The 2016 Schedule of Events

(check back often for updates and/or additions of all things Hog Days)

Leading Up to Hog Days!

Event Place Date/Time Additional Details Contact/Entry Information
29th Annual Little Miss, Junior Miss & World Miss Queen Pageants! Petersen Auditorium at Kewanee High School. Saturday, August 6 @ 2 PM & 4 PM 2 pageants...The Mini-Miss pageant @ 2 PM and the World Miss Pageant @ 4 PM. For more information: 309 852-2175
Hog Capital Barrow Show! Black Hawk East College Agriculture Arena. Wednesday, August 31. 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, email: Hoged@bhc.edu or Craigk@bhc.edu. 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 29th thru Monday, September 5. Women's play from Monday, August 29th thru Friday, September 2nd. $6,000 in prizes! For more info: 309 852-2872
         

All Weekend Long...Friday, September 2 thru Monday, September 5, 2016!

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. Rides require 2-4 tickets. Discounted early bird carnival tickets available at Kewanee banks & the Chamber of Commerce starting July 1. For more information: www.cdacamusements.com.

or call 309 852-2175

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. Sandwich prices determined August 10 and posted here at that time. Background info here
Hog Days Craft Show & Flea Market! West Park in Kewanee, IL.  Saturday/Sunday 8 AM until dusk. Many vendors will also be set up in the park Friday and Monday as well. Allow plenty of browse time. Over 100 vendors take part in this show. For more information: 309 856-6160. 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. Way back machine...here we come! For more information: 309 854-9701 or click here
The Daughters of the American Revolution Open House! 610 Park Row - the north side of West Park. Not open to the general public but group tours are available Hog Days weekend. Tour the very first home ever built in Kewanee. Come see the latest in 1854 decor! Call 309 995-3989 or 309 852-4781 to arrange your tour.
NEW! The Acropolis - The Dark Ruins! 319-329 North Main Street, Kewanee, IL Friday/Saturday 7 PM-Midnight; Sunday 7 PM-10 PM From the creators of Torment at 1200 in Orion, IL, it's the premier of Kewanee's newest haunted attraction.  No, really, you're gonna be scared! For more information: www.tormentwelve.com
         

Friday, September 2, 2016!

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
The NikBeats! Main Stage at the People's National Bank lot, Third & Tremont Streets. 7:30 PM. 60s-70s good time rock n roll, here we come! All stage shows Downtown are free of charge. Bring your own lawn chairs for seating. Background info here
Late Night Stage Entertainment! In the beer garden area behind Cerno's Bar & Grill 10 PM - 1 AM Check Cerno's Facebook page or kewaneehogdays.com/entertainment closer to Hog Days for details.  
         

Saturday, September 5, 2015!

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!) You may buy enough to start your own library! If nothing else, stock up on winter reading material! For more information: 309 852-4505 or http://www.kewaneelibrary.org
The Senior's 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.  
Boss Manufacturing/Excelled Leather LetOut all the stops OutLet Sale! Boss Community Center, 120 South Chestnut Street, downtown Kewanee 7 AM-11 AM (or so!) Outlet sale prices on top quality merchandise. Two floors of merchandise! People will be standing in line waiting to get in when the doors open at 7 AM.  
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, homemade baked goods & more. Stop drooling, just GO! For more information: 309 852-2175
40th 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 10 AM-until dusk. ONE DAY ONLY! $35 per ride.  Bring your camera and become your own drone! 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. Nelson Enterprises will also be providing rides at the 45th Annual Homestead Festival in Princeton, IL the weekend following Hog Fest, September 9-11.
Ryan's Round Barn Tours! Johnson's Sauk Trail State Park 4 miles north of Kewanee 11 AM - 4 PM 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.
Bunker Hill Church before the parade carnival! 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, 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.
Shindig! Main Stage at the People's National Bank lot, Third & Tremont Streets. 7:30 PM Remember the BIG 89 and Super CFL? Then you're gonna LOVE Shindig! All stage shows Downtown are free of charge. Bring your own lawn chairs for seating.

Background info here 

Late Night Stage Entertainment! In the beer garden area behind Cerno's Bar & Grill 10 PM - 1 AM Check Cerno's Facebook page or kewaneehogdays.com/entertainment closer to Hog Days for details.  
         

Sunday, September 4, 2016!

Event Place Date/Time Additional Details Contact/Entry Information
Tour of Hog Heaven Fitness Ride! The YMCA on West First Street 7 AM 28, 53 and 64 mile bike ride competitions. Prizes awarded. Or bike just for the health of it! For more information: www.kewaneeymca.org. Entry form here
Hog Days Co-ed Softball Tournament! Windmont Park in Kewanee, IL 8 AM (continues all day Sunday only) Get signed up now! For more information: 309 525-0115.

Entry form here

The Hog Wallow Classic! Chautauqua Park on the west side of Kewanee 8 AM Sunday (continues all day Sunday and wraps up on Monday) It's wall to wall mud with some volleyball thrown in just for fun! Now you can get the REAL dirt on Hog Days...and where it too! Background info here

 Entry form here

47th 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
Garden Tractor Pull! Held at Galva Memorial Track 10 miles southwest of Kewanee in Galva, IL 1 PM (rain date is Monday, September 5 at 1 PM) Hosted by the Galva/Tri-County  Pullers Club.  More at their Facebook page or call: 309 883-4234  
The Grass Attack! Main Stage at the People's National Bank lot, Third & Tremont Streets. 4 PM. We need some down home bluegrass music and song! All stage shows Downtown are free of charge. Bring your own lawn chairs for seating. Background info here
   
Billy Croft & The 5 Alarm! 7:30 PM. It's current country's finest music!
Late Night Stage Entertainment! In the beer garden area behind Cerno's Bar & Grill 10 PM - 1 AM Check Cerno's Facebook page or kewaneehogdays.com/entertainment closer to Hog Days for details.  
         

Monday, September 5, 2016!

Event Place Date/Time Additional Details Contact/Entry Information
43nd 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: 309 852-3979
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, all designed for kids, all running concurrently AND all KID Time events are free! Background info here
End of Hog Days Sidewalk Sale! Green space @ 3rd & Tremont Streets 4 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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