SCHEDULE

Please select an event for more information, or see all of our events.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8TH

5:00 PM Vendors

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Carnival - Wristband Night


FRIDAY, AUGUST 9TH

4:00 PM Vendors, Arts & Crafts

5:00 PM Harley Hill on Cherry St

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Band - TBD

6:00 PM Carnival

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Headline Band - Small Town Titans

9:30 PM Fireworks

10:00 PM Small Town Titans (Continued)

12:00 AM See you tomorrow!


SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH

7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast (@ Fire Station)

9:00 AM Sam, Wyatt, & Aleck Acoustic Band

9:00 AM Vendors, Arts & Crafts

10:00 AM Harley Hill on Cherry St

10:00 AM Kid’s Pageant

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Free Kid’s Games (@ Library)

11:00 AM Kid’s Tug of War (@ Tug Site)

12:00 PM Carnival

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM The Tug

4:00 PM Arm Wrestling Tournament (Across from Peacock’s Tavern)

4:00 PM U.R.I.C.R.A Bags Tournament (North Parking Lot)

4:00 PM Tug Awards Ceremony

5:15 PM - 8:15 PM Band - Dirty Water Boys

9:00 PM - 12:00 AM Band - 3 on the Tree

12:00 AM See you next year!


SUNDAY, AUGUST 11TH

Warren Sutton - Riverdale Boosters Golf Tournament (@ Byron Hills Golf Course)


EVENTS

CARNIVAL

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM THURSDAY

6:00 PM FRIDAY

12:00 PM SATURDAY

Ferris wheel, tilt-a-whirl, teacups, the list goes on! Grab your tickets and join in on the fun. Or come Thursday night and get a wristband to ride all of the rides you can squeeze into the day!

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FIREMAN’S PANCAKE BREAKFAST

7:00 AM - 12:00 PM SATURDAY

Start your day off right with a yearly tradition many years in the making! All proceeds go to our Port Byron Fire Department.

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KID’S PAGEANT

10:00 AM SATURDAY

We would like to welcome you to the 2019 Tug Fest Prince/Princess Pageant. If you have attended the Great River Tug Fest in the past, or have talked to some of the previous contestants and parents, then you already know what a wonderful experience it is to be a part of this event. Our number one goal is fun!

Interested in having your little one participate? Please fill out and send us an application.

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KID’S TUG

11:00 AM SATURDAY

The Kid’s Tug is where we start the training of our future tuggers! Join us at the Tug Site area and cheer on the dozens and dozens of kids that participate each year! We divide the children into age brackets to ensure everyone gets a fair chance and no one goes home disappointed.

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THE TUG

12:00 - 3:00 PM Saturday

The one and only tug of war across the Mighty Mississippi! Ten teams of 20 & one woman’s team of 25 pull with everything they’ve got as they attempt to take home the alabaster eagle trophy.

Where else are you going to see a 2,700 foot long, 680 pound rope stop all Mississippi River traffic?

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U.R.I.C.R.A BAGS TOURNAMENT

4:00 PM Saturday

This is charitable event to benefit the youth of Upper Rock Island County. Want to play and help a worthy cause?

  • $40 Registration fee

  • Registration @ 3 PM, Tournament @ 4 PM

  • Ways to register:

    • Register the day of the tournament at the check in table

    • Register by filling out and mailing us an application.

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MONSTER ARM WRESTLING

TOURNAMENT

4:00 PM Saturday

Think you’re strong enough to participate in our annual Monster Arm Wrestling Tournament? Whether you just got off of the rope or you were just watching from the crowd, this event is for anyone and everyone.

Weigh-ins start at 4:00 PM at the Gazebo across from Peacock’s Tavern.

More information about Monster Arm Wrestling can be found here

ADMISSION

THURSDAY [FAMILY NIGHT]

  • Free gate admission

  • Carnival wristbands $20

Friday & Saturday

  • $4 per person, per day

  • Children under 12 are free


SHUTTLE SERVICES

Available at Dorrance Park and the Port Byron Methodist Church

  • FRI: 5:00 PM - 12:30 PM

  • SAT: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM