The Central Railroad Festival will pull into historic downtown Central with music, great food and festivities for all ages. This festival celebrates the rich heritage of Central, so named because the town is situated at the “central” point of the railroad line between Atlanta and Charlotte.
The festival also offers free entertainment for all ages, and the Central Railway Museum is open for free tours. The museum features a large HO-scale model railroad layout, complete with cities, towns and landscapes found in the SC/NC/GA piedmont, foothills and mountain region more than a half century ago. The museum also houses a Heritage Room, featuring classic model trains popular in the mid – 20th Century. Also, there will be a tour of the Central red caboose.
Central restaurants will be open on the day of the festival, offering options to satisfy varying tastes. Street vendors will offer festival favorites, including pizza, hot dogs, barbecue, nachos, corn dogs, hamburgers, sandwiches, funnel cakes, kettle corn, fried Oreos and more treats.
Clemson Area Transit buses will run continuously, taking festival-goers from parking areas.
Admission to the festival is free and convenient parking is available.
The Central Railroad Festival is sponsored by the Central Area Business Council and the Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce. The festival is supported by the Town of Central and the Central Railway Museum.