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Railway Festival Fun for Whole Family

The 18th annual Railway Festival is this weekend in Old Town Manassas.

The 18th annual Railway Festival is this weekend in Old Town Manassas.

The all-day event is fun for the whole family and there's no admission charge.  Visitors will have access to 20 vendors, train and rail advocacy group displays, antique farm equipment, live entertainment for adults and kids, and more.

"I recommend that everyone, both the young and young-at-heart, consider attending the event," . 

Entertainment on the main stage includes country and blue grass performances by Idle Time Band, Nicholls Brothers and Folsom Prisoners. There's also a 'Kids Stage' where local groups from Showcase Dance Studio, Manassas Martial Arts, Bull Run and Calico Cloggers and others are set to perform. Kiddie rides, including inflatables, will also be available.

But the main attraction will be the scenic excursion train rides from Manassas to Clifton and back. Tickets at $5 a person are required for the ride and will be available for purchase prior to or the day of the festival at the Manassas Train Depot, located at 9431 West Street. 

Peacock said an added bonus this year will be Riders from as far away as Charlottesville and Lynchburg (and from Roanoke and VA Tech/Blacksburg via the new Smart Way Amtrak Connector Bus) will be passing through Manassas, heading for New York City.

Admission to the  Manassas Museum will also be free for visitors Saturday. Stop by the museum lawn and

The Railway Festival will take place Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, please contact Sarah McHugh (703-361-6599) or visit  www.visitmanassas.org.

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