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Railroad Days 2019

May 16, 17, 18 and 19th

WEEKEND FORECAST

THURSDAY MAY 16th
Mostly Sunny, High 68, Low 50  

FRIDAY MAY 17th
Partly Sunny, High 71, Low 53  

SATURDAY MAY 18th
Partly Sunny, High 76, Low 56  

SUNDAY MAY 19th
Partly Sunny, High 73, Low 50 

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Weekend Schedule

Thursday May 16th 2019
6am to 8am: Free Ride Thursday Morning for area students

9:30am to 8pm: Children's Railroad Days art display and used book sale at the Durand Memorial Branch of the Shiawassee District Library

5pm to Close: One Price Carnival Rides by Big Rock Amusements sponsored by Durand Area Lions Club

6pm-9:30pm: Euchre tournament at Durand Union Station

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Back row, from left: Madison Dagen, Attendant; Emily Hartzell, Miss Railroad Days. Front row, from left: Princess Sophia Latreille and Prince Jaxon Weiske.

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Friday May 17th 2019
9:30am to 6pm: Children's Railroad Days art display and used book sale at the Durand Memorial Branch of the Shiawassee District Library

10am to 5pm: Durand Union Station open to visitors
Featuring:
• Durand Union Station Model Railroad Engineers display
• Depot Audio Tours  

Noon-5pm: "Treasures Along the Rail" Artwalk 2019: Art & Architecture self-guided tour. Start at the Activity Tent to get your information packet 

3pm to 6pm: Chainsaw Carver, Ken Buggia, demonstrating and selling carvings across from the Activity Tent

5pm to Close: One price Carnival Rides by Big Rock Amusements sponsored by Durand Area Lions Club

6pm: Award Ceremony Honoring 2019 Railroad Person of the Year, Richard Crandall, in the Grand Ballroom of Durand Union Station (Public Welcome)

7pm: Trivia Contest in the Graff Chevrolet of Durand Event Tent  (Registration begins at 6pm)

7pm: Free movie night in the Activity Tent, showing 'Boxcar Children' (animated, adventure, Rated G)

8:30pm Free movie night in the Activity Tent, showing 'TrainQuest' (adventure, family, fantasy)

9pm: Live music by Shiatown at D-Railed Bar & Grill

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MIDWAY/ONE PRICE RIDES

Thursday May 16th: 5pm-Close ($20 Wristband)

Friday May 17th: 5pm-Close ($20 Wristband)

Saturday May 18th: 11am-Close ($25 Wristband)

Sunday May 19th: 12pm-Close ($20 Wristband)

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Saturday May 18th 2019
9:30am to 3pm Children's Railroad Days art display and used book sale at the Durand Memorial Branch of the Shiawassee District Library

From 10am to 5pm shuttle service to the Depot will be available on the corner of Main & Railroad streets, courtesy of Randy Wise Durand, Durand Mobil and Durand Union Station

9am: Rib Burn - check in and meat inspection

10am to 5pm: Durand Union Station open to visitors
Featuring:
• Grand Trunk & Ann Arbor galleries open on the second floor (10am-4pm)
• Freight Room Food Wagon Open, selling food & snacks
• Lego display by Michigan Lego User Group
• Operation Life Saver display
• Durand Union Station Model Railroad Engineers display
• Mid-Michigan Railway Historical Society
• Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers presentation; 'Joys of Train Travel' 
• Depot Audio Tours available

10am to 5pm: Grand Trunk Caboose open to the public (Corner of Main & Railroad Street)

11am to 12:30pm: Queen's Reception for Miss Railroad Days and visiting royalty at First Congregational Church (invitation only)

11am to 5pm: Honoring the Past and Celebrating the Present at Iron Horse Park; Railroad exhibits in the historic Pullman Baggage Car, "RAILROADS: HATE 'EM, LOVE 'EM, NEED 'EM;" Tour the historic steam locomotive, GT 5632, see the historic gate tower. Free bounce house for children under 8 years old, NRMI Express free trackless train rides and more. 

11am to 6pm: Chainsaw Carver, Ken Buggia, demonstrating and selling carvings across from the Activity Tent

11am to Close: One Price Carnival Rides by Big Rock Amusements sponsored by the Durand Area Lions Club

1pm: 44th Annual Durand Railroad Days Festival Parade
Lineup begins at 11am at Durand High School

2pm: Cornhole Tournament at D-Railed Bar & Grill

2:45pm: Michigan Stiltwalker, Neil Sauter, performs in the Activity Tent (free)

3pm: KidsQue Check-In

4pm: Cow Bingo at the corner of Main and Railroad Street near the train tracks; Tickets can be purchased from Durand FFA and FFA Alumni, at Blight Propane or on site from 3 to 3:45pm.

4pm: Sawdust Pile Treasure Hunt for kids ages 1 to 10 on Main Street east of Choo-Choo Square

4pm to 5pm: Kathy's School of Dance performance in the Activity Tent

7pm to 11pm: Free teen dance in the Activity Tent

8pm to 11:30pm: Adult comedy night in the Graff Chevrolet of Durand Event Tent.  Adult beverages from Burgdorf Winery and Right Brain Brewery available to purchase.

9pm: Live music by Shiatown at D-Railed Bar & Grill

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Sunday May 19th 2019
9am to 10:30am: Registration for Beautiful Baby Contest in the Activity Tent; $15 per child

10am to 2pm: Rick Toljanick III Cars for Cancer on Clinton Street between Saginaw and the water tower, $25 registration begins at 8:30am

11am: Beautiful Baby Contest

11am to 3pm: Model Train Show at Durand Middle School; Admission $5, Children under 10 years old are free

11am to 5pm: Honoring the Past and Celebrating the Present at Iron Horse Park; Railroad exhibits in the historic Pullman Baggage Car, "RAILROADS: HATE 'EM, LOVE 'EM, NEED 'EM;" Tour the historic steam locomotive, GT 5632, see the historic gate tower.

11am to 5pm: Chainsaw Carver, Ken Buggia, demonstrating and selling carvings across from the Activity Tent

From Noon to 5pm shuttle service to the Depot will be available on the corner of Main & Railroad streets, courtesy of Randy Wise Durand, Durand Mobil and Durand Union Station.  Shuttle will also go to Durand Middle School for Model Train Show.

Noon to 5pm: Durand Union Station open to visitors
Featuring:
• Freight Room Café Open, selling food & snacks
• Lego display by Michigan Lego User Group
• Operation Lifesaver display
• Durand Union Station Model Railroad Engineers display
• Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers presentation; 'Joys of Train Travel'
• Depot Audio Tours available

Noon to 5pm: Grand Trunk Caboose open to the public (Corner of Main & Railroad Street)

Noon to Close: One Price Carnival Rides by Big Rock Amusements sponsored by the Durand Area Lions Club

1pm: Kiddie Tractor Pedal Pull in the Graff Chevrolet of Durand Event Tent

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