47th Annual Selma Railroad Days Oct 7-9

Selma Railroad Days. File photo by Lewis Mullen

SELMA – The Town of Selma Parks and Recreation Department will host the 47th Annual Selma Railroad Days Festival on Friday, October 7th from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, October 8th, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.m and Sunday, October 9th, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Downtown Selma.

“The Town of Selma invites you to help us celebrate our heritage as a railroad town. We want to make this year’s Railroad Days Festival one to remember. Our Town is excited about partnering with local sponsors to share the importance of the railroad to our community and celebrate the many cultures that now call Selma home. Our new Selma Railroad Days Committee is working hard on one of Johnston County’s biggest events to make it a fun-filled weekend for all,” said Mayor Byron McAllister.

“2022 will be a year of change and innovation in Selma, North Carolina. We are excited for that change to start with presenting a new and improved Railroad Days Festival. We have a great group of people who are working tirelessly to bring a festival that will spark a love for our historic railroad and of course, Selma. This year’s festival will be a hub for delicious food, all things trains, and great entertainment. We look forward to seeing everyone in Selma on October 7th-9th,” said Alyssa Fox, Parks & Recreation Director.

Selma Railroad Days is a family-friendly event featuring a wide selection of different types of railroad-themed activities, artisans and crafters, vendors, a parade, Chew Chew Food Truck Rodeo, Selma Firefighters Association BBQ Cook-Off, model train exhibit, Hispanic American Heritage Festival, the crowning of Miss Hispanic Heritage Johnston County, Junior Engineer Stations, kid zone, My Kids Club 5K run/walk, and much more. This festival offers three days of fun and interactive activities for all ages.

Admission is free. Tickets will be available for purchase for inflatables, model train exhibits, etc.

For more information about Selma Railroad Days, to register as a vendor, food truck, or volunteer, or to inquire about sponsorships visit https://selma-nc.com/programs/parks-rec/.

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