Depot Day 2012 in Historic Wallace Idaho

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May 12th is the date, downtown Wallace is the place, and the 27th 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."

2012 DEPOT DAY RESULTS click to see Depot Day 2012

Depot Day 2012 in historic Wallace Idaho
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, with the Grand Prize being ~9 ounces of 0.999 fine Idaho silver bars, silver wire and ribbon, together with silver "nuggets" beautifully framed to create an outstanding display by Hal Payne. 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 ($15) in various categories will be between 7:00 and 11:00 PM new time. Trophies and raffle winners will be awarded at 3:30 PM new time. Qualify to win $100 raffle with pre-registration.

    Also this year we have
  • Kiwanis Breakfast 7-11 AM
  • Beer Garden with Wallace Micro Brews
  • Live Music with Twisted Bisquit beginning at 11 AM

Depot Day 2012 in historic Wallace Idaho

For more details, see the PDF files below. If you still have questions, you may call (208) 752-0111.

click on the '56 Corvette to see the 2011 trophy winners in all 16 categories and the raffle winners
Click on the '56 Corvette to see the 2011 trophy winners in all 16 categories as well as the raffle winners.

click to open PDF poster in separate window There will be the Dinner Dance at the Eagles on Friday night again this year.

On Saturday night, Cedar Street will stay closed and there will be a street dance with live music between the Brooks Hotel and the Day Rock.

Depot Day 2012 T-shirt design Depot Day 2012 T-shirt design


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, the center of the town's artistic community.

Eighteen years later, the Eagles Building now houses Vintage Games, an eclectic gift shop and 1950's soda fountain. (Silver Pine Mercantile, previously associated with Vintage Games is now located in the White and Bender Building, 520 Bank Street.)

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

Eighteen 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 2012, we will hold our second annual Accordion Festival on August 10 - 11, and our FIRST ANNUAL WALLACE BLUES FESTIVAL on July 13 - 14!

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