Summerville To Host Train Arrivals, Mini Renaissance Festival & Sunday Dinner At The Depot This Weekend
The Tennessee Valley Railroad’s Summerville Steam Excursion is set to arrive at the historic Summerville Depot this Saturday and Sunday. Train arrivals and the turning of the antique steam engines are a highlight for rail fans of all ages. Tickets for these excursions are purchased through the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum at www.tvrail.com . These vintage train rides follow a historic route from Grand Junction Station in Chattanooga to the Historic Summerville Depot. Summerville welcomes the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum and its passengers by opening the historic depot to the public and with activities, entertainment, and events planned for each train arrival. Each event hosted is unique to itself.
Summerville Mini Renaissance Festival – October 14
Dress as royalty, fairies, pirates, and peasants while you enjoy shopping, art, games, and a feast fit for a king. The SummervilleMini Renaissance Festival will return with pageantry, arts, music, dancing, artisans, theater, food, and more. Renaissance Performers will be on hand to give festival goers a magical experience. This year’s festival will be moved back to the Summerville Depot, where it originated. Festival hours are from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Event goers can expect the added attraction of the train arrival around 1:00 p.m.
Old Fashioned Sunday Dinner and Train Arrival At The Depot – October 15
On Sunday, step back in time to a slower pace of life and enjoy an “Old Fashioned Sunday Dinner” at the Historic Summerville Depot. Event goers will have the opportunity to enjoy an “Old Fashioned Sunday Dinner” while being entertained by live bluegrass and gospel music by Low Down Revival. The meal will be served by Jim’s Family Restaurant at the cost of $7.25 for a meat and 2 vegetables, or $6.45 for a 3 vegetable plate. Drinks and desserts will also be available.
An arrival of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Passenger Train is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. and a turning of the Summerville Turntable will also be featured. The depot will open to the public at 11:00 a.m., with the event hours of 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. As always, this event is free for the public to attend. For additional information visit the City of Summerville Georgia Facebook page.