"WHAT'S NEW THIS YEAR?" 

I'M SO GLAD YOU ASKED...

2018 festivities will begin with our returning

  RAILROAD DAYS PARADE 

Friday, June 22nd 6pm 

Downtown Galesburg


Something BRAND NEW THIS YEAR is

STANDISH PARK ART MARKET

Saturday & Sunday

10am - 4pm

Over 40 NEW Vendors! 

Live Music with Charlie Hays & Detroit Larry cross

Learn More

AND BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND...

CoEd Mud Volleyball

Saturday, June 23rd

Downtown Galesburg


Begins at 9 am

Check in 8:45 am


Entry Fee: $80 per team

(Before June 18th

Late Entries $100)

6-8 people per team

Washing Stations will be provided.

Must be at least 18 years of age

Sponsored By

Lockwood Excavating & Construction

Contact: Courtney Rodriguez at

[email protected]



Trophies Awarded to

 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place


ENTRY FORM


WAIVER


RULES & GUIDELINES


(Before June 18th - Late Entries $100)


NEW Downtown Trolley Service

Saturday Only 10am - 5pm

  • $1 gets you unlimited rides ALL DAY!
  • 5 years old & under ride FREE

Trolley Pick Up Locations:

  • Standish Park
  • Galesburg Depot
SPONSORED BY Galesburg Toyota

RAILROAD DAYS EVENTS CALENDAR

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2018?!

Kick off 2018 Summer


MULTIPLE DAY EVENTS

Thursday - Sunday

June 21st - 24th

 Galesburg Railroad Museum

THURS & FRI  / 10AM - 4PM

SAT /  9AM -  4PM

SUN /  10AM - 3PM

Adults $6

Children 8-16 $3

Children 7 years and younger FREE with paid adult

Fagn Reading Room, Hsitoric Railroad Memorbilia, telegraphs station, CTL board & engineer's control stand, rolling stock including Engine 3006,   Pullman Tours of the 3006 Steam Locomotive, Railway Post Office / Railway Express & Baggage Car, Pullman Car, Meath Car and Weigh Car 

Souvenir shop inside building  No charge to shop!

211 South Seminary Street

Handicapped - Accessible


 Rail Yard Tours

FRI / NOON - 3PM

SAT / 9:30AM - 4PM

SUN / 11AM - 3PM 

Adults $5 

Children $3

- VIP Tours -

SAT / SUN 4PM

Limited seating - 32 seats 

$20

Tickets go on sale at 3:45PM; One ticket per person. 

This includes a tour of the hump tower & diesel shop.

211 South Seminary Street

Sponsor: Galesburg Railroad Museum


On-Track Display

FRI / SAT 9AM - 4PM

SUN / 10AM - 3PM

Amtrak Museum Train, BNSF Locomotive and other machinery, TBA

211 South Seminary Street

Sponsor: BNSF Railway


Discovery Depot Children’s Museum

THURS - SAT / 10AM – 5PM

SUN / NOON - 5PM

$6 Admission

This museum is newly renovated and filled inside & out with hours of enjoyment for children!

128 South Chambers Street


Wilson Family Shows Carnival on the Square

THURS & FRI / 6 - 11PM

SAT / NOON - 5 PM & 5 - 11PM

SUN / NOON - 5 PM


MEGABANDS $50.00

(Good for all days and sessions)

Sold Thursday & Friday Only


SUPERBANDS $20.00

(Good for 1 Session)

Good THURS & FRI / 6 – 11PM

SAT / NOON – 5PM & 5 – 11PM

SUN / NOON – 5PM




FRIDAY, June 22nd 2018

NEW

Galesburg Railroad Days Parade

Starts at 6PM @ Seminary & Main St.

Finishes at Cherry St. (Knox County Court House)

GRAND MARSHALL

President Abraham Lincoln & Mary Todd Lincoln 

Sponsor: City of Galesburg 


NEW

The Main Stage

7:30PM

Opening Ceremonies 

Speakers: GRRDAYS Chairman; Dennis Clark, City of Galesburg Mayor; John Prichard, RR Museum President & State Representative; Dan Swanson

Sponsors: Orpheum Theater, Galesburg Toyota & Fritz Cross American Family Insurance


NEW

Little Miss & Master Railroad Contest Winners

Sponsor: Ducky's Formal Wear

ENTRY FORM


NEW

Main Stage Live Music Night Concert

8 - 11PM

STAGGARD

COUNTRY ROCK & SOUTHERN PARTY ROCK BAND

Euclid Miller Beverage & Beer products 

$3 Cover or 2 / $5

ALL DRINKS 2 / $5

Chairs, Tables, & Cocktail Tables

200 Block of East Main Street

Sponsors: Clark, Glasgow& McClintock Law Office, Galesburg Toyota & Fritz Cross American Family Insurance



MULTIPLE DAY EVENTS 

Saturday - Sunday June 23rd & 24th


Galesburg High School Fieldhouse Activities

NEW VENDORS

Over 300 Tables!

Model Train & Railroadiana Show

Toy Show

Antique Tractor Display 

SAT / 9AM - 4PM 

SUN / 11AM - 3PM

1135 West Freemont Street


ALL NEWACTIVITES

Standish Park Activities

Standish Park Arts & Crafts Market

SAT & SUN / 10AM - 4PM

Artists & Crafters presenting a variety of Handmade items!

