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Three Tips for Conducting a Fun Visit to Ashland Train Day – 2019

Ashland Train Day

Ashland Train Day

Now in its 17th year, what began as a short children’s program at the Ashland Library has grown into an all-day festival. Ashland Train Day is packed with music, games, lots of model trains, children’s train rides, food, railroad-related vendors, displays, Touch-a-Truck, Cinder and Tender Bear mascots and so much more. Best of all, Train Day is free to attend! But before you hop on board, read our three quick tips for making your visit to Ashland Train Day successful. This year’s event is Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Train Day Bear Mascots

  1. With so much to see and do, it’s easy to lose track of it all! Check out the Ashland Train Day Map, which lists all the participating locations, trolley stops, entertainment and children’s activities.
  2. Ashland Train Day is packed full of fun things to do for the whole family. Follow this handy event schedule to help pack in all the fun train-related activities. Plenty of shopping, dining and a food truck court will be available.
  3. The best way to avoid parking hassles is to park at one of the designated public parking areas and hop on the trolley. Public parking/trolley access is available at the Ashland-Junction Shopping Center and St. Ann’s Church. Be sure to use the Ashland Train Day Map for parking/trolley locations.

Without the sponsorship from the business community, events such as Train Day would struggle to survive. Be sure to thank and patronize the sponsors of this year’s event.

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