More Summer Fun! Snoqualmie Railroad Days Steams Into Town August 14th – 16th

Snoqualmie Railroad Days is steaming into town this weekend. Wondering what’s special about this year?  Well, for one, the historic steam train will be running all weekend.Screen Shot 2015-08-12 at 6.47.39 AM

Wouldn’t you love to ride a train powered by a Steam Locomotive… get a feel for that first run? During Railroad Days, the Santa Cruz and Portland Cement Locomotive 2, a 1909-built Porter locomotive, will let you step back in time to the early days of Snoqualmie.

Snoqualmie Depot excursions run Friday – Sunday, August 14th-16th at 11:30 AM, 1PM; 2:30PM; 4PM; 4:45PM. These runs go from the depot to Snoqualmie Falls and back only.

North Bend Depot excursions also happen August 14th-16th at  Noon; 1:30PM; 3PM; 4:30PM. These runs have no return to North Bend, but will get you into Snoqualmie for the festivities.

Railroad Days is the annual community festival celebrating Snoqualmie’s spirit and origins as a railroad and logging town and also as the home of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe. Volunteer firemen and their wives organized the first festival in 1938, and the popular event is still going strong.  Last year about 10,000 visitors attended the festival.

The event is held in Historic Snoqualmie, in and around the Northwest Railway Museum. The 77th edition of Snoqualmie Railroad Days will feature traditional favorites: Steam Train Excursions, Firefighters Pancake Breakfast, Grand Parade, Entertainment stages featuring Amazing Musicians, Legends Car Club Show, Vendors, Arts in the Park, the Plein Air Paintout, Children’s Paint Junction, Kids’ Field of Fun, Wine and Beer Gardens, Timbersports demonstratins, History Comes Alive, Railroad Days Fun Run and free Wagon rides.

For more information check out the Snoqualmie Railroad Days website: www.railroaddays.com

Here’s the complete schedule of Railroad Days weekend activities

Friday, August 14th

  • Steam Train Rides, 11:30AM – 4:45PM
  • Wine Garden, 5PM – 9PM
  • Arts Stage, 5PM – 8:45PM 
  • Arts in the Park, 5PM – 9PM  
  • Beer Garden, 5PM – 10PM
  • Vendors, 5PM – 8PM
  • Main Stage, 6PM – 9:15PM

Saturday, August 15th

  • Pancake Breakfast (at Fire Station), 7AM – 11AM
  • Fun Run, 8AM – 11AM
  • Plein Air Paintout, 9AM – 3PM
  • Vendors, 10AM – 8PM
  • Model Train Show, 10AM – 5PM
  • Grand Parade, 11AM – 12PM
  • Arts in the Park, 11AM – 8PM
  • Steam Train Rides, 11:30AM – 4:45PM
  • Arts Stage, 12PM – 8:45 PM
  • Kids’ Paint Junction, 11AM – 3PM
  • Main Stage, 11:45AM – 9:15PM
  • Free Wagon Rides, 12PM – 3PM
  • Wine Garden, 12PM – 9PM
  • Beer Garden, 12PM – 10PM
  • Children’s Field of Fun, 12PM – 5PM
  • Timber Sports Shows, 1PM  – 3:30PM 

Sunday, August 16th

  • Legends Classic Car Show, 8AM – 4PM
  • History Comes Alive, 9AM – 4PM
  • Arts Stage, 9:30AM – 4PM
  • Vendors, 10AM – 4PM
  • Model Train Show, 10AM – 4PM
  • Celebrate 125 Years Of The Snoqualmie Depot, 10:45AM – 11:30AM
  • Arts in the Park, 11AM – 4PM
  • Beer Garden, 11AM – 3PM
  • Main Stage, 11:30AM – 3PM
  • Steam Train Rides, 11:30AM – 4:45PM
  • Wine Garden, 12PM – 4PM
  • Children’s Field of Fun, 12PM – 5PM
  • Timber Sports Shows, 1PM – 3:30PM 
Snoqualmie Firefighters cook breakfast at the 2014 Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Station. Photo: City of Snoqualmie

Snoqualmie Firefighters cook breakfast at the 2014 Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Station. Photo: City of Snoqualmie

2014 Railroad Days Grand Parade. Photo: City of Snoqualmie

2014 Railroad Days Grand Parade. Photo: City of Snoqualmie

Wagon rides through historic Snoqualmie at the 2014 Railroad Days. Photo: City of Snoqualmie

Wagon rides through historic Snoqualmie at the 2014 Railroad Days. Photo: City of Snoqualmie

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