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August 28, 2012 > Railroad Fair returns Labor Day weekend

Railroad Fair returns Labor Day weekend

Submitted By Isa Polt-Jones
Photos By Allan Mendez

The 12th Annual Washington Township Railroad Fair returns to Ardenwood Historic Farm over the Labor Day weekend. Presented by the East Bay Regional Park District and the Railroad Museum at Ardenwood, the centerpiece of this year's event will be the 1889 Porter Tank steam locomotive and an 1890 steam porter engine 'Ann Marie.'

Attendees can enjoy steam train rides, hand car rides, narrow gauge speeder car rides, displays of garden railroads, model railroads, rail yard equipment displays, early days' gas engine and tractor displays, food, the children's hobo game, and much more! Music will be provided by The Diasporta Swamp Boys, The East Bay Stompers, and The Apple Butter Brothers.

Aside from trains, don't forget to take advantage of all Ardenwood has to offer; take a tour of the Patterson House, visit the animals in the farmyard, see a blacksmithing demonstration, get a tasty treat at the country kitchen, and learn about organic farming. Or just pack a picnic and enjoy a beautiful day on the farm!

Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $5 for children. Ages three and under are free, and parking is free.

Washington Township Railroad Fair
September 1 - 3
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ardenwood Historic Farm
34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont
1 (888) 327-2757
Cost: $5 - $10

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