On July 3 and 4 the railsplitters will be in Springfield as part of
the state capital's Fourth of July celebration. On Friday they will
be at the Miller House Lot in the Lincoln Home District from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. and at the corner of Sixth and Monroe from 5 p.m. to dark.
Saturday they will be splitting at the Miller House Lot from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. as well as the corner of Sixth and Monroe from 11 a.m. to
dark. They will split approximately one log an hour.
Aug. 8 and 9
the railsplitters will be at the Decatur Celebration with their
Pioneer Village from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on both days. The Logan
Railsplitting Association will also be producing and directing the
Midwest Abraham Lincoln Railsplitting Contest on Aug. 9, beginning
at 1 p.m. For more details, visit
Then it's back to Lincoln on Aug. 28-30 for the Art & Balloon
Festival. The railsplitters will have a demonstration on Aug. 28 at
the Logan County Airport at 5:30 p.m. and again on Aug. 29 in
downtown Lincoln at noon. They will also demonstrate during the
1800s Craft Fair at Postville Courthouse on Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to
After the Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Festival in
Lincoln Sept. 18-20, the railsplitters will be on the road again,
demonstrating on Sept. 26 at the Apple & Pork Festival in Clinton
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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In keeping with the bicentennial theme, the 39th annual Abraham
Lincoln National Railsplitting Festival will have an extra
bicentennial event this year. Storytellers Brian "Fox" Ellis and
Mike Anderson will be at the Lincoln Park District Rec Center on
Friday, Sept. 18. Ellis has been entertaining audiences for the past
29 years, offering some education along the way, through song, myth,
poetry and stories. The festival then moves to the Logan County
Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19 and 20. Vendor
opportunities for this festival are still available. For more
www.railsplitting.com or call 217-732-8687.
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of