2019 FESTIVITIES 

 will begin with the

OPENING CEREMONIES

Friday, June 21st 6pm

The Main Stage on Main Street

  RAILROAD DAYS PARADE 

6:15pm 

Downtown Galesburg

Entry Form | Rules & Regulations


AND BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR...

STANDISH PARK ARTS & CRAFTS MARKET

Saturday, June 22nd

9AM - 5PM

Over 40 NEW Vendors! 

ARTIST & CRAFTER BOOTHS AND DEMONSTRATIONS

FAMILY ART ACTIVITIES

LIVE MUSIC

LOCAL FOOD

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

VENDORS ENTER HERE

Learn More

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND...

CoEd Mud Volleyball

Saturday, June 22nd

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 

& Plue's Tree Service

Contact: Courtney Rodriguez at

[email protected]



Trophies Awarded to

 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place


ENTRY FORM


WAIVER


RULES & GUIDELINES

(Before June 18th - Late Entries $100)


DOWNTOWN VINTAGE 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 - Arts & Craft Market
  • Galesburg Depot
  • Kellogg & Broad

RAILROAD DAYS EVENTS CALENDAR

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2019?!

MULTIPLE DAY EVENTS

Thursday - Sunday

June 20th - 23rd


 Galesburg Railroad Museum

THURS & FRI  / 10AM - 4PM

SAT /  9AM -  5PM

SUN /  10AM - 3PM

Adults 17 & up $6

Children 8-16 $3

Children 7 years and younger FREE with paid adult

Tours of Museum Building & Railroad Cars

Fagen Reading Room, Historic Railroad Memorabilia, telegraphs station, CTL board & engineer's control stand, rolling stock including Steam Engineer 3006, Combination RPO / Baggage Car, Meath Parlor Car and Waycar / Caboose. 

Souvenir shop inside building - Sold outside on Saturday - No charge to shop!

211 South Seminary Street

309.342.9400


 Rail Yard Tours

FRIDAY 12 - 3PM

SATURDAY 9AM - 3PM

SUNDAY 10AM - 2PM

Adults 17 & up $5 

Children 8-16 $3

Tours of the BNSF rail yard on access roads with photo stops available including a special stop on County 10 Bridge for photo taking of the rail yard. Educated guides made by current railroad workers or retirees

211 South Seminary Street

309.342.9400

- VIP Tours -

FRI/SAT 4PM

SUN 2PM

Limited seating - 2 Buses seating 32 each

Tickets go one sale 1 hour before tour.

$20 PER PERSON

 One ticket per person. 

This includes information guided stops at the Hump Tower & Diesel Shop as well as other federally restricted areas. Tour guides include current railroad employees or retired employees.

211 South Seminary Street

309.342.9400

Sponsor: Galesburg Railroad Museum


On-Track Display

FRI / SAT 9AM - 4PM

SUN / 10AM - 3PM

BNSF Locomotive & other machinery

211 South Seminary Street

Sponsor: BNSF Railway


Discovery Depot Children’s Museum

THURS - SAT / 10AM – 5PM

SUN / NOON - 5PM

$8 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 21st

The Main Stage - Opening Ceremonies

6PM

Speakers: GRRDAYS Chairman; Dennis Clark, City of Galesburg Mayor; John Prichard & BNSF Terminal Superintendent; Ronald Clevenger

Sponsors: BNSF & Galesburg Toyota

Galesburg Railroad Days Parade

Starts at 6:15PM @ Seminary & Main St.

Finishes at Cherry St. (Knox County Courthouse)

GRAND MARSHALL:

BNSF Terminal Superintendent Ronald Clevenger

ENTRY FORM | RULES & REGULATIONS

Sponsor: City of Galesburg 


Little Miss & Master Railroad Contest

CONTESTANTS WILL WALK IN THE PARADE AND WINNERS ANNOUNCED AFTER 

The Main Stage, East Main Street

Sponsor: Ducky's Formal Wear

ENTRY FORM


Main Stage Live Music Night Concert

7:30 - 10pm

FREE EVENT - NO COVER!

TBA

200 Block of East Main Street

Sponsors: Clark, Glasgow & McClintock Law Office & Galesburg Toyota



MULTIPLE DAY EVENTS 

Saturday - Sunday June 22nd & 23rd


Galesburg High School Fieldhouse Activities

NEW VENDORS

Over 300 Tables!

25th Annual 

Model Train & Railroadiana Show,
Toy Show &
Antique Tractor Display 

SAT / 9AM - 4PM 

SUN / 10AM - 3PM

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 PER PERSON 

KIDS 12 & UNDER FREE

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL SATURDAY 8:30 AM 

1242 West Dayton Street

Shuttle Service Available

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.

