Leading Up to Hog Days!

Event Place Date/Time Additional Details Contact/Entry Information
30th Annual Mini Miss, Little Miss, Junior Miss & World Miss Queen Pageants! Petersen Auditorium at Kewanee High School. Saturday, August 5th, 2017. Mini & Little Miss @ 2 PM. Junior & World Miss @ 4:30 PM. Full color programs available. For more information: 309 540-8588 or 309 883-9031.
Hog Capital Barrow Show! Black Hawk East College Agriculture Arena. Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Weigh-ins begin @ 3 PM. Show underway @ 6:30 PM.  Food concession available. THE oldest event of Hog Days! For more information or sign-up, call the college at 309 854-1700. Background info here
72nd Annual Men's Baker Park Golf Tournament and the 43rd Annual Women's Baker Park Golf Tournament! Baker Park in Kewanee Men's play from Monday, August 28th thru Monday, September 4. Women's play from Monday, August 28th thru Friday, September 1st. $6,000 in prizes! For more info: 309 852-2872
3rd Annual Kewanee Ministerial Association "Bless the Weekend/Thank you" Luncheon! 3rd & Tremont Streets @ the carnival ride area. Thursday, August 31st, 2017 Whatever you consider your Source to be, we ask blessings for a safe, happy weekend AND treat the carnival workers & Hog Fest Committee to lunch all at the same time!  
         

All Weekend Long...Friday, September 1 thru Monday, September 4, 2017!

Event Place Date/Time Additional Details Contact/Entry Information
C.D.A.C. Carnival & Concessions! Downtown Kewanee Streets Friday 5 PM-11 PM; Saturday/Sunday 11 AM-10 PM; Monday 11 AM-5 PM. Ride tickets available in a family pack of 20 for $20 or $1.25 per ticket once Festival begins. Rides require 2-4 tickets. Discounted early bird carnival tickets available at Kewanee banks & the Chamber of Commerce starting in late June until August 25th (or earlier if they run out). For more information: www.cdacamusements.com.

or call 309 852-2175 or 309 525-2537

The World's Largest Outdoor Pork Barbecue! Berrien Park (formerly known as the green space at Third & Tremont Streets) in downtown Kewanee. Friday 5 PM-9 PM; Saturday/Sunday 11 AM-9 PM; Monday 11 AM-5 PM (or earlier if we run out!) LONG serving lines at lunch & supper time each day.  PATIENCE needed. Remember, it's all volunteers making this happen. Sandwich prices determined August 9 and posted here at that time. Background info here
Hog Days Flea Market & Craft Show! West Park in Kewanee, IL.  Saturday/Sunday 9 AM until dusk. Many vendors will also be set up in the park Friday and Monday as well. Hog Days butterfly chops & sandwiches cooked & served in the park Saturday and Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM For more information: 309 883-4183 or email:  janie@kewaneehogdays.com.
Kewanee Historical Society's Robert & Marcella Richards Museum! 211 North Chestnut Street in downtown Kewanee. Saturday/Sunday/Monday 10 AM-5 PM. How good WERE the "good ol' days?" Come find out! For more information: 309 854-9701 or click here
         

Friday, September 1, 2017!

Event Place Date/Time Additional Details Contact/Entry Information
Visitation Alumni & Guests Hog Days Reunion! Visitation School Gymnasium 7 PM-10 PM   Visitation School: 309 856-7451
Live Concert - KayAmBe! Main Stage at the People's National Bank lot, Third & Tremont Streets. 7:30 PM. Local group with a broad-base appeal of music from the 70s to today. All stage shows Downtown are free of charge. Bring your own lawn chairs for seating. Background info here
Hog Days Late Night! In the beer garden area behind the Main stage. 10 PM - 1 AM Check Cerno's Bar & Grille Facebook page  closer to Hog Days for details.  
         

Saturday, September 2, 2017!

Event Place Date/Time Additional Details Contact/Entry Information
Kewanee Public Library Book Sale! Johnson Appliance lot at First and Chestnut Streets 7 AM-11 AM (or so!) We can't keep them all, so we're sharing with you! For more information: 309 852-4505 or http://www.kewaneelibrary.org
The Senior Citizen's Hog Days  Breakfast! Senior Center at 200 E. South Street,  Kewanee - across from Wal Mart 7 AM-10 AM Enjoy some fantastic food and help the senior citizens center all at the same time! $5 suggested donation. For more information: 309 853-8831.
Masonic Lodge Pancake Breakfast! Lodge building at 112 South Chestnut Street, downtown Kewanee 7 AM-10:30 AM Adults $6; children $3.  
The Hog Days Farmer's Market! Johnson Appliance lot at First and Chestnut Streets 7 AM-11 AM (or so!) Farm fresh fruits and veggies + lots of  homemade pies, cakes & cookies...Oh my! For more information: 309 852-2175
41st Annual Hog Days Stampede & Fitness Run! The YMCA on West First Street 8 AM-4 mile fitness run

9:30 AM-kids 7 & under fun run

9:45 AM-1 mile run

Free drinks and light energy snacks along & at the end of the race route. Competitive for those wanting prizes; healthy for those just wanting to walk/stroll/jog the course. For more information: 309 852-2175 or click here

Nelson Enterprises Helicopter Rides!

