Choo-choo! Hop on the 13th annual RailFest at the Rosenberg Railroad Museum this month. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, people of all ages are invited to come aboard and listen to live music, eat from local food trucks and take a look at model trains in action.
“We will have fan favorites again — the Diamond Express trackless train, Operation LifeSaver, bounce houses, and of course all our exhibits open,” Executive Director Tracy Hobdy said. “There will also be food trucks available along Avenue F. “We are most excited about everyone getting a first look at the newly renovated Education Station.
“We are still working on the exhibits and activities in the space, but we will have a visiting Texas Brick Railroad Layout in the new exhibit space in that building as well as some STEM activities in the new classroom.” Hobdy said weather is always a factor in these events.
“We have learned that folks will still come out and enjoy the grounds and support us in a little drizzle,” she added. “So we try and set activities up in a way that will still allow guests a place to seek shelter from rain or bright, unseasonably hot sun, if needed.”
The coronavirus scare is also a factor, Hobdy said. “I am also very aware of the community concerns surrounding COVID-19 and am monitoring the situation very closely,” Hobdy noted. “We have routine cleaning and sanitizing procedures already in place, but staff have added to that and are being very vigilant disinfecting surfaces and public spaces throughout the day. We will be following city and county recommendations along with the CDC as we get closer to the RailFest date.”
Another Time Soda Fountain, Fort Bend County Commissioner Vincent Morales, Maddox Custom Pools, Alice Poth/Texas Farm Bureau, Kevin Patton/State Farm, as well as several in-kind donors are sponsoring this event. Hobdy said she is looking forward to this event as it kicks off the museum’s busy spring and summer season.
All the proceeds from this event go directly to museum operations.
For more information about purchasing speed pass tickets or volunteering to work the event, contact Brenda Cauthen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281-633- 2846. Admission is $8 for everyone 2 years and older; children under 2 get in free.