TAMPICO

Days 2024

July 18-21 • tampico, illinois

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About the Event

Welcome to Tampico Days!

While Tampico Days is one fun-filled weekend in July for all ages, our committee meets monthly to plan and provide community activities throughout the year. Watch our site to learn how you can celebrate our hometown with us all year long!

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Festival Location

Tampico, Illinois

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Festival Dates

July 18-21, 2024

2024 Festival Schedule

Tampico Community Building
6:00pm

Bingo

Join us at the Tampico Area Community Building for a game of Bingo, or a few games.  Bingo is free and open to the public and you can win some fun prizes too!

RCC
6:30-8pm

Youth Dance

Join us at the RCC for the annual youth dance.  Children under the age of 18 are welcome.  Parents are welcome to stay throughout the dance and assist in chaperoning.  No sign up required, just drop in.  Tampico Days Youth Dance is hosted by the Tampico Recreation Board.

Main Street
10:00am-4:00pm

Tours of Reagan's Birthplace

Learn a little about Tampico history. For more information, visit https://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com/R_Reagan_Birthplace_Museum.html.

Tampico Ball Diamonds
6-8:30pm

Brenner Bushman

Welcome back to Brenner Bushman to Tampico.  Brenner joined us last fall at the Fall Fest, but the weather wasn't cooperative.  So, we wanted to bring him back again for everyone to enjoy.   2024 Tampico Days welcomes Brenner back to play at the Ball Diamonds before the Fireworks! Brenner is on stage from 6-8:30 PM. Bring your chairs, golf carts, side-by-sides and come enjoy the show before the BIG SHOW

Tampico Ball Diamonds
Dusk

Fireworks

Come down to the ball diamonds in Tampico to help us kickoff Tampico Days 2024 weekend! Brenner Bushman is playing before the fireworks! The fireworks show will start at dusk and concessions will be open and proceeds go to the Rec Board. Hamburgers, Hot dogs and Pork Chop meals will be available, so come hungry.  Park opens at 5:00 PM. Parking will be available along W Kimball St and adjacent city streets. Golf carts and side-by-sides are welcome to park in the outfield of the small South field.

Tampico Ball Diamonds
10:00am

Home Run Derby

Swing for the fences! Join in on Tampico's very own home run competition or come out to watch the action! We will have a youth division battling for prizes, ages 13 and under will hit from various lengths while 14-17 will hit from home plate. No entry fee required for youth! Adults 18+ Cost is $10 a person paid on event day. First place will receive a 100% pay out. Adults will hit from home plate. All divisions will be given 10 outs and must provide your own pitcher for the event. Concessions will be open. Contestants should arrive by 9:30 AM to get registered. Derby starts at 10:00 AM!

Main Street
10:00am-2:00pm

Car Cruise-In

Cruise on in for Tampico Days! Register upon arrival, no entry fee. Trophy for People's Choice and Tampico's Best. Old, new, shiny, rusty, classic, loud, we want it all. Registration opens at 9am and gates open at 10am.

Main Street
9:30am-11:30pm

Baked Goods Silent Auction

YUM! Tampico Days 2024 will be hosting a Baked Goods Silent Auction in the Historical Society building during the Car Cruise-In. 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM. We are looking for baked goods donations! Who's got the best apple pie?? peach cobbler?? chocolate chip cookies?? cupcakes??  Contact Krystal Thomas if you'd like to donate your prized confections! 815-876-0147 or Krystleherm@yahoo.com.

Main Street
10:00am-4:00pm

Tours of Reagan's Birthplace

Learn a little about Tampico history. For more information, visit https://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com/R_Reagan_Birthplace_Museum.html.

Main Street
11:00am

Fire Department Water Fights

Throughout Tampico
8am-2pm

Town Wide Garage Sales

Tampico Town Wide Garage sales will be held from 8:00am - 2:00 pm.  A map will be available on Facebook to find all the sales happening in town, or cruise the streets and see what treasures await.

North of Casey's Main Street
1:00pm

Kids Tractor Pull

Kids Tractor Pull will return for 2024.  We had such a great turn out last year and all the kids seemed to enjoy the pedal pull.  No pre registration needed and free to youth.  Please arrive starting at 12:30 to register to pull.

Main Street Stage
7:00 - 11:00pm

The Yacht Rockers

2024 Tampico Days presents The Yacht Rockers on the Main St. Stage.  Check them out at www.theyachtrockers.net. Gates open at 5pm. Sponsors who received wristband vouchers can claim their wristbands at any gate. New this year we are opening the gates to all ages until 9:00pm.  After 9:00pm, the fenced area will be limited to only those 21+.  21+ $10 for entry, 6-21 years of age $5, 5 and under free.

Main Street Stage
4:30pm - 7:00pm

ZOWA Wrestling

New this year, we welcome ZOWA Wrestling to perform on Main Street prior to the band.  The fenced area will be open to all ages until 9:00 pm to allow for families to enjoy wrestling, grab a bite to eat and listen to live music.  We are looking forward to seeing the ZOWA fans join us for the 1st show in Tampico.  Never heard of ZOWA, learn more on their Facebook Page, Facebook.     21+ $10 for entry, 6-21 years of age $5, 5 and under free.  

Tampico Fire Department
7:00am-Noon

Pancake Breakfast

Support the Tampico Fire and Ambulance while enjoying a delicious breakfast. Meals are at a free will donation and carry out is also available.

Tampico Fire Department
7:00am-Noon

Touch a Truck

Come explore the Fire Trucks before or after pancakes!

Main Street near Reagan Park
9:00am-1:30pm

Tractor Park N' Parade

Come show off your antique tractor on Sunday and proceed to line up in the parade to traverse around Tampico. Sign-in upon arrival on Main St. across from Reagan Park.

Corner of Booth & Benton
10:00am-2:00pm

Petting Zoo

Little Rascals will be joining us again this year with their furry friends.

Main Street
9:00am-3:00pm

Craft & Vendor Show

Main Street
10:00am-2:00pm

Paint the Town

Bring out your artistic side and join us to paint the town red (or any color you choose). Squares will be draw on Main Street adjacent to Casey's ready to create your work of art. Squares are $5 each. Proceeds go towards paint and supplies for next year!

Main St.
12:00pm

Fishing Derby Awards

Derby Registration will be on July 12th 6:00pm -8:30pm at the Break Room.  Kids can fish at any location, that it is legal to do so, on the days leading up the the weekend.  Fish are submitted via the Facebook entry event and prizes will be awarded by the best to smallest.  All participants will receive a prize, if they catch a fish or not.

Reagan Park
11:00 am

Kid' Fun Run

Kid's Fun Run is free to participants and each kid will receive some goodies for joining us.  Kids will meet at Reagan Park and be split into age groups to run and try and be the first to cross the finish line.

Kickback Saloon
2:00 pm

Bags Tournament

Methodist Church
1:00-4:00pm

Ice Cream Social

Hosted by the Tampico Methodist Church. Swing by and have a frosty treat to get out of the July sun.

Throughout Town
2:00pm

Parade

The Tampico Days parade will return on July 21st at 2:00 pm. Line up begins at the Tampico Elementary School, 304 E Kimball St. at 1:30 pm.

Main Street Stage
3:00pm

50/50 Drawing

50/50 Tickets are available now at the Break Room in Tampico. Purchase your tickets now for your chance at the ever growing pot of cash.

Thank You to our Generous Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

Friends of the Festival

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