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Saturday, July 22, 2017, 11:00am - 05:00pm
 Contact Lou Musante

Join us for Trolleyfest at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum. New this year will be a railroad paraphernalia tag sale, old-time sandwiches and pie for sale, games from the 1900's and foundry demonstrations, maple products for sale, velocipede demonstrations, and sampling of vinegar products.

These activities go from 11am-5pm:

  • Trolley rides
  • Pump car rides
  • Caboose rides powered by our trackmobile
  • Speeder rides
  • Wooden and electric trains to play with
  • Send a message via telegraph

Special Trolleyfest activities go from 11am-3pm:

  • Old time sandwiches and pie for sale
  • Velocipede demonstrations
  • Foundry demonstration of poured aluminum using traditional sand casting techniques
  • Railroad paraphernalia tag sale
  • An expanded offering of Lionel, K-Line and other toy trains, track, etc. for sale
  • Trolley era reenactors riding the trolley

Hands-on demonstrations from the trolley era will take place from 11am-3pm, including:

  • Cider pressing and sampling
  • Butter making and sampling
  • Toolmaking
  • Games from the 1900's
  • Weaving on adult- and child-friendly looms
  • Milk a "cow"
  • Copper polishing with apple cider vinegar
  • Vinegar product sampling, such as switchel, pickles, and vinegar pie

Marie Betts Bartlett, author of "The Little Yellow Trolley Car," will read her book at 1:15pm.

Raffle tickets for local restaurants, including West End Pub, 99 Main St., and McCuskers, and many other trolley and railroad museums in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, and New Hampshire will be available, and the drawing will be done at the conclusion of Trolleyfest.

Location Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, Shelburne Falls