All Day Art Demonstrations
Kid's Chalk Walk & other activities 
Live Music with
Charlie Hays & Detroit Larry
(Country & Blue Grass) 
Food Vendors

South Broad Street

Limited Sunday Event List

Sponsor: Galesburg Civic Art Center


Galesburg Historical Society Tram Tour of Amtrak Depot

SAT / 10AM - 4PM

SUN / 10AM - 3PM 

2018 Theme: "Galesburg 1861- 1865 Folks at Home"

Cost per ticket $2

Actors in costume at each of the 6 stops!

Tickets can be purchased outside the Amtrak Station


NEW

Corpus Christi Church Flea Market & Food

SAT & SUN / 9AM - 4PM

SAT / 1PM - CORPUS CHRISTI CHURCH TOUR

1 of 10 Catholic Churches holding Relics in the United states!

Legend has it that Galesburg is protected from tornados by the relic of Saint Crescent, young adolescent boy who died over 1,500 years ago.

273 South Prairie Street

Contact Bev Bryan 309.299.9017


Petting Zoo

SAT & SUN

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

150 East Main Street - OT Johnson Grass Lot


Oaks Crafts & Flea Market

FRI/SAT  8AM - 5PM

Famous Chicken & Noodles on  Saturday 11 am - 1:30 pm

176 North Farnham Street

(Brochure Correction)



SATURDAY, June 23rd 2018

Blick Art Materials Railroad Days 5k Run/Walk Quarter Mile Kids Fun Run

SAT / 8AM

2331 Veterans Drive in Hawthorne Center

Contact: Ron Wilson at 309-368.5890 or Patty Gustafson at 309-371-7924

Sponsor: Galesburg Roadrunners Club


NEW

CO ED Mud Volleyball Tournament

$80 PER TEAM / 6-8 PEOPLE 

SAT / 8:45 AM CHECK IN - 9:00 TOURNAMENT START

Waiver Entry Rules/Regs

Sponsor: Lockwood Excavation & Construction


Central Congregational Church

SAT / 10AM - 3PM 

Stained Glass Window Tour

Henry Hitchcock Memorial Window

60 Public Square


NEW

Vintage Trolley Rides

SAT BEGINING AT 10AM 

$1 All Day Pass

Travel back in this vintage Trolley traveling between the Depot & The Standish Park Arts & Crafts Market!


Fireman’s Water Fight

SAT / 10AM CHECK IN

Sponsor:  Local Galesburg Fire Department

GFD is #1 Fundraiser in the State of Illinois "Fill the Boot Campaign -Giving Muscular Dystrophy the Boot"

300 Block East Main Street


“Street of Dreams” on East Main Street

10AM - 4PM

Games, Games Games! “Last Out” Win the World Series throw to Rizzo. 

Football, baseball toss, Bags Challenge, ARMY Climbing Wall, Walk the Rail, Photo Park. 

There will be Big Wheel Races for kids & Adults & 3-point basketball shoot-out, toddler train rides.

Family Oriented 

200 Block of East Main Street


 Main Stage DJ Entertainment

10AM - 4PM

Norris Sound  / DJ James Noble

Event Awards Presentations 


ALL NEWACTIVITES

Prairie Players Civic Theater Activities 

160 South Seminary Street

 The National Railroad Hall of Fame Photo Contest Exhibit

SAT / 9-5PM

SUN 10AM - 2PM


The National Hall of Fame Photography Workshop

SAT / 12PM 

*BROCHURE CORRECTION


A Performing Arts Academy Production

"Sink, Skabootch, and Swipes in Rootabaga Country"

Directed by Tim Holmes

SAT / 11AM AND 1PM PERFORMACES

Free Refreshments


"Visiting The Lincolns"

SAT / 2 - 3:30PM

 Starring renowned Lincoln reenactor, Michael Krebs & Debra Miller as Mary Todd Lincoln

You are a surprise guest within the walls of the White House that becomes a real life experience within the Lincoln's lives!

$10 Admission - Limited Seating


Hall of Fame Prize Giveaway

4:30PM


NEW

Galesburg Railroad Days Night Concert

7PM - MIDNIGHT

Jera & The Absolutes 

7 -9PM

 A premiere party band playing Classic Rock, Rock, Blues, and Reggae.

and later.. 

The Rockin’ Papas

A Veteran band playing a variety of Rock, 80’s Dance, Country, R & B. 

9:30 pm - Midnight

COVER $3 OR 2 / $5

ALL EUCLID BEVERAGES 2 / $5

Must be 21 to Enter | Please have your ID ready at Gate Entrance

200 East Main Street

Sponsored By Euclid Beverage, Galesburg Toyota, Orpheum Theater & Clark Law Office


SUNDAY, June 24th 2018

Rib Cook-Off

Competition begins at 7 am

 Judging at NOON 

East Main Street 

Ribs will be cooked, judged and served to the public for $3.00 a rib sample, 2 - $5, 5 - $10.

 Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd and People's Choice Award!

Entry deadline June 18th

Sponsor:  Hi-Lo Grocery & Boy Scout Troop 226


Western Illinois Antique Auto Club Railroad Showcase of Cars

7 - 11AM

 East Main Street

Trophies & Awards presented at 11am


Kids Pedal Pull

Main & Cherry Streets Intersection

11AM REGISTRATION

 Competition begins shortly after!

Free for all kids up to 110lbs!

Pedal tractor challenge pull weights to the finish line for tons of fun and prizes!