Annual Historic Rail Fair Returns to Ardenwood Historic Farm


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The 16th annual Rail Fair returns to Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont this Labor Day weekend. See antique steam locomotives “Ann Marie,” an 1890 steam porter engine, and “Antelope & Western #1,” an 1889 steam porter engine. Enjoy steam train rides, hand car rides, displays of garden railroads, model railroads, rail yard equipment, and more. Enjoy food, music, the Children’s Hobo game, and much more!!

Bring a picnic lunch or purchase food at Dino’s at the Café. Tour the Victorian Garden, the historic Patterson House and meet the farm animals. Look for vintage farm equipment in the sheds and watch for blacksmith demonstrations!

Presented by the East Bay Regional Park District and the Society for the Preservation of Carter Railroad Resources (SPCRR) – a non-profit organization operating the Railroad Museum at Ardenwood.

Historic Rail Fair
Ardenwood Historic Farm

34600 Ardenwood Blvd. Fremont, CA 94555

Saturday, Sunday, Monday
September 3, 4, & 5, 2016
10 am to 4 pm

Fee: $10/adults, $6/seniors (62+ yrs.), $5/children (4-17 yrs.), children 3 years and under are free. Free parking.

Information: or 1 888 327-2757

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