Interested in some family-friendly fun? Crocker Railroad Days is the first fall festival of the season.

Family friendly fun
The 2017 Railroad Days celebrations will take place on Saturday, September 2 and Sunday September 3. This family-friendly street fair celebrates Crocker’s railroad roots, and will be filled with vendors, bounce houses and live music along with raffles, a live auction and a parade.

Carole Mink, vice president of the Crocker Community Park Board, said in a message to the Waynesville Daily Guide that this year’s Railroad Days will be different than previous years.

“We’ll have a lot more kid events this year, since it is a family event,” she said.
Carole explained there will be much more events aimed at kids and families than there’s been in past years. According to Carole, there will be an entire area set up entirely for kids to enjoy.

The parade will take place on Saturday, taking off from the school pakring lot and marching to the park. Lineup for the parade is at 10:30 a.m. Afterwards, the military band will treat attendees to the national anthem at 1 p.m. in order to begin the crowning events for queen and court, according to Carole Mink.

Addtional activities at this year’s Railroad Days include a greased pig chase, RC cars available for children, a petting zoo, Girl Scout crafts and bobbing for apples, The Fire Department will also be operating a dunk booth and a “smashed car” for everyone to enjoy.

Even though the main event is on Saturday, September 2, there will be a free concert in the park on Friday the 1st to kick off the festivities, and this year’s big concert will feature the Bad News Band.

With the location being changed to the park and more kid-themed events being planned, Carole said she hopes parents will be encouraged to stay longer and enjoy the festivities with their families.

“We are really excited and I hope we have a good turnout,” said Carole Mink. “We’ve worked hard and changed things up a bit.” 

Event details

When:  Saturday, September 2 to Sunday, September 3
Where: Downtown Crocker
Time:  9 a.m. to 9. p.m.
Cost:  Free

Additional information: Contact Crocker City Hall 573-736-5327