Spike 150 Sesquicentennial Celebration Festival

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Presented by Golden Spike 150 at Golden Spike National Historic Site, Brigham City UT

May 10 - 12 2019
Spike 150 Sesquicentennial Celebration Festival

Find interactive exhibits and demonstrations that explore the historical significance of the Transcontinental Railroad, make a mark on the 150th anniversary, and share inspiration for what is possible in the future.

Details for all events can be found at www.spike150.org/events/.

Highlights include:

Remarks by Dignitaries

  • Railroad Worker Legacy Representatives
  • U.S. Congress
  • National Park Service
  • State of Utah
  • Western Governors’ Association
  • Union Pacific Railroad

 

Keynote Address

Jon MeachamRenowned presidential scholar Jon Meacham will share his historical perspective on the importance of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, contributing writer to The

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ADMISSION INFO

The public is welcome and encouraged to join us for the Sesquicentennial Celebration at Promontory Summit. However, space is limited as we expect to celebrate with more than 10,000 visitors on May 10th. In order to facilitate parking adjacent to the site and help offset the costs of programming, we are offering tickets to the public. We have tried to make the tickets as affordable as possible to ensure everyone can attend. 

Tickets can be purchased online at www.spike150.org/events/. The second block of tickets for May 10th will be available on April 1 at 10:00 am. Tickets for May 11 and 12 are still available.

Attendees must purchase a parking ticket in advance of the event.

Email: lauren@spike150.org

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

Additional time info:

Schedule for May 10, 2019

8:00 AM – Golden Spike National Historic Site Opens to the Public

8:15 AM – Jupiter and #119 Replica Steam Engines Arrive

11:00 AM – 1:30 PM – Sesquicentennial Celebration Ceremony, Keynote Address & As One Performance

1:30 – 7:00 PM Spike 150 Festival:
Music, Performances, Storytelling, Historical Reenactments, Train Demonstrations, Frontier Village, Innovation Summit, Reenactments, and Steam Train Demonstrations

Schedule for May 11, 2019

9:00 AM- 7:00 PM – Spike 150 Celebration Festival:
Music, Performances, Storytelling, Historical Reenactments, Train Demonstrations, Frontier Village, Innovation Summit, Reenactments, and Steam Train Demonstrations

Schedule for May 12, 2019

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Spike 150 Celebration Festival:
Music, Performances, Storytelling, Historical Reenactments, Train Demonstrations, Frontier Village, Innovation Summit, Reenactments, and Steam Train Demonstrations
*Schedule subject to change.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Golden Spike National Historic Site

Golden Spike National Historic Site, Brigham City, UT 84302

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COMMENTS

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  1. Where is the purchase now for the Golden Spike Festival . Can you email the direct like for purchase? Thanks

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  2. How do I contact someone to be a vendor at this celebration?

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    • Shelly, please contact the organizers directly with your inquiry: https://spike150.org/contact/
      Thanks, Now Playing Utah

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  3. Will there be train rides for the public?

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    • Gary, please email Spike 150 directly with your inquiry: lauren@spike150.org
      Thanks, Now Playing Utah

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  4. How do we find a watch party for the broadcast on the 10th? Tickets for parking are sold out and we would like to watch from somewhere in town.

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    • Sandy, the ceremony will be broadcast through KSL Channel 5 from 12:30 to 1:00 pm on KSL. Additional vehicle tickets for the May 10th ceremony are scheduled to go on sale on April 1st at 10:00 am (MST).
      Thanks, Now Playing Utah

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  5. Is there any charter busses from the city that are going out to the ceremony so I don’t have to drive my own vehicle?

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    • Carlyn, we inquired with Spike 150 on this and they have responded that there are no charter busses, unless you are part of a charter bus group. Thanks, Now Playing Utah

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  6. With the reenactment occur on May 11th and May 12 respectfully. It is not clear if this will be repeated on the other days.

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    • Philip, please inquire with Spike 150 directly at: info@spike150.org
      Thanks, Now Playing Utah

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  7. will there be food trucks or other food available the 11th – 12th for activities?

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    • Paula, please inquire with Spike 150 directly at: info@spike150.org
      Thanks, Now Playing Utah

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