Vendor Applications and other information at  WWW.GALESBURGTRAINANDTOYSHOW.COM 


Galesburg Historical Society Tram Tour of Amtrak Depot

SAT / 10AM - 4PM

SUN / 10AM - 3PM 

2019 Theme: "Galesburg in The Great War"

"The Sammy's vs. The Yanks"

Cost per ticket $4

Actors in costume at each of the 7 stops!

Tickets can be purchased outside the Amtrak Station


National Railroad Hall of Fame Activities

Uniting a Nation: 150 Years of the Transcontinental 

SAT 9AM - 5PM

SUN 11AM - 3PM

Celebrate with 150th anniversary of the nation's first Transcontinental Railroad! 

Enjoy live performances, music, exhibits, costumed reenactors & a prize give away. 

160 South Seminary Street


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  9AM - 3PM

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

$9 Dinner includes Chicken & noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, pie, coffee or tea

176 North Farnham Street



SATURDAY, June 22nd

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

ENTRY FORM

Sponsor: Galesburg Roadrunners Club


Standish Park Arts & Crafts Market

SATURDAY / 9AM - 5PM

ARTIST & CRAFTER BOOTHS AND DEMONSTRATIONS

FAMILY ART ACTIVITIES

LIVE MUSIC

LOCAL FOOD

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

Standish Park; South Broad Street 

VENDORS ENTRY FORM

Sponsor: Galesburg Civic Art Center


CO ED Mud Volleyball Tournament

$80 PER TEAM / 6-8 PEOPLE 

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

Waiver | Entry | Rules/Regulations

Sponsor: Lockwood Excavation & Construction & Plue's Tree Service


Central Congregational Church

SAT / 10AM - 3PM 

Stained Glass Window Tour

Henry Hitchcock Memorial Window

60 Public Square


Vintage Trolley Rides

SATURDAY 10AM- 5PM

$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 / 11AM

Teams of Firefighters from the surrounding area fire departments 

compete against one another in a suspended barrell crossing competition & tug - of war contest.

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 between Kellogg & Seminary Street. 


Lincoln's Speech

SAT / 1 PM

Renowned Actor Michael Krebs delivers The Lincoln Speech 

FREE EVENT

Outside Discovery Depot Parking Lot on caboose!

128 South Chambers Street


Build a Train Event

SAT 1-3 PM

$2 with paid admission

Caboose open to the public all day free of charge!

Discovery Depot

128 South Chambers Street


East Main Street of Dreams

10AM - 4PM

FREE ACTIVITIES

Army Fitness Challenge, LEGO Robotics, Canoe Races, Drone Racing


$2 ENTRY

Kid vs Adult Big Wheel Races

* First 10 Entries FREE 

Sponsor: Clark Castings 

$2 ENTRY

3 Point Shootout

*First 20 Entries FREE

Sponsor: Terbeck Chiropractic 

Family Oriented 

200 Block of East Main Street


 Main Stage DJ Entertainment

10AM - 4PM

Event Awards Presentations

 

Black Iron Gauntlet Strength Challenge 

SAT / 2:30 - 5PM

GAUNTLET CHALLENGE:

Truck Pull - Keg Carry - Deadlift - Tire Flip

Mens & Womens Division

*Must be 18 - Free Entry*

300 East Block Main Street

National Railroad Hall of Fame

"Lincoln & the Railroads"

SATURDAY, JUNE 22ND

Shows at 11am & 2pm

 Starring renowned Lincoln reenactor, Michael Krebs and is joined by local actors in this original production celebrating the nation's first transcontinental rail line. Centering around President Abraham Lincoln and his decision to sign the Pacific Railway Act authorizing construction of the line in 1862, the work showcases the transformative impact of the railroad from is completion on May 10th 1869, to present day. 

This show runs approx 50 minutes

Prairie Players Civic Theater 

160 South Seminary Street



Galesburg Railroad Days Night Concert 

"THE NORTH STREET DAZE SHOW"

FREE EVENT - NO COVER

7:30 - 10PM

200 East Main Street

Sponsors: Clark, Glasgow & McClintock Law Office & Galesburg Toyota


SUNDAY, June 23rd

Rib Cook-Off

Competition begins at 6 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 

34th Railroad Showcase of Cars

7:30 - 11:30AM

Downtown East Main Street

Trophies & Awards presented at 3pm

Entry Fee $12

-Registration Day of Show-

Participant Voting:

Top 20 Awards

50/50 Drawing

All cars & trucks Welcome!

Music by 3-D Sound Co.


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!