Is the 2020 fair cancelled?
Yes. Due to future uncertainties of the coronavirus pandemic, the future well-being of the fair, and the safety and health of our artists, volunteers, fair attendees, and the citizens of Jo Daviess County, the 2020 Galena Country Fair has been cancelled. (Read the full statement here.)
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. (Columbus Day is always the second Monday of October.)
Is there a fee to attend the fair?
The suggested donation at the gate is $2. Galena Country Fair is a volunteer-organized event. Event proceeds are returned to the community through grants and donations to not-for-profit organizations from throughout Jo Daviess County. All donations are appreciated.
Are dogs allowed in the park?
We love Fido just as much as the next person; however, please leave your pets at home for this event. Only individually-trained Service Dogs that are trained to work or perform tasks may be in Grant Park during this event. Emotional support animals are not recognized as service dogs by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We appreciate your cooperation.
What happens if there is inclement weather?
The fair is held rain or shine. There is no rain date or alternate indoor site. History has shown that Galena Country Fair customers are a hearty and loyal group.
Are there ATMs in the park?
Yes! There are two ATMs in the park the weekend of the fair. One is located near the Information Tent and the other is located near the Country Bake Shop.
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 direction from the intersection of Highway 20 and Bouthillier Street towards the paid lot.
Is 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 at the Old Train Depot building's parking lot at 101 Bouthillier Street (corner of Park Avenue and Bouthillier Street). All traffic flows in one direction from the intersection of Highway 20 down Bouthillier Street. At the intersection of Bouthillier Street and Park Avenue show the traffic/parking individual your accessible parking permit and, if any spots are available, you will be directed towards the accessible parking area. Note: accessible parking is no longer available on Johnson Street.
Is there a fee to park?
Free all day parking is available at three 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 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.
Is there a Lost & Found?
Yes! Stop by the Information Tent near the Gazebo Garden to inquire about lost items.