Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Festival

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Postville Courthouse & Postville Park

Held the third weekend in September


The Railsplitting Festival began in 1970. It is a family festival celebrating the Pioneer Spirit of the time when Abraham Lincoln lived in Central Illinois. Come see hands on demonstrations of pioneer games and contests as well as: 

  • Log cutting competitions
  • Tomahawk throwing 
  • Corn shucking competitions 
  • Water boiling competitions
  • Flea market
  • Vendor show
  • Car show 
  • Food vendors
  • Music 
  • Amateur log splitting 
  • National log splitting 

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101 North Chicago Street
Lincoln, IL 62656

Normal Hours
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Mon.-Fri.
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sat. also
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Mon.-Fri.

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