Depot Day 2013 in Historic Wallace Idaho

Depot Day 2013 Dash Plaque

May 11th is the date, downtown Wallace is the place, and the 28th 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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2012 DEPOT DAY RESULTS click to see Depot Day 2012
click to open Depot Day 2013 PDF poster in a separate window
click to open Depot Day 2013 PDF poster in a separate window
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 4 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 ($15) in various categories will be between 7:00 and 11:00 PM new time. Trophies and raffle winners will be awarded at 2:45 PM new time. Qualify to win $100 raffle with pre-registration.

    Also this year we have
  • Kiwanis Breakfast 7-11 AM at Wallace Elks on Cedar Street
  • Beer Garden with Wallace Micro Brews
  • Live Music with Anita Royce and the High Rollers beginning at 11 AM at the Gazebo.

Depot Day 2013 in historic Wallace Idaho
Depot Day 2013 in historic Wallace Idaho 7th Annual Pre-Depot Day Dinner Dance

This time it will be at Elks Lodge 331, 419 Cedar Street, with music by Anita Royce and the High Rollers

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.
Depot Day 2013 T-shirt design
Depot Day 2013 T-shirt design

Shirts available at registration and at the Depot Museum for $15

John Harwood Photography John Harwood Photography
will be at Depot Day 2013 capturing the event with his unique style


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.

Nineteen years later, the function of the Arts Center has been replaced in part by the Sixth Street Gallery, and 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.

Nineteen 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 2013, we will hold our third annual Accordion Festival on August 9 - 11, and our SECOND ANNUAL WALLACE BLUES FESTIVAL on July 12 - 13!

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