Durand Railroad Days Festival Schedule of Events

 

2018 Schedule of Events

 

THURSDAY, May 17, 2018

 

6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. FREE RIDE THURSDAY MORNING! Carnival rides are free for this time period for area junior high and high school students.

9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Children’s Railroad Days art display and used book sale at the Durand Memorial Library

5 p.m.-Closing Carnival rides by Big Rock Amusements sponsored by Durand Area Lions Club. Wristband price for this session is $20

6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Euchre tournament at the Durand Union Station; registration begins at 6 p.m. with play starting at 6:30 p.m. Entry fee is $5
   

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018

9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Children’s Railroad Days art display and used book sale at the Durand Memorial Library

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Depot-open to visitors-see booklet article for more details
-Durand Union Station Model Railroad Engineers display

Noon-5 p.m. Treasures Along the Rail: Artwalk 2018-a self-guided walking art and architecture tour. Start at the Railroad Days Activity Tent to receive your packet of tour information.

3 p.m.-5 p.m. Durand High School Robotics Team demonstrates their robot creation

3 p.m.-6 p.m. Chainsaw carver, Ken Buggia, demonstrating and selling carvings across from the Activity Tent

5 p.m.-Closing Carnival rides by Big Rock Amusements sponsored by Durand Area Lions Club. Wristband price for this session is $20.

6 p.m. Award Ceremony Honoring 2018 Railroad Person of the Year, Jerry Chapman-Durand Union Station ballroom-Open to the Public

6 p.m. Trivia Contest -Event Tent- doors open at 6 p.m.; contest begins at 7 p.m. -$10/person- see article for details

7 p.m. FREE movie night in the Activity Tent. Showing "587-The Great Train Robbery".

9 p.m. D-Railed Live music by "Shiatown"-fish fry all day
 

GRAFF CHEVROLET OF DURAND EVENT TENT FOR FRIDAY


6 p.m. Trivia Contest -Event Tent- doors open at 6 p.m. -$10/person- see article for details
7 p.m. Trivia contest begins
 

ACTIVITY TENT SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY


Noon-5 p.m. Treasures Along the Rail: Artwalk 2018-a self-guided walking art and architecture tour. Start at the Railroad Days Activity Tent to receive your packet of tour information.
3 p.m.-5 p.m. Durand High School Robotics Team demonstrates their robot creation

 

SATURDAY, May 19, 2018

9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Children’s Railroad Days art display and used book sale at the Durand Memorial Library

9 a.m. Rib Burn-check in and meat inspection-sponsored by Graff Chevrolet of Durand, the Mid-Michigan Chevrolet Dealers and Smokin’ in the D BBQ- see articel for details

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Grand Trunk & Ann Arbor galleries open on the second floor

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Depot-Open to visitors–events include:
-Freight Room Food Wagon Open-selling food and snacks
-Lego display by Michigan Lego User Group {NEW THIS YEAR}
-Operation Life Saver display
-Durand Union Station Model Railroad Engineers display
-Mid-Michigan Railway Historical Society
-Mich Association of Railroad Passengers will share joys of train travel

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Caboose located at corner of Main & Railroad Streets open to the public

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Shuttle service to the Depot available on the corner of Main & Railroad streets courtesy of Graff Chevrolet and the Durand Union Station

11 a.m. Parade line up at Durand High School

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Queen’s reception for Miss Railroad Days and visiting royalty-First Congregational Church on Saginaw Street (invitation only)

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Treasures Along the Rail: Iron Horse Park: Heroes: Honoring the Past and Celebrating the Present. Railroad exhibits in the Pullman Baggage Car; free bouncy house for children under 8-years old; tour Engine 5632; see the gate tower; NRMI Express free trackless train rides (Saturday only); surprises and refreshments-see article for more details.

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Chainsaw carver, Ken Buggia, demonstrating and selling carvings across from the Activity Tent

11 a.m.-Closing Carnival rides by Big Rock Amusements sponsored by the Durand Area Lions Club. Wristband price for the entire session is $25.

