Spend the day at the Whippany Railway Museum and Celebrate the Fall Harvest and the Season of the Witch, during the museum’s 16th Annual Pumpkin Festival set for Sun., Oct. 2, noon to 5:30 p.m., rain or shine. Walk among the pumpkins, corn shocks and grinning scarecrows. Enjoy the wares of local craft merchants and railroad memorabilia dealers at the “Pumpkin Market Place Crafts Fair.”
Zombies will be happy to pose for photos with the kids. See a unique collection of antique farm tractors and view two operating model railroad layouts. Climb aboard the “Pumpkinliner” excursion train that follows the route of the Historic “Whippanong Trail.” Walk through a railroad yard, lost in time, and see the finest collection of restored, historic railroad locomotives and cars in New Jersey…some dating back more than 100 years !
Train departures are every 45 minutes beginning at 12:30 p.m. through 5 p.m. in Whippany. Train fare is $14 for adult; $9 for children under 12); infants one year and younger are free. Train fare includes admission to museum building and grounds.
The Pumpkin Festival is a fundraising effort to benefit the Whippany Railway Museum, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit operating heritage railroad that is staffed by volunteers. Donations from the public help to keep the museum operational, but funds are still required to support this unique NJ treasure. Proceeds from the train rides will further enhance the museum’s mission and its historic preservation efforts.
For more details and online tickets, visit www.WhippanyRailwayMuseum.net or call: 973-887-8177.