Railfest Fillmore, California is the annual celebration of trains is presented by the Santa Clara River Valley Railroad Historical Society and the Fillmore & Western Railway.
If you love trains this family-friendly event is for you. At Railfest there will model train displays, antique farm equipment, arts, and craft booths.
Fillmore & Western Railway will be displaying props from movies that were filmed at the historic railway including the engine that was used in the movie Inception.
Pictures and props from hundreds of films and television shows are on display plus a vintage steam train will be running the weekend of Railfest with three departures on Saturday and two on Sunday. Visitors can also get a ride on a speeder car (track maintenance car).
Adjacent to the Fillmore and Western Station in Fillmore’s Central Park there will be exhibits from the railroad organization, arts and crafts booths, model train layouts and display of Antique Farm Equipment.
Food vendors will be on hand offering everything from Tri-Tip BBQ to hot dogs for the kids.
Rancho Camulos, located just east of Piru on Highway 126, will be celebrating Railfest and will be giving guided tours.
Railfest proceeds benefit the non-profit Santa Clara River Valley Railroad Historical Society and its railroad restoration efforts, which include the restoration of the RR Turntable, a future Roundhouse, and a Railroad Interpretive Center.
About Fillmore and Western Railway
Fillmore & Western Railway tourist train which takes you on a twenty mile round trip aboard vintage 1940 Pullman cars. Excursions include Heritage Valley scenic trips, Christmas trains, Halloween Specials, Murder Mystery Dinner Train, Mothers Day, and Fathers Day Trains
Getting to Railfest Fillmore
Railfest is held in Fillmore’s Central Park, corner of Central Ave. and Main St. Railfest Fillmore April 28 -29, 2018. Festival hours are 9 am to 5 pm
Direction to Fillmore: take Highway 126 from Ventura or Santa Clarita (Magic Mountain. To purchase train tickets go to the Red Ticket Caboose (the center one), located next to Fillmore City Hall, 250 Central Ave (north side).
General Offices: 351 Santa Clara, Fillmore, Ca. 93015. More about the Fillmore & Western Railway