Green space immediately west of the Station House Restaurant on West Third Street, downtown Kewanee 12 noon-until dusk. ONE DAY ONLY! $35 per ride.  Bring your camera and get a bird's-eye view of your house, your neighborhood, Hog Days...EVERYTHING! Part of the proceeds of each ride fee go to local schools. Who needs a drone. We have YOU! Nelson Enterprises will also be providing rides at the 46th Annual Homestead Festival in Princeton, IL the weekend following Hog Fest, September 8-10.
The Daughters of the American Revolution Open House! 610 Park Row - the north side of West Park. Saturday ONLY from 10 AM until 2 PM Tour the very first home ever built in Kewanee. Butter churn, here we come! For more info: call 309 995-3989 or 309 852-4781.
Ryan's Round Barn Tours! Johnson's Sauk Trail State Park 4 miles north of Kewanee on Rte 78 11 AM - 4 PM on Saturday 1 of the biggest round barns in America. No corners for the devil to hide! Farm antiques on display too. For more information: 309 721-0305. Over 80' tall.  It's HUGE! Come see & take pictures.
Clown Around Kids Carnival! Hill Church, 107 North Main Street in downtown Kewanee 12 noon - 2 PM Let the kids burn off some energy before the parade begins! Games, snacks, prizes...even a bouncy house...ALL inside! For more information: Hill Church, 107 North Main St, Kewanee, IL
The Hog Days Parade! Begins at East & 2nd Streets, moves west on 2nd Street to Main Street, south on Main Street to Central Boulevard and west on Central Boulevard to Grove Street where the parade ends. 2 PM Bring your lawn chairs for seating anywhere along the parade route. For more information: 309 852-2175. Entry form here or www.kewanee-il.com.
Live Concert - The United States Marine Corp Band! Main Stage at the People's National Bank lot, Third & Tremont Streets. 5:30 PM The precision, the perfection is gonna blow you away! All stage shows Downtown are free of charge. Bring your own lawn chairs for seating.

Background info here

Live Concert - The Neverly Brothers! Main Stage at the People's National Bank lot, Third & Tremont Streets. 7:30 PM From Chicago, this well known group lasers in on 60s thru 80s good time rock n roll. Grab your Nehru jacket & come on down! All stage shows Downtown are free of charge. Bring your own lawn chairs for seating.

Background info here 

Hog Days Late Night! In the beer garden area behind the Main stage. 10 PM - 1 AM Check Cerno's Bar & Grille Facebook page closer to Hog Days for details.  
         

Sunday, September 3, 2017!

Event Place Date/Time Additional Details Contact/Entry Information
The 32nd YMCA Tour of Hog Heaven Bike Fitness Ride! In front of the YMCA on West First Street 7 AM 28, 53 and 64 mile bike ride competitions. Prizes awarded. Or just leisurely ride for fun and Zen out! For more information: www.kewaneeymca.org. Entry form here
The 33rd Hog Wallow Mud Volleyball Classic! Chautauqua Park on the west side of Kewanee (corner of Dodge & Dewey Streets). 8 AM Sunday (continues all day Sunday and wraps up on Monday) It's time to get down & dirty! And maybe play a little volleyball too. Now you can get the REAL dirt on Hog Days...and wear it too! Background info here

Entry form here

49th Annual Ray Behnke Model T and Model A Road Rally! Midland Plaza in Kewanee (across the street from Menard's) 11:30 AM An exhibit of all the cars will be held in front of the Elk's Club in the 100 block of  North Tremont Street immediately following the rally (approximately 4 PM). Background info here

Entry form here

Garden Tractor Pull! Held at Galva Memorial Track 10 miles southwest of Kewanee in Galva, IL 1 PM (rain date is Monday, September 4 at 1 PM) Hosted by the Galva/Tri-County  Pullers Club.  More at their Facebook page or call: 309 525-3581  
Live Concert - River City 6! Main Stage at the People's National Bank lot, Third & Tremont Streets. 3 PM. We need some relaxing oldies & Jazz right now! All stage shows Downtown are free of charge. Bring your own lawn chairs for seating. Background info here
Live Concert - Hillbilly Rock Starz! 7:30 PM. Chicago Country Super Group!
Hog Days Late Night! In the beer garden area behind the Main stage 10 PM - 1 AM Check Cerno's Bar & Grille Facebook page closer to Hog Days for details.  
         

Monday, September 4, 2017!

Event Place Date/Time Additional Details Contact/Entry Information
44th Annual Fly-in/Drive-in Pancake Breakfast! Kewanee Municipal Airport 7 AM-11 AM (or so!) Hosted by the Kewanee Community Volunteer Fire Department. A grilling prize package will be given away. Hose down that hunger here! Adults $5; kids under 5 eat free. For more information: 309 525 4340
Welcome to the KID Time! In & around the Main Stage at the People's National Bank lot, Third & Tremont Streets. 11 AM thru 3 PM Numerous events, acts & exhibits...all designed for kids, all running concurrently AND all KID Time events are free! Background info here
Glenview Middle School Mariachi Band! At the food tent on the green space (Barrien Park) 11 AM to 1 PM Their mission: to bring cultures together one note at a time! Background info here
End of Hog Days Sidewalk Sale! Green space (Barrien Park) @ 3rd & Tremont Streets 4 PM to 4:30 PM Any leftover uncooked chops & patties sold by the case at cost! Cash or checks (with id) accepted.
         

All events are subject to change. Check with contact names & numbers in far right column for any last minute changes. Or check our Facebook page or join us on Twitter for last minute information tweeted directly to you. For a printed copy of this schedule, click here

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