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  • Oct. 7-8, 2017
  • Oct. 6-7, 2018
  • Oct. 12-13, 2019

   

Event FAQs

Where is the fair?
Galena Country Fair is held in picturesque Grant Park at 625 Park Ave in Galena, Illinois.



When is the fair?
Galena Country Fair is held every year on Columbus Day Weekend.



Is there a fee to attend the fair?
The suggested donation at the gate is $2. Galena Country Fair is organized by volunteers. Event proceeds are shared with not-for-profit organizations from throughout Jo Daviess County. Additional monies are given away via a grant program to not-for-profits. All donations are appreciated.



Are dogs allowed in the park?
Dogs are restricted in Grant Park during the hours of Galena Country Fair. Service Dogs for persons with disabilities will be permitted when accompanying their owners.



Can I drive to Grant Park?
Vehicle access to Grant Park is altered slightly on Galena Country Fair weekend. The intersection of Park Avenue and Highway 20 is closed. Whether approaching the Galena area from the east or west on Highway 20, look for signs directing vehicles to the paid parking lot. Traffic flows in one directon from the intersection of Highway 20 and Bouthillier Street towards the paid lot.



remote parking and shuttle informationIs there parking at the Old Train Depot?
Paid parking is available in the City of Galena's parking lot (91 Bouthillier St.) located on the eastside of the Galena River near the Old Train Depot. Vehicles may access the paid parking lot from the intersection of Highway 20 and Bouthillier Street. Traffic flows in one direction on Bouthillier Street and has direct access to the paid lot.



Where is accessible parking?
A very limited number of accessible parking spots are located on Johnson Street at the southwest corner of Grant Park. All traffic flows in one direction from the intersection of Highway 20 and Bouthillier Street. At the end of Bouthillier Street turn right onto Park Avenue. The accessible parking spots are located on Johnson Street at the southwest corner of Grant Park.



Is there a fee to park?
Free all day parking is available at the remote parking lots. There is limited paid parking available at the City of Galena's parking lot (91 Bouthillier St.) located near the Old Train Depot. Vehicles may access the paid parking lot from the intersection of Highway 20 and Bouthillier Street. All traffic flows in one direction towards the paid lot.



Where are the remote parking lots?
How often do shuttles run?
Where do shuttles load / unload?

Visit the a parking & shuttle page for a remote parking map and detailed shuttle information.



Where are the bathrooms located?
Portable restrooms are located at the southwest and northeast ends of Grant Park. An accessible portable restroom is located near Johnson Street and on the opposite side of the park near the large pavilion.

Permanent public restrooms are located in downtown Galena at Galena City Hall, 101 Green St., and Hello Galena!, 121 N. Commerce St.

 

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