*

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

STANDISH PARK ARTS & CRAFTS MARKET

 Standish Park

9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

  - FREE for all ages

This ONE DAY ONLY event allows you to still through a beautiful park, enjoy artist and crafter demonstrations and booths, live music, local food, and family art activities. 

*Entry forms are found under "Vendor & Entry Forms" page.*

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

MODEL TRAIN & RAILROADIANA SHOWCASE

 T. Fleming Fieldhouse at Knox College | 199 E. Knox Street, Galesburg

9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

  - 8:30 A.M. - Saturday Only - $10 Early Bird Admission

  - $5 for ages 13+

  - FREE for ages 12 and under

It's the biggest event of its kind in the Midwest! There are over 300+ tables of model trains, books, videos, t-shirts, and memorabilia, with more than six model railroad layouts and displays, and 80+ vendors. The toy show has over 50 vendor tables, filled with toys and collectibles, Hot Wheels and Nascar included, as well as military toys, dolls, coins, LEGO, and sports cards. Railroad and toy enthusiasts of all ages won't want to miss out!

*Entry forms are found under "Vendor & Entry Forms" page.*

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

GALESBURG RAILROAD MUSEUM GUIDED TOURS

 211 South Seminary Street

9:00 A.M.- 5:00 P.M. (Museum Hours)

9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. (Tour Hours)

  - $6 for adults (17+); $3 for children (8-16); 

  - FREE children under 7 with paid adult

The Railroad Museum is hosting guided tours of the museum building and railroad cars. The souvenir shop inside the building will be open on Thursday and Friday. 

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

GALESBURG RAILROAD MUSEUM RAILYARD TOURS

 211 South Seminary Street

9:00 A.M.- 3:00 P.M.

  - $5 for adults (17+); $3 for children (8-16); 

  - FREE children under 7 with paid adult

4:00 P.M. - VIP Tour

  - $20 a person

A fan-favorite, these tours take you around the rail yards with a stop on the best viewing point - County 10 Bridge - for a picture capturing the abundance of rails and locomotives. **The VIP Tour includes Hump Tower and Diesel Shop stops. There will be two buses of 32 people each. 

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

RAIL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT

Location - TBD

Sponsored by the National Railroad Hall of Fame

10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

  - FREE for all ages

The National Railroad Hall of Fame will be displaying "After Promontory: 150 Years of Transcontinental Railroading" an exhibit by the Center for Rail Photography and Art. The exhibit contains over 60 images depicting rail history in an eye-catching format. 

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

GALESBURG HISTORICAL SOCIETY RAILROAD TRAM TOUR

Colton Park at Amtrak Depot - 225 S. Seminary Street

10:00 A.M.- 3:00 P.M. 

  - $8 for all ages

The Galesburg Historical Society is back with a new tram tour! The tour takes off from Colton Park, located in front of the Amtrak Depot. From there, they will make stops at the Bondi Building, Weinberg Arcade, The Orpheum Theatre, and the Lindstrom Building - all downtown Galesburg staples! All tours include a mic'd tour guide that will lead you to learn about our city's historic past. 

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

DISCOVERY DEPOT KIDS CRAFT

 Standish Park

10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

  - $9 for ages 1 and up

  - $2 activity with admission

Stop by Galesburg's famous children's museum, where kids can explore, learn, and have fun together! In honor of Railroad Days, kids will be able to paint train whistle lanyards to take home! The Burlington Northern caboose will be open to the public to tour for FREE during the open hours. Concessions will be available by the caboose as well. Discounts available for Military Personnel, Seniors, and Amtrak Riders. 

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

WINDOW TOURS

Sponsored by Central Congregational Church | 60 Public Square

10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

 - On the hour, every hour

  - FREE for all ages

Central Congregational Church, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, boasts 75 stained glass windows, featuring the iconic Rose Window, dedicated to the founders of Galesburg, as well as the Henry Hitchcock Windows, dedicated to Superintendent of the C.B.&Q., Henry Hitchcock, his wife, and children.

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

EAST MAIN KIDS GAMES

 200 East Main Street

10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

  - FREE for all ages

Activities and fun for the whole family! Games include drone races, LEGO robotics, climbing walls, and little train rides. The Black Iron Gauntlet is TBA.

Big Wheel Races

11:00 A.M. | 10:30 A.M. Sign Up

$2 for kids; $3 for adults (up to 230 lbs.)

3-Point Basketball Shoot-Out

Noon | 11:30 A.M. Sign Up

$2 for kids; $3 for ages 18+

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

PETTING ZOO

O.T. Johnson Grass Lot

10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

  - FREE for all ages

A variety of small, friendly animals, including goats, pigs, lambs, and ponies for petting with feeding opportunities for the kids!

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

FIREFIGHTER'S WATER FIGHTS

Main Street, between Kellogg Street and Seminary Street

11:00 A.M.

  - FREE for all ages

Teams of firefighters from area fire departments compete against one another by spraying hose streams at a suspended barrel on a cable cross the opposing line (Firefighters Tug-Of-War). Kid's games will be off to the side of the water fight area to enjoy. Free will donations will be accepted to support their fundraiser - Muscular Dystrophy Association - as a part of the Fill the Boot campaign.

