Texas State Railroad's 'Pumpkin Patch'

Safe and Fun Festivities This Halloween Season

Pumpkin Patch at Texas State Railroad

Unleash the kids this harvest season and set them loose on a Pumpkin Patch full of interactive games, prizes, tricks and treats! Every Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7 through 29, kids of all ages can ride the historic rails from the Rusk, Texas train depot to Texas State Railroad's very own Pumpkin Patch.

These daytime events, with 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. departure options, are fun, not frightening; perfect for all ages. Wearing costumes adds to the enthusiasm so passengers are encouraged to come attired in their Halloween best. Tiny boos and ghouls also will enjoy hopping in the bounce house and children may each select their own future jack-o-lantern to bring aboard the train.

The 90-minute layover at the Pumpkin Patch includes hayrides, spooky tunes and seasonal music; and safe, fun trick-or-treating on "Trick-or-Treat Street." A variety of food will be available for purchase at the Pumpkin Patch.

In our fast-paced world, folks often forget to slow down and unplug, to take time to savor tranquil moments big and small, to appreciate life and loved ones. An adventure aboard Texas State Railroad is the antidote to the modern world; back to wild forests, charming architecture, peaceful ranchland and vintage transportation.

Historic steam and diesel locomotives take passengers on a 50-mile round trip adventure along the celebrated Piney Woods Route of East Texas. This quintessential daytrip, only a few hours from the metropolitan communities of Dallas and Houston, will create memories that last a lifetime.  Steeped in local history, "The Official Railroad of Texas" whisks passengers back in time as it journeys between the quaint towns of Rusk and Palestine.

Passengers enjoy comfortable accommodations in early-1900s coaches, hosted by friendly and informative attendants as they travel along gently rolling hills. During the journey, the train passes over 24 bridges, including one over 1,000 feet long. Unusual railroad structures, such as the locomotive turntable located midway, dot the historic route.

In addition to the Pumpkin Patch, other events punctuate the calendar, including the popular Polar Express every Christmas season. Trains depart on a varied year-round schedule from Palestine or Rusk.  For more information visit www.texasstaterailroad.net or call 855-632-7729.

Source: Texas State Railroad

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Texas State Railroad has something for the whole family; tradition, comfort and adventure.
A three-hour train ride, with stops at historic depots in either Rusk or Palestine, shares a 25-mile journey through a State Park and 125 years of history.

Texas State Railroad
535 Park Rd 76
Rusk, TX

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