Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City hosting Harvest Train Festival
October 17, 2015
The historic trains of the Nevada State Railroad Museum meet up with an old-fashioned pumpkin patch, artists and crafters that include Carson City Confections and Great Basin Woodcrafts and more through to Sunday at the Harvest Train Festival.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Nevada State Railroad, the event also benefits Friends in Service Helping. Guests are encouraged to bring cans of food for FISH, in exchange for a discount on pumpkins for sale. Proceeds from the sale help support train museum events throughout the year.
"This is the first time in many years we have been able to celebrate fall with our pumpkin patch," said Greg Corbin, museum director. "We really want this to be a community event in every sense of the words. We are glad to see it back in full swing. We hope families and friends will come, ride the train, grab some pumpkins and enjoy all the great things our volunteers have put together."
Trains run throughout the day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“We really want this to be a community event in every sense of the words. We are glad to see it back in full swing. We hope families and friends will come, ride the train, grab some pumpkins and enjoy all the great things our volunteers have put together.”Greg CorbiMuseum director
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Families can take advantage of Fantasy Face Painting. Art Glass Creations will offer one-of-a-kind glass jewelry and Christmas decorations. Prize Candles will sell unique candles with a surprise in each one. Mr. G.'s Teriyaki will offer Hawaiian-style sauces and sea salts and Majestic Starr brings train planter boxes, walking sticks, canes and other wood gifts. Great Basin Woodcrafts will display pinecone Christmas trees, wood bowls, candle holders, candy dishes and wire trees for sale. Robin Travis Photography will offer framed photographs. Nevada Nosh food truck will provide lunch choices from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The award-winning 1875 narrow-gauge steam locomotive, The Glenbrook, is on display in the museum's Jacobsen Interpretive Center along with its standard-gauge cousin, The Inyo.
Train rides are $8 for adults, $4 for ages 4-11 and museum members, and free for children 3 and younger. Separate admission applies to the museum's interpretive center.
The museum and festival are at 2180 S. Carson St. For more information, call 775-687-6953.