Sandburg Days Festival

Sandburg Days Festival

Three days in April
This festival honors Carl Sandburg (1878-1967), a Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet and biographer of Abraham Lincoln. It is sponsored by the Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association, located at the home where Sandburg was born in Galesburg, Illinois. Literary, history, sporting, theatrical, musical, and children's events are held at the Sandburg house, Knox College, and other venues in Galesburg during the three-day festival, as well as a golf tournament and a folk concert.
As a poet, Sandburg is best known for writing about American cities, particularly Chicago, and for incorporating American folklore in his poems. He also published a highly acclaimed autobiography, Always the Young Strangers (1953), which described his boyhood in Galesburg.
CONTACTS:
Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association
313 E. Third St.
Galesburg, IL 61401
309-342-2361
www.sandburg.org
Galesburg Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
2163 E. Main St.
Galesburg, IL 61401
309-343-2485; fax: 309-343-2521
www.visitgalesburg.com