Depot Day 2017 in Historic Wallace Idaho

May 13th is the date, downtown Wallace is the place, and the 32nd Annual Northern Pacific Depot Railroad Museum Festival and Classic Car Show is the event. Depot Day has evolved into a major festival for Wallace, as it celebrates the coming of spring, America's favorite mode of transportation, the automobile, and the nostalgia of the railroads that helped make Wallace "The Silver Capital of the World."

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2017 Car Show Registration Form
Beautifully restored classic cars will fill the "closed-to-traffic" streets in historic Wallace, where there will also be the music at the Gazebo, lots of activities for kids on the Depot lawn, various ethnic and traditional food booths, and a model train exhibit. The Depot was built in 1902.
first prize for 2017 Depot Day T-shirt for 2017 Depot Day
There will be raffle drawings for several prizes.
  • 1st prize: 9 Troy ounces of .999 fine silver rounds and bars beautifully framed around original art by Wallace native Gretchen Ehrsam, $500 value.
  • 2nd prize: $75 gift certificate from Idaho Silver Shop
  • Registration for cars is between 7:00 and 11:00 AM
  • Judging starts at 11:00 AM
  • Fee is $15 or $25 with grey T-shirt with backside art as shown
  • Trophies and raffle winners will be awarded at 3:15 PM at the gazebo
  • Qualify to win $100 raffle with pre-registration
  • Kiwanis Breakfast 7-11 AM at the Wallace Elks
  • Beer Garden with two Wallace Micro Brews
  • Live Music with One Gun and the Longshots beginning at 11 AM at the Gazebo
  • The Brat Boys selling brats and sausages
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2012 DEPOT DAY RESULTS click to see Depot Day 2012

2016 Depot Day photos
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The original 4320x3240 pixel photos are available upon request.

Depot Day 1994
The Northern Pacific Depot was moved 200 feet to this location in 1986 when Interstate 90 was built over the town, rather than through it. There was no option for the feds because every building in town is on the National Historic Register.
Depot Day 1994
These buff cars are parked in front of the Oasis Bordello Museum, which celebrates the town's bawdy past.

Depot Day 1994
This piece of art is parked in front of the old Eagles Building, which housed the Wallace Arts Center, the center of the town's artistic community for many years.

Twenty-three years later, the Eagles Building now houses the Nite Rock Event Center, as well as the popular Dayrock Bar

Depot Day 1994
The fellow holding the Grand Prize is Dean Cooper, former owner of Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area.

Twenty-three years later, Dean and Jill are the proud owners of the 1313 Club Bar and Grill.

Depot Day 1994
These merchants and many others work to make doing business in Wallace fun all year long.

Depot Day 1994
Wallace festivals have always been known for a wide variety of music at the gazebo.

In 2017, we will hold our Seventh Annual ACCORDION Jubilee on August 11 - 13, and our Sixth Annual HISTORIC WALLACE BLUES FESTIVAL on July 7 - 9!

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