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A Full Slate of Excitement

2017 Brochure 

Thursday, June 22

 

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. - Galesburg Railroad Museum

211 S. Seminary Street

 

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. - Discovery Depot Children’s Museum, 128 S. Chambers St.

This museum is newly renovated and filled with hours of enjoyment for children. 

 

6 p.m. – 11 p.m. - Wilson Family Shows Carnival on the Square

Thursday 6 pm – 11 pm
Friday 6 pm – 11 pm
Saturday NOON-11 pm
Sunday NOON-5 pm

MEGABANDS $50.00 and good for all days and sessions.
Sold Thursday & Friday

SUPERBANDS are $20.00
They are good Thursday & Friday from 6 – 10 pm
Saturday from 1 – 5 pm & 6 – 10 pm
Sunday from 1 – 5 pm - Public Square.

 

Friday, June 23

 

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. OAKS Crafts & Flea Market, 176 N. Farnham St.

 

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Hawthorne Centre Craft & Antique Malls Flea Market, 2188 Veterans Dr.

 

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Discovery Depot Children’s Museum

This museum is newly renovated and filled with hours of enjoyment for children. 128 S. Chambers St.

 

10 to 4 p.m. Galesburg Railroad Museum

Adults $6 Children 8-16 $3 Children 7 years and younger free with paid adult.

Tours of the 3006 Steam Locomotive, RPO/Baggage Car, Meath Car and Weigh Car (Caboose to non railroaders) Souvenir shop inside building(no charge to shop)

Noon - 3 p.m. Railyard Tours: Adults $5 Children $3

VIP Tours at 4 p.m.   Limited seating 32 seats $20 Tickets go on sale at 3:45 p.m. One ticket per person. This includes a tour of the hump tower & diesel shop. 

   

6 p.m. – 11 p.m. - Wilson Family Shows Carnival on the Square

Thursday 6 pm – 11 pm
Friday 6 pm – 11 pm
Saturday NOON-11 pm
Sunday NOON-5 pm

MEGABANDS $50.00 and good for all days and sessions.
Sold Thursday & Friday

SUPERBANDS are $20.00
They are good Thursday & Friday from 6 – 10 pm
Saturday from 1 – 5 pm & 6 – 10 pm
Sunday from 1 – 5 pm - Public Square.

6 p.m. Opening Ceremonies, Galesburg Railroad Museum @ 211 S. Seminary St.

 

Saturday, June 24

 

8 a.m. - Blick Art Materials Railroad Days 5k Run/Walk 1/4 mile Kids Fun Run. Sign up here!

8 a.m. @ 2331 Veterans Dr. in Hawthorne Center, Contact: Troy Bird or Patty Gustafson - 309-221-3329 or 309-371-7924

 

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Model Train & Railroadiana Show at the Galesburg High School Field House, 1135 W Fremont Street

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. - Toy Show, Galesburg High School Field House, 1135 W Fremont St, Galesburg

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. - Antique Tractor Display, Galesburg High School Field House, 1135 W Fremont St, Galesburg

Train & Toy Show Website

 

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Galesburg Railroad Museum

Adults $6 Children 8-16 $3 Children 7 years and younger free with paid adult.

Tours of the 3006 Steam Locomotive , RPO/Baggage Car, Meath Car and Weigh Car (Caboose to non railroaders) on permanent display at the Railroad Museum.

Souvenir Shop Outside.

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. - On-Track Display 211 S. Seminary - Amtrak Museum Train, BNSF Locomotive and other machinery, TBA 

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Railyard Tours: Adults $5 Children $3

VIP Tours at 4 p.m. Limited seating 32 seats $20 Tickets go on sale at 3:45 p.m. One ticket per person. This includes a tour of the hump tower & diesel shop.  

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. - Corpus Christi Church Flea Market and Food at the McAteer Center, 273 S. Prairie Street.

A/C Parish Center will be full of vendors & great buys. Food & Ice Cream too!! Something for everyone!

 

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. OAKS Crafts & Flea Market, 176 N. Farnham St.

 

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Hawthorne Centre Craft & Antique Malls Flea Market, 2188 Veterans Dr.

 

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Central Congregational Church@ 60 Public Square 

9:30 a.m. Tour of the Church

10:30 a.m. Mary Allen West Reenactment and Q & A

1:00 p.m. Mary Todd Lincoln Meet & Greet

2:45 p.m. Tour of the Church

 

10 a.m.-1p.m. Chalk and Walk for $5.00 a person - Get your artistic freak on and design your masterpiece! Galesburg Civic Art Center

 

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. - Galesburg Historical Society Tram Tour North of Amtrak Depot.

"In the Beginning: 180 Years of Galesburg" A one hour narrated tour of Galesburg's founders at 6 locations. Actors in costume at each of the 6 stops. Cost per ticket $2. Tickets can be purchased outside the Amtrak Station.

 

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – “Street of Dreams” on East Main St.

Games, Games Games! “Last Out” Win the World Series throw to Rizzo. Football, baseball toss, Bags Challenge, Climbing Wall, Walk the Rail, Photo Park. There will be Big Wheel Races for kids at 11:00 (sign-up at 10:30 - $5.00 entry) 3-point basketball shoot-out at NOON (11:30 sign up - $2.00 entry fee)

 

 

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Discovery Depot Children’s Museum, newly renovated and filled with hours of enjoyment for children, 128 S. Chambers St.

