The Western Railway Museum's popular Pumpkin Patch Festival will pack autumn fun for visitors of all ages this October.
Each Saturday and Sunday from October 11 - 26, the Western Railway Museum presents its annual Pumpkin Patch Festival. Celebrating its 17th year, this classic harvest festival is a highlight of autumn, and for many, a family tradition.
The Museum opens early at 9:30am. The first express train leaves the Museum at 10am, with departures every half-hour until 4pm. The ride on a historic life-sized electrical-powered train takes visitors back in time 100 years on a scenic five-mile trip to Gum Grove Station, a wooded glen far from the trappings of modern life.
At Gum Grove, guests can experience the huge hay bale fort, food, tractor rides, music, games and of course, pumpkins for sale, just in time for Halloween.
It's a real community effort, with three individual Rotary Clubs (Fairfield-Suisun, Cordelia, and Dixon), students from Vanden High School, and 100 Museum volunteers all rallying together to make the event a success.
Admission is just $12 for adults, $11 for seniors (65 and up), and $9 for children (ages 2 -14). Prices include entrance to the Museum and to the Pumpkin Patch Festival, unlimited train rides, use of the Museum's spacious and shaded picnic grounds, and free parking. Please note that there are no advanced reservations.
All proceeds benefit the Western Railway Museum (a nonprofit educational institution) and the local Rotary Clubs who re-grant thousands of dollars to our community and youth activities each year.
The Western Railway Museum is located at 5848 State Highway 12, Suisun City, CA 94585. It is on State Highway 12 in Solano County, 12 miles east of Interstate 80, halfway between Fairfield and Rio Vista.
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For more information about the work Rotary does, visit www.rotary.org.