Depot Day 2014 in Historic Wallace Idaho

Depot Day 2014

May 10th is the date, downtown Wallace is the place, and the 29th 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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For more details, see these PDF files. If you still have questions, you may call (208) 752-0111.

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 using special bricks brought from China as ballast originally destined for a huge hotel in Tacoma, Washington.

There will be drawings for several prizes. The Grand Prize will again be an original Hal Payne wall hanging composed in part with 3 Troy ounces of silver, copper and other metals. Second prize is a $75 gift certificate at the Idaho Silver Shop, and the third prize is a collection of auto accessories.

  • Registration for cars is between 7:00 and 11:00 AM
  • Judging starts at 11:00 AM
  • Fee is $15 or $25 with T-shirt
  • Trophies and raffle winners will be awarded at 3:15 PM at the gazebo
  • Qualify to win $100 raffle with pre-registration
  • Studebaker Class added    new class

Also this year we have

  • Dinner Dance Friday Night with "Elvis" at the Nite Rock Event Center ... call (208)512-3965 for info
  • Kiwanis Breakfast 7-11 AM at the Wallace Elks
  • Beer Garden with Wallace Micro Brews
  • Live Bluegrass Music with Brown's Mountain Boys beginning at 11 AM at the Gazebo
  • The Brat Boys selling brats and sausages
  • Model Railroad display at Avista office on Sixth St.
Depot Day 2014 in historic Wallace Idaho

NEW in 2014
screening of Dante's Peak at the Melodrama


2012 DEPOT DAY RESULTS click to see Depot Day 2012

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 >Wallace Arts Center, which was the center of the town's artistic community for many years.

Twenty 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 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 folk music at the gazebo.

In 2014, we will hold our fourth annual Accordion Festival on August 8 - 10, and our THIRD ANNUAL WALLACE BLUES FESTIVAL on July 11 - 13!

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