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

GALESBURG HISTORICAL SOCIETY RAILROAD TRAM TOUR

Colton Park at Amtrak Depot - 225 S. Seminary Street

11:00 A.M.- 3:00 P.M. 

  - $8 for all ages

The Galesburg Historical Society is back with a new tram tour! The tour takes off from Colton Park, located in front of the Amtrak Depot. From there, they will make stops at the Bondi Building, Weinberg Arcade, The Orpheum Theatre, and the Lindstrom Building - all downtown Galesburg staples! All tours include a mic'd tour guide that will lead you to learn about our city's historic past. 

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

WILSON FAMILY CARNIVAL

Main Street Square

12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. ; 5:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Mega Bands - $50 (All sessions) | Super Bands - $20 (One session)

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

LINCOLN'S ELECTION SPEECH

Discovery Depot | 128 S. Chambers Street

1:00 P.M.

  - FREE for all ages

Renowned Abraham Lincoln presenter, Michael Krebs, will portray the 16th president, delivering his memorable election speech, held outside of the newly expanded children's museum on the caboose.

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

SUNDAY EVENTS

RIB COOK-OFF

First Block | East Main Street

Sponsored by Birkey's Farm Store & Hi-Lo Grocery

6:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.

  - $3/One Rib; $5/Two Ribs 

Prizes for best ribs will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and People's Choice winners. Ribs will go on sale to the public at 12:00 p.m.

*Entry forms are found under "Vendor & Entry Forms" page.*

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

WESTERN ILLINOIS ANTIQUE AUTO CLUB 35TH RAILROAD SHOWCASE OF CARS

East Main Street

7:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

  - FREE for all ages. 

  - $12 Entry for participants

Classic cars, hot rods, coupes and buggies, and many more marvels will line Main Street as they come out for a Sunday Cruise. The Top 20 will be recognized, with awards and trophies presented at 3:00 p.m. There will be a 50/50 drawing and music by 3-D Sounds Co.

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

MODEL TRAIN & RAILROADIANA SHOWCASE

 T. Fleming Fieldhouse at Knox College | 199 E. Knox Street, Galesburg

10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

  - $5 for ages 13+

  - FREE for ages 12 and under

It's the biggest event of its kind in the Midwest! There are over 300+ tables of model trains, books, videos, t-shirts, and memorabilia, with more than six model railroad layouts and displays, and 80+ vendors. The toy show has over 50 vendor tables, filled with toys and collectibles, Hot Wheels and Nascar included, as well as military toys, dolls, coins, LEGO, and sports cards. Railroad and toy enthusiasts of all ages won't want to miss out!

*Entry forms are found under "Vendor & Entry Forms" page.*

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

DISCOVERY DEPOT KIDS CRAFT

 Standish Park

10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

  - $9 for ages 1 and up

  - $2 activity with admission

Stop by Galesburg's famous children's museum, where kids can explore, learn, and have fun together! In honor of Railroad Days, kids will be able to paint train whistle lanyards to take home! The Burlington Northern caboose will be open to the public to tour for FREE during the open hours. Concessions will be available by the caboose as well. Discounts available for Military Personnel, Seniors, and Amtrak Riders. 

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

GALESBURG RAILROAD MUSEUM RAILYARD TOURS

 211 South Seminary Street

11:00 A.M.- 2:00 P.M.

  - $5 for adults (17+); $3 for children (8-16); 

  - FREE children under 7 with paid adult

10:00 A.M. - VIP Tour

  - $20 a person


A fan-favorite, these tours take you around the rail yards with a stop on the best viewing point - County 10 Bridge - for a picture capturing the abundance of rails and locomotives. **The VIP Tour includes Hump Tower and Diesel Shop stops. There will be two buses of 32 people each. 

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

PETTING ZOO

O.T. Johnson Grass Lot

11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

  - FREE for all ages

A variety of small, friendly animals, including goats, pigs, lambs, and ponies for petting with feeding opportunities for the kids!

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

KIDS PEDAL PULL

Intersection of Main Street and Cherry Street

Sponsored by Birkey's Farm Store Inc.

11:00 A.M.

  - FREE for all ages

Kids up to 110 lbs. can join in the fun! There will be a pedal tractor challenge to see who can pull weights to the finish line. Fun and prizes, guaranteed!

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

WILSON FAMILY CARNIVAL

Main Street Square

12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. 

Mega Bands - $50 (All sessions) | Super Bands - $20 (One session)

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

DOWNTOWN TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE

Trolley Rides - Saturday Only

  • 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • $1 - All Day Access
  • Pickup Locations: the Amtrak Depot; Standish Park; Broad Street; Kellogg Street; T. Fleming Fieldhouse at Knox College

Shuttle Bus - Sunday Only

  • 10:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
  • FREE - All Day
  • Pickup Locations: the Amtrak Depot and T. Fleming Fieldhouse at Knox College
    • Will run in a circle every 15 minutes.