 

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Photo Exhibit: “Jim Shaughnessy: The Call of Trains" Provided by the National Railroad Hall of Fame

NEW Whitcomb Art Center, Knox College on the corner of Prairie & South Sts. *FREE*

 

An American Dream: Lincoln, the Railroad and the Transformation of America

Shows are at 10 am, 1:30 pm & 4 pm @ 160 South Seminary St.  With Lincoln Productions

Renowned Lincoln reenactor, Michael Krebs 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 trans-formative impact of the railroad from its completion on May 1869 to present day.  This show is approximately 50 minutes.

10 a.m. -  4 p.m. Quilts of Valor Quilt Show, First Presbyterian Church

101 N Prairie, St.  (Corner of Prairie /Ferris) All proceeds go to veterans, Dan Murphy dmurf2010@comcast.net

 

11 a.m. - Fireman’s Water Fight

Check in at 11:00 am. @ E. Main St.

 

11 am – 8 pm - Families of American Motorcyclists Bike Show on West Main St.

 

11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. "Spink, Skabootch, and Swipes in Rootabaga Country" inspired by Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg 

Carl Sandburg State Historic Site, 313 E. Third St. where lemonade and cookies will be served all day. Tim Holmes, director and class instructor for The Performing Arts Academy, is directing the production and Performing Arts Academy actors will be presenting the play.

Noon - 11 p.m. - Wilson Family Shows Carnival on the Square

Saturday NOON-11 pm
Sunday NOON-5 pm

SUPERBANDS are $20.00

They are good Thursday & Friday from 6 – 10 pm
Saturday from 1 – 5 pm & 6 – 10 pm
Sunday from 1 – 5 pm - Public Square.

   

1 p.m. – 4 p.m. - Ice Cream Social, 516 N. Prairie St.

 

4 p.m. - Central Illinois Strength Series - Brought to you by Old World Strength and Get Swole

  • Circus Dumbbell
  • Yoke-60 feet
  • Axle Dead-lift for reps
  • Farmer Carry-60 feet down and back
  • Log Clean and Press for reps Download a Flyer

9 pm – Midnight - “Street Dance Throwback” at 200 East Main Street. 

“The Rockin’ Papas” veteran band plays variety of rock, 80’s dance, country, R & B.  Sponsored by Euchlid Beverage, People’s Do-It Center and Clark Law Office NO COVER

 

Sunday, June 25

7 a.m. Rib Cook-Off

Competition begins at 7 a.m., judging at 12:30 p.m. @ E. Main St. 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. To enter click links below or visit Facebook. SEVEN TEAMS!!! Sponsered by United FFA, FArmland.

Entry Form - Sponsor Form - Contest Rules

 

7 a.m. – 11 a.m. Western Illinois Antique Auto Club Railroad Showcase of Cars on East Main St.

 

9 a.m. - 4p.m. - Model Train & Railroadiana Show at the Galesburg High School Field House, 1135 W Fremont Steet

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. - Toy Show, Galesburg High School Field House, 1135 W Fremont St, Galesburg

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. - Antique Tractor Display, Galesburg High School Field House, 1135 W Fremont St, Galesburg

Train & Toy Show Website

 

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. OAKS Crafts & Flea Market, 176 N. Farnham St.

 

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Hawthorne Centre Craft & Antique Malls Flea Market, 2188 Veterans Dr.

 

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Corpus Christi Church Flea Market & Food at the McAteer Center 273 S. Prairie Street

A/C Parish Center will be full of vendors & great buys. Food & Ice Cream too!! Something for everyone!

 

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Galesburg Railroad Museum

*Tours of the 3006 Steam Locomotive , RPO/Baggage Car, Meath Car and Weigh Car (Caboose to non railroaders) on permanent display at the Railroad Museum.

Souvenir Shop Outside 

Railyard Tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults $5 Children $3

 

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. - Galesburg Historical Society Tram Tour North of Amtrak Depot.

"In the Beginning: 180 Years of Galesburg" A one hour narrated tour of Galesburg's founders at 6 locations.

Actors in costume at each of the 6 stops. Cost per ticket $2. Tickets can be purchased outside the Amtrak Station.

 

10 am - 4 pm - Photo Exhibit: “Jim Shaughnessy: The Call of Trains"

Provided by the National Railroad Hall of Fame

NEW Whitcomb Art Center, Knox College on the corner of Prairie & South Sts. *FREE*

 

11 a.m. and 2 p.m. - Performance: An American Dream: Lincoln, the Railroad and the Transformation of America

Shows are Prairie Players Civic Theatre, 160 South Seminary St.  With Lincoln Productions

Renowned Lincoln reenactor, Michael Krebs 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 trans-formative impact of the railroad from its completion on May 1869 to present day.  This show is approximately 50 minutes.

Noon -  4 p.m. Quilts of Valor Quilt Show, First Presbyterian Church

101 N Prairie, St.  (Corner of Prairie /Ferris) All proceeds go to veterans, Dan Murphy dmurf2010@comcast.net

 

Noon – 5 p.m. - Carnival

$20 arm bands available at the Public Square

 

1 p.m. "Spink, Skabootch, and Swipes in Rootabaga Country" inspired by Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg at Park Plaza on Main Street. *FREE*

Brought to you by the Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association and the Performing Arts Academy of Galesburg Tim Holmes, director and class instructor for The Performing Arts Academy, is directing the production and Performing Arts Academy actors will be presenting the play.

 

1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Discovery Depot Children’s Museum, 128 S. Chambers St.

 

 

 

 

Any Questions? Contact us Today! Call 309-343-2485.