1 p.m. 2018 ANNUAL RAILROAD DAYS PARADE
Line up at 11 a.m. at the Durand High School parking lot

1 P.M. D-Railed Cornhole tournament-registration-entry fess is $5

1 p.m. -4 p.m. Grand Trunk and Ann Arbor Galleries open on the second floor of the Depot

2 p.m. Ice Cream Social in the Activity Tent (while supplies last-come early!!!) Sponsored by SageLink Credit Union

1 P.M. D-Railed Cornhole tournament begins

2:45 p.m. Michigan Stiltwalker, Neil Sauter, performs in the Activity Tent-Free-Sponsored by Riverside Market of Durand

3 p.m. KidsQue-check in-sponsored by Graff Chevrolet of Durand, the Mid-Michigan Chevrolet Dealers and Smokin’ in the D BBQ-see article for details

4 p.m. Cow Bingo in the grassy area of Main and Railroad Streets near the train tracks-Tickets can be purchased from Durand FFA members and Alumni or from Matt and Sandy Blight at Blight Propane. If numbers are available, they can also be purchased at the site from 3 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

4 p.m. Sawdust Pile Treasure Hunt for children ages 1-10 on Main St. just east of Choo- Choo Square-sponsored by Acker Agency and XYZ Landscape Supply

4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Kathy's School of Dance performs in exhibition

7:00 p.m.- 11 p.m. FREE teen dance in the Activity Tent. Music by Young Entertainment-open to teens 12 and older

8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Adult karaoke night in the Graff Chevrolet of Durand Event Tent. Adult beverages from Burgdorf Winery and Right Brain Brewery will be available for purchase as well as soft drinks and bottle water (no outside beverages allowed). No entry fee. See the article for details.

9 p.m. D-Railed-Live music by "Ross Mead"
 

GRAFF CHEVROLET OF DURAND EVENT TENT FOR SATURDAY


3 p.m. Kids Que BBQ-check in
3:30 p.m. Kids Que-mandatory meeting
4 p.m. Kids Que-cooking begins
8 p.m. Adult Karaoke-no entry fee-see article for details

ACTIVITY TENT SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY


2 p.m. Ice Cream Social sponsored by Sagelink Credit Union (while supplies last- come early!!!)
2:45 p.m. Michigan Stiltwalker, Neil Sauter, performs-puppet show, lessons,etc.
4 p.m. Kathy's School of Dance performs in exhibition
4 p.m. Sawdust Pile Treasure Hunt on Main St. just east of Choo-Choo Square (in front of the Activity Tent) 7 p.m. Free teen dance to teens 12 and older -Music by Young Entertainment

SUNDAY, May 20, 2018

9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Registration for the Beautiful Baby Contest-$15/child in the Activity Tent-sponsored by A&R Portraits of Durand and Sagelink Credit Union

11 a.m. Beautiful Baby Contest begins

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Model Train Show-Durand Middle School; admission-$5.00; Children10 years of age and under are free

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Treasures Along the Rail: Iron Horse Park: Railroad exhibits in the Pullman Baggage Cara-Durand and the Titanic connection; free bouncy house for kids 8 years of age and under; National Railroad Memorial, Inc. (NRMI) Express giving free rides for all ages; tour Engine 5632; see the gate tower; flea market and Artisans along Centennial Walkway (weather permitting); surprises and refreshments-see article for more details.

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Chainsaw carver, Ken Buggia, demonstrating and selling carvings across from the Activity Tent

Noon-5 p.m. Depot-Open to visitors–events include:
-Freight Room Food Wagon Open-selling food & snacks
-Lego display by Michigan Lego User Group {NEW THIS YEAR}
-Operation Lifesaver display
-Durand Union Station Model Railroad Engineers display
-Mich Assoc of Railroad Passengers will share joys of train travel

Noon-5 p.m. Caboose located at corner of Main and Railroad Streets open to the public

Noon-5 p.m. Shuttle service to the Depot and the Middle School available on the corner of Main & Railroad Streets courtesy of Graff Chevrolet and the Durand Union Station.Service will also go to the Durand Middle School for the Model Train Show.

Noon-Closing Carnival rides by Big Rock Amusements sponsored by Durand Area Lions Club Wristband price for this session is $20.

1 p.m. KIDDIE TRACTOR PEDAL PULL in the Graff Chevrolet of Durand Event Tent. Sponsored by local area businesses and civic groups beginning with Class 1 (ages 3& 4) and Class 2 (ages 5&6). Class 3 (ages 7&8) and Class 4 (ages 9&10) will start after Classes 1 and 2 are finished. Organized by the Durand Lions Club and the Iron Horse Pub. FREE!!!

2 p.m.-4 p.m. Durand Church of God-contemporary Christian songs and talented musicians in the Activity Tent
 

GRAFF CHEVROLET OF DURAND EVENT TENT FOR SUNDAY


1 p.m. Kiddie Tractor Pull-on Main Street near the Activity Tent-see article for details

 

ACTIVITY TENT SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY


9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Registration for the Beautiful Baby Contest-$15/child
11 a.m. Beautiful Baby Contest begins
2 p.m.-4 p.m. Durand Church of God-contemporary Christian songs and talented musicians

 
 

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