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This is the RAILROAD DAYS INFO DEPOT powered by BLIGHT PROPANE.

We've put everything you need to know about Durand Railroad Days on this super convenient, mobile-friendly page.  This is a free service of Durand Now.

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Railroad Days 2018

May 17, 18, 19 and 20th

WEEKEND FORECAST
Saturday May 19th
Showers, Hi 66

Sunday May 20th
Showers, Hi 70


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Weekend Schedule

Thursday May 17th 2018
6am to 8am: Free Ride Thursday Morning for junior high and high school 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: Haley Zdunic, Miss Railroad Days; Madison Pellman, Attendant.  Front row: Princess Na'Kia Tate; Prince Ricky Taljonick

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Friday May 18th 2018
9:30 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

Noon-5pm: "Treasures Along the Rail" Art & Architecture self-guided tour presented by National Railroad Memorial, Inc. 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 2018 Railroad Person of the Year, Jerry Chapman, in the Grand Ballroom of Durand Union Station (Public Welcome)

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

7pm: NEW!!  Free movie night in the Activity Tent, showing '587-The Great Train Robbery'

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

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MIDWAY/ONE PRICE RIDES

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

Friday May 18th: 5pm-Close ($20 Wristband)

Saturday May 19th: 11am-Close ($25 Wristband)

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

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Saturday May 19th 2018
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 Graff Chevrolet of Durand 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
Operation LifeSaver Display
-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' 

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: National Railroad Memorial, Inc. (NRMI) presents railroad exhibits in the historic Pullman Baggage Car. Tour the historic steam locomotive, GT 5632, see the historic gate tower. Free bounce house for children under 8 years old & 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: 43rd Annual Durand Railroad Days Festival Parade
Lineup begins at 11am at Durand High School

2pm: Ice Cream Social in the Activity Tent (while supplies last)

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 karaoke night in the Graff Chevrolet of Durand Event Tent.  Adult beverages from Burgdorf Winery and Right Brain Brewery available to purchase.

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Sunday May 20th 2018
9am to 10:30am: Registration for Beautiful Baby Contest in the Activity Tent; $15 per child

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: National Railroad Memorial, Inc. (NRMI) presents railroad exhibits in the historic Pullman Baggage Car. Tour the historic steam locomotive, GT 5632, see the historic gate tower. Free bounce house for children under 8 years old and more

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 Graff Chevrolet of Durand and Durand Union Station

Noon to 5pm: Durand Union Station open to visitors
Featuring:
-Freight Room Café Open, selling food & snacks
-NEW!!  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'

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

2pm to 4pm: Durand Church of God presents live Contemporary Christian music in the Activity Tent


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