The Pumpkin Festival is being held at the Whippany Railway Museum on
Sunday, October 4
Special "Pumpkinliner" caboose trains make frequent departures from the Museum site throughout the day. Trains depart at 12:30, 1:15, 2:00, 2:45, 3:30, 4:15, and 5:00PM.
All trains run, rain or shine!
Infants On Laps, One-year of age and under : FREE
Jersey Coast Club car are $3 each additional
Ticket price includes admission to the Museum grounds, Museum building which houses historical railroad, steam ship memorabilia displays, operating model trains, gift shop and the outdoor operating large scale model trains.
Any remaining unsold Tickets go on sale, cash only, EACH OPERATING DAY at 12 Noon, at the ticket office on the Museum grounds
15th Annual Pumpkin Festival
Train Rides and Halloween Crafts/Vendor Fair
RAIN OR SHINE - THERE IS NO RAIN DATE
Celebrate the Fall Harvest and the Season of the Witch at the WHIPPANY RAILWAY MUSEUM with train rides and a Halloween crafts/vendor fair from 12:30 to 5:30 PM, Rain or Shine.
You and your family can enjoy an afternoon amid the Color and Spirit of Fall in the Whippanong Valley of Morris County, New Jersey.
Autumn is a Season of Family Fun, and the Pumpkin, the reassuring signal of seasonal passage, never fails to bring forth the image of cool nights, bright harvest moons, crackling fires, and the warmth of family and friends. And when pumpkins appear, they take on a playful appearance, alerting everyone that the special magic of HALLOWEEN, with its goblins, ghouls, and witches lies just around the corner.
ONLINE TICKET ORDERINGis available for this event up to 2 hours before departure! Any remaining train ride tickets will be sold throughout the day on a first-come, first-served basis, CASH ONLY, at the Museum ticket office on the day of the event. No refunds on prepaid tickets
Take a relaxing, nostalgic 30-minute trip into the past onboard the "Pumpkinliner". The enjoyable excursion follows the route of the Historic "Whippanong Trail", and will feature ANTIQUE CABOOSES you can ride in. Trains depart at 12:30; 1:15; 2:00; 2:45; 3:30; 4:00 buy advance tickets online.
Vendors will be admitted at 9 AM and permitted to erect SMALL, individual tents/cabanas to protect themselves and their wares from sun or inclement weather. Vendors are responsible for bringing and setting up their own tables and chairs. For further information and details, or to reserve your space, contact the Whippany Railway Museum at P.O. Box 16, Whippany, NJ 07981-0016 or by phone at (973) 887-8177. Alternately, you may view and print the application form by clicking here (2014 version, in Adobe PDF format).
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