2015 Hog Days Schedule of Events!

Leading Up to Hog Days!

Event Place Date/Time Additional Details Contact/Entry Information
28th Annual Little Miss, Junior Miss & World Miss Queen Pageants! Petersen Auditorium at Kewanee High School. Saturday, August 1 @ 2 PM $5 Admission fee for all 3 pageants.  $5 full color souvenir program books. For more information: 309 852-2175
Hog Capital Barrow Show! Black Hawk East College Agriculture Arena. Wednesday, September 2. 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
71st Annual Men's Baker Park Golf Tournament and the 42nd Annual Women's Baker Park Golf Tournament! Baker Park in Kewanee Men's play from Monday, August 31st thru Monday, September 7. Women's play from Monday, August 31st thru Friday, September 4th. $6,000 in prizes! For more info: 309 852-2872 or click here for a general information sheet
         

All Weekend Long...Friday, September 4 thru Monday, September 7, 2015!

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! On 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 12 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; Monday 8 AM until 4 PM. 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. Everything "old" RULES here! 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 private tours are available. 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.
The Kewanee A's Dunk Tank Fund Raiser! The Station House Restaurant parking lot Saturday 10 AM - 9 PM (with a break while the parade is going on), Sunday 1 PM - 9 PM and Monday 10 AM - 2 PM A bunch of normally dry people are about to take 1 for the team and get all wet! Proceeds will go to support the 11 and under Kewanee A's Baseball team. For more information contact Shaun Gruszeczka.
         

Friday, September 4, 2015!

Event Place Date/Time Additional Details Contact/Entry Information
Missy Vail Live! Main Stage at the People's National Bank lot, Third & Tremont Streets. 7:30 PM All stage shows Downtown are free of charge. Bring your own lawn chairs for seating. Background info here
         

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!) And no one will be shhh-ing you while you browse! 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.  
39th 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 get a bird's-eye view of your house, your neighborhood, Hog Days...EVERYTHING! Part of the proceeds go to local schools. Nelson Enterprises will also be providing rides at the 44th Annual Homestead Festival in Princeton, IL the weekend following Hog Fest, September 11-13.
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.
Family Carnival! Hill Church 107 North Main Street, Kewanee, IL 1 PM - 5 PM Games, Crafts and Snacks!  
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.
The Hog Days Parade Encore!

The Metro Youth Group!

Main Stage at the People's National Bank lot, Third & Tremont Streets. 4 PM. (time approximate based on parade end time) This year the ever popular Rock Island Metro Youth Group, 1 of the groups marching in the Hog Days Parade, will be performing additional numbers in a special after parade concert. All stage shows Downtown are free of charge. Bring your own lawn chairs for seating.

Background info here

Hog City Entertainment & WLLR Present: Montgomery Gentry, Craig Morgan, Dexter Roberts and Gloriana! Baker Park - Cambridge Road in Kewanee, IL 5 PM This is a paid event and not part of the free shows on the stage Downtown. Ticket & other information is available on Hog City Entertainment's Facebook page.
Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets! Main Stage at the People's National Bank lot, Third & Tremont Streets. 7:30 PM   All stage shows Downtown are free of charge. Bring your own lawn chairs for seating.

Background info here 

         

Sunday, September 6, 2015!

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! We dare you to wear white! Background info here

 Entry form here

Shaun Hays - Chicago Chalk Champ! 2nd & Tremont Streets at Breedlove's Sporting Goods corner (1 day only) Drawing begins at 10 AM. Photo opts available around 2 PM.  Bring on the Hog Days 3D chalk art! More info on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Shaun.Hays.Fans
Barnyard Discoveries...We Bring the Farm Experience to You! 2nd & Tremont Streets in Kewanee, IL. OMG, there's a barn in the middle of 2nd St! 11 AM - 7 PM (1 day only on Sunday) From miniature horses to roosters with attitude, come meet your farm friends up close and personal! Great entertainment for youngsters (and the rest of us too!) More information: barnyarddiscoveries.com
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 7 at 1 PM) Hosted by the Galva/Tri-County  Pullers Club.  More at their Facebook page or call: 309 883-4234  
Diane Nalley & The Blue Wings! Main Stage at the People's National Bank lot, Third & Tremont Streets. 1 PM All stage shows Downtown are free of charge. Bring your own lawn chairs for seating. Background info here
Blend! 3 PM
The Bluz Brothers! 7:30 PM
         

Monday, September 7, 2015!

Event Place Date/Time Additional Details Contact/Entry Information
42nd 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
Shindig! Main Stage at the People's National Bank lot, Third & Tremont Streets. 1 PM All stage shows Downtown are free of charge. Bring your own lawn chairs for seating. 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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