Durand Railroad Days Festival Schedule of Events

 

2022 Schedule of Events

 

THURSDAY, May 12, 2022

 
9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Used book sale at the Durand Memorial Library.

1 p.m.-5 p.m. Depot - Open to Visitors.

3 p.m.-11 p.m. Carnival rides by Elliott's Amusements sponsored by Durand Area Lions Club. Wristband price for this session is $20

5 p.m.-11 p.m. Randy Wise Vendor Square - Food vendors only open for business.

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 13, 2022

   

9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Used book sale at the Durand Memorial Library.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Depot-open to visitors- see booklet article for more detail

2 p.m.-11 p.m. Randy Wise Vendor Square Open for Business.

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

3 p.m.-11 p.m. Carnival rides by Elliott’s Amusements sponsored by Durand Area Lions Club. Wristband price for this session is $20.

3:30 p.m. Registration for the Fourth Annual Rick Taljonick III Cars for Cancer car show-on Clinton Street between Saginaw Street and the Water Tower-$25 per entry

5 p.m.-9 p.m. Fourth Annual Rick Taljonick III Cars for Cancer car show-on Clinton Street between Saginaw Street and the Water Tower begins.

5 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Easy-Bake Off Registration.

6 p.m. Award Ceremony Honoring the 2022 Railroad Person of the Year, **-Durand Union Station ballroom-Open to the Public.

6 p.m. Easy-Bake Off Baking Begins.

6 p.m. Trivia Contest-Graff Chevrolet of Durand Event Tent- Door's open at 6 p.m.; contest begins at 7 p.m. Adult beverages from Burgdorf Winery and Right Brain Brewery will be available for purchase as well as soft drinks and bottled water (no outside beverages or food allowed). See the article in the booklet for more details. Cost is $10/person-see article for details.

7 p.m. Easy-Bake Off Judging Begins.

7 p.m. Trivia Contest Begins
 


GRAFF CHEVROLET OF DURAND EVENT TENT FOR FRIDAY


6 p.m. Trivia Contest-Graff Chevrolet of Durand Event Tent- Door's open at 6 p.m.; contest begins at 7 p.m. Adult beverages from Burgdorf Winery and Right Brain Brewery will be available for purchase as well as soft drinks and bottled water (no outside beverages or food allowed). See the article in the booklet for more details. Cost is $10/person-see article for details.

7 p.m. Trivia Contest Begins

ROWE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ACTIVITY TENT SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY


5 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Easy-Bake Off registration begins. Sponsored by Coldwell Banker Professionals, Joann Taljonick, REALTOR.

6 p.m. Easy-Bake Off begins.

7 p.m. Easy Bake-Off judging begins.

SATURDAY, May 14, 2022


8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Knights of Columbus breakfast in the lower level of St. Mary’s Catholic Church-see article for details

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

9:30 a.m. Rib Burn mandatory cooks meeting

9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Used book sale at the Durand Memorial Library.(Closed during the Parade).

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Depot-Open to visitors-see booklet for details


10 a.m.-11 p.m. Randy Wise Vendors Square open for business..

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-Graff Event Tent (invitation only)

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebration of Railroading in Iron Horse Park: Railroad exhibits in the Pullman Baggage Car-Theme “The First Tiny Houses: Railroad Style”; tour Engine 5632; see the gate tower; surprises and refreshments-all events are FREE-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.-11 p.m. Carnival rides by Elliott's Amusements sponsored by the Durand Area Lions Club. Wristband price for the entire session is $25.

1 p.m. 2022 ANNUAL RAILROAD DAYS PARADE
Line up at 11 a.m. at the Durand High School parking lot

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

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

2:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Pillowcase Tie Dye-Rowe Professional Services Company Event Tent-children only-FREE. Sponsored by 3 Black Bird Creations.

2:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Gem and Fossil Hunting-Rowe Professional Services Company Event Tent-children only-FREE. Sponsored by Main Street Rocks in Durand.

3 p.m. KidsQue-check in-Sponsored by Graff Chevrolet of Durand, the Mid-Michigan Chevrolet Dealers and Durand Meat Processing- see article for details

3:30 p.m. Mandatory Kids Que cooks meeting

4 p.m. Kids Que grilling begins

4 p.m. Railroad Days Annual Sawdust Pile Treasure Hunt. Main Street east of Choo Choo Square (in front of the Activity Tent). FREE. Sponsored by Acker Insurance Agency of Durand and XYZ Landscape Supply.

4 p.m. Cow Bingo - see article for details.

4:30 p.m. Rib Burn turn in time

5 p.m. Magic show by Ray Champion in the Activity Tent-FREE

5 p.m. Kids Que turn in time

5:30 p.m. Treasures Along the Rail-Iron Horse Park-ceremony to dedicate newly renovated Gate Tower.

7 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday night out with Ray Champion. Music for adults in the Graff Chevrolet of Durand Event Tent. Must be 21 years of age or older. Adult beverages from Burgdorf Winery and Right Brain Brewery will be available for purchase as well as soft drinks and bottled water (no outside beverages or food allowed). No entry fee. See the article in the booklet for more details.
 

GRAFF CHEVROLET OF DURAND EVENT TENT FOR SATURDAY


9:30 a.m. Rib Burn mandatory cooks meeting

3 p.m. Kids Que BBQ Contest-check in. Sponsored by Graff Chevrolet of Durand, the Mid-Michigan Chevrolet Dealers and Durand Meat Processing.

3:30 p.m. Kids Que-mandatory meeting

4 p.m. Kids Que-cooking begins

4:30 p.m. Rib Burn turn in time

5 p.m. Kids Que turn in time

7 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday night out with Ray Champion. Music for adults in the Graff Chevrolet of Durand Event Tent. Must be 21 years of age or older. Light music. Adult beverages from Burgdorf Winery and Right Brain Brewery will be available for purchase as well as soft drinks and bottled water (no outside beverages or food allowed). No entry fee. See the article in the booklet for more details.
 

ROWE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ACTIVITY TENT SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY


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

2:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Pillowcase Tie Dye-children only-FREE. Sponsored by 3 Black Bird Creations.

2:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Gem and Fossil Hunting-children only-FREE. Sponsored by Main Street Rocks.

4 p.m. Railroad Days Annual Sawdust Pile Treasure Hunt. Main Street east of Choo Choo Square (in front of the Rowe Professional Services Company Activity Tent)-FREE. Sponsored by Acker Insurance Agency of Durand and XYZ Landscape Supply.

5 p.m. Magic Show by The Amazing Champion-FREE
 

SUNDAY, May 15, 2022


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

11 a.m. Beautiful Baby Contest begins

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Model Train Show at the Middle School-see article for details.

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebration of Railroading in Iron Horse Park: Railroad exhibits in the Pullman Baggage Car-Theme “The First Tiny Houses: Railroad Style”; tour Engine 5632; see the gate tower; surprises and refreshments-all events are FREE-see article for more details.

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

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Randy Wise Vendors Square open for business.

Noon-6 p.m. Carnival rides by Elliott's 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!!!

1 p.m.-5 p.m. Depot-Open to visitors.

 

GRAFF CHEVROLET OF DURAND EVENT TENT FOR SUNDAY


1 p.m. Kiddie Tractor Pull-see article for details

 

ROWE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ACTIVITY TENT SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY


9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Registration for the Beautiful Baby Contest-$15/child- Sponsored by PFCU and A&R Portraits

11 a.m. Beautiful Baby Contest begins

*Weather and participation permitting.
*Some vendors may close at dark due to lighting constraints, but some will be open until the carnival close.
   
Social distancing practices are encouraged as directed by the State of Michigan.
 
 

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