Steam Engine Rides, Handmade Crafts, Children's Activities, Old-Time Music and DancingContact: Sarah Conley Pressley Great Smoky Mountains Railroad 828-488-7024 spressley@gsmr.
comWebsite: GSMR.comBryson City, NC â Every year railroad enthusiasts and history buffs from around America gather in Bryson City for the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad's RailFest. This year, the 12th Annual weekend railroading event takes place September 13-15. The festival offers guests a taste of railroading, food, memorabilia, storytelling, dance, music, special excursions and events that happen only once a year.Our special Wet Your Whistle Train will kick off this jam packed weekend. A new package to attend this invite only train ride is available exclusively on our website! This package is valued at $175, but is being offered at an exclusive price of $99/person! Purchase the Full Steam Ahead RailFest package and receive: • 1 Adult ticket to board the Wet Your Whistle Special Bar and Buffet Excursion â Friday September 13, • 3-day pass (Sept 13th-15th) to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Train Museum. One of Americas LARGEST Lionel Train set collection, featuring 2 massive operational train layouts. • 1 Adult Ticket to ride the LeHigh Valley Coal Co. engine # 75, pulling a special steam train. • Exclusive GSMR 25th Anniversary ball cap, an official GSMR logo key chain AND a 35% off GSMR Logo merchandise coupon that is valid for the entire weekend! (Sept 13th-15th)We are proud to announce that STEAM will be returning to the Bryson City Depot for the weekend festivities, we welcome back the LeHigh Valley Coal Co #75! This visiting locomotive will be the main attraction of this year's 12th annual RailFest and will be providing special Steam train rides throughout the weekend; Saturday at 12:15pm & 2:30pm and Sunday at 1:45pm, all trains depart from Bryson City to Whittier, NC. You don't want to miss the awesome opportunity to view Steam on the Murphy Branch Line once again! Adult tickets start at $35 and $17.50 for Children (2-12). New this year, our visiting steam engine will be pulling our Whittier Sundown evening excursion! Departing Saturday, September 14, at 6:30pm this exciting new train will feature HeinzelmĂ€nnchen Brewery beer tastings in a commemorative glass plus a delicious meal! Enjoy our slow cooked southern pulled pork BBQ with Sweet Baby Ray's sauce on a fresh pretzel bun, served with kettle chips, coleslaw and grapes. Top your dinner off with our fantastic Key Lime pie! This train is 21 years of age and up only at $69 per adult.Saturday and Sunday festivities include an authentic Mountain Craft Fair with close to 30 area crafters and artists displaying and selling their handmade crafts, pottery and artwork. Catch the Spirit of Appalachia will present local entertainment featuring singing, dancing and mountain folk music. There will be vendors, a children's talent contest and winner's jamboree! Bluegrass, Old Time Mountain Music and Folk will be featured by various local bands, along with The Queen Family Band special Sunday performance!GSMR will be having an exclusive retail sidewalk sale which will feature special collectables and event merchandise! Be sure to take advantage of this great sale! Don't miss this spectacular railroading event, where you'll return to a time when the railroad moved mountains and the short line railroad was a small town's best friend.