Durand Railroad Days Festival Schedule of Events

 

2021 Schedule of Events

  NO COW BINGO THIS YEAR-Due to last minute CANCELLATION!!! PLEASE DISREGARD BOOKLET!!!  

THURSDAY, May 13, 2021

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

FRIDAY, May 14, 2021

   

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

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

3:30 p.m. Registration for the Third 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. Third Annual Rick Taljonick III Cars for Cancer car show-on Clinton Street between Saginaw Street and the Water Tower begins

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

6 p.m. Award Ceremony Honoring the 2020/2021 Railroad Person of the Year, Stan Dungerow-Durand Union Station ballroom-Open to the Public

7 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday 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 FRIDAY


7 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday 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.
 

ACTIVITY TENT SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY


No Activities Scheduled
 

SATURDAY, May 15, 2021


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

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

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

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. Honoring the Past and Celebrating the Present-Iron Horse Park. Railroad exhibits in the Pullman Baggage Car-Theme “The Ties that Bind Us”; 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. 2021 ANNUAL RAILROAD DAYS PARADE
Line up at 11 a.m. at the Durand High School parking lot

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 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 Treasure Hunt. Main Street east of Choo Choo Square(in front of the Activity Tent). FREE. Sponsored by Acker Insurance Agency of Durand.

4 p.m. Cow Bingo - Canceled

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

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


3 p.m. Kids Que BBQ-check in

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

4 p.m. Kids Que-cooking begins

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

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.
 

ACTIVITY TENT SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY


Sponsored By: ROWE Professional Services Company


2:45 p.m. Michigan Stiltwalker, Neil Sauter, performs-puppet show, lessons,etc.

4 p.m. Treasure Hunt on Main St. just east of Choo-Choo Square (in front of the Activity Tent)-FREE

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

SUNDAY, May 16, 2021


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.-5 p.m. Honoring the Past and Celebrating the Present- Iron Horse Park. Railroad exhibits in the Pullman Baggage Car-Theme "RAILROADS: HATE 'EM, LOVE 'EM, NEED 'EM; Tour Engine 5632; see the gate tower; 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

Noon-5 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!!!

 

GRAFF CHEVROLET OF DURAND EVENT TENT FOR SUNDAY


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

 

ACTIVITY TENT SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY


Sponsored By: ROWE Professional Services Company


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

   
Social distancing practices are followed by all vendors and are to be followed by the public. This includes the wearing of masks and remaining socially distanced as directed by the State of Michigan.
 
 

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