Ashland Train Day is back this year on April 30 | News
Downtown Ashland Association Hosts 18th Annual Event
ASHLAND — Perennial favorite street festival Ashland Train Day returns April 30, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This family event hosted by the Downtown Ashland Association invites you to enjoy freight and passenger trains, touch trucks and model trains. , railroad history, live music, kiddie rides, festival food, dance music, gift shopping and more.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ashland Train Day on April 30, after a two-year postponement due to the pandemic,” said Maggie Longest, executive director of the Downtown Ashland Association. “It’s a joy to showcase our city’s railroad attractions and local businesses with this family-friendly event.”
More than 12 fully loaded CSX freight trains and Amtrak passenger trains will pass through the center of the event. The Kid Zone offers a world of fun with a bouncy house, obstacle course and games. The Touch-a-Truck area will delight equipment bosses of all ages with a heavy equipment exhibit, fire truck and ambulance, dump trucks and tractors. Two children’s train rides invite families to visit the festivities. All aboard!
Model trains of all sizes and scales will be on display, including LEGO trains and race trains. There will also be vintage railroad equipment and a red caboose. The event brings Virginia’s railroad history to life with two museums, three storytellers and a 10-step scavenger hunt. Train fans of all ages will enjoy Ashland Train Day!
“Ashland is proud to host Train Day and welcome visitors from across our region and around the world to celebrate with us,” said Ashland Mayor Steve Trivett. “Come see why we consider Ashland the center of the universe! »
Mark your calendar and gather your friends for Ashland Train Day on April 30! In the meantime, visit ashlandtrainday.com for event information.
To make your company one of our 10,000 expected attendees, register online. Food retailers and vendors can apply with the link:
About the Ashland Downtown Association
Downtown Ashland Association is a community-based nonprofit organization working for a strong and vibrant future in Ashland, Virginia. Through marketing initiatives, special events, corporate engagement, historic preservation and more, the Downtown Ashland Association contributes to the vitality of the city by deploying its time, funding and voice on behalf of the community. .
Information submitted by Ashland Train Day publicist Pam Howland.