Train Day

Ashland Train Day



Saturday, November 5, 2016
10am to 5pm  

An event for the whole family. Come visit us along the tracks for a day of fun and excitement. We have music, games, lots of model trains, children’s train rides, food, railroad related vendors, displays and of course our mascots – Cinder and Tender Bear, plus much, much more. So hop on board and come on down. Feel free to dress up for the day in your bib overalls, bandana and engineer hat. Don’t forget the camera!

Best of all, Train Day is FREE !!!

Due to limited parking, satellite parking is located in the Ashland-Junction (Roses) Shopping Center, Henry Clay School and St. Ann’s Church.

We’re on Facebook too, at “Ashland Train Day”! Event Map and Entertainment Schedule will be posted soon!  Questions/Have an Idea to Share?: Call 804.412.7288 our Train Day Hot Line Number or email

Ashland Train Day continues to grow!  As the crowds become larger, we offer  businesses, organizations and non-profits a great way to reach folks.  Don’t delay — apply for a Vendor Booth today!

Become a Train Day Vendor

Train Day News

Stay tuned for news about the upcoming Train Day!

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Train Day Survey 2015

Please take a moment to complete the on-line survey on Train Day 2015 (see the link below)!  Your feedback is greatly appreciated! Many thanks and we hope to see you again next year – November 5, 2016!


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Featured Business: Hickory Creek Antiques – the OTHER Visitors Center!

Hickory Creek Antiques (located at 427 England St in Ashland Town Center) is open 7 Days a Week!  Mon-Wed & Fri & Sat 10am-6pm, Thurs 10am-7pm and Sun 12-6pm.  Owners Jan and Roscoe Walker are great friends to many in Ashland and can be called ‘the other Ashland Visitors Center’ since they greet and direct many visitors crossing Route 1 since the opened 6 years ago.  Jan believes in true southern hospitality and will even provide homemade refreshments on the weekends!  Their store destination has been popular before they were officially opened.  Jan and Roscoe shared the story that while they were still setting up their store, a woman came in and asked to buy something.  The money from that purchase hangs on the wall by the register.      Click HERE to hear from Jan and Roscoe about how they got started in the Antique business!.

Through the promotion efforts of GayDonna Vandergriff of Vandergriff Consulting their store was recently visited by  I-95 Welcome Center officials from Fredericksburg. They loved what they saw at Hickory Creek Antiques and will continue to direct people to this popular antique spot!

unnamed (5)Jan and Roscoe’s sense of creativity and community spirit can be seen in many ways.  In the recent Bike Garden promotion in Ashland – they crafted two unique bikes.  One was a three car Train Bike complete with a lantern and smoke stack!  Their vintage Antique Bike (photo left) was featured in the Richmond-Times Dispatch.   They sponsor many activities in town including Ashland Strawberry Faire, Ashland Train Day and recently they offered Trick or Treating with Belle for the Halloween Spooktacular.
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Hickory Creek’s shop will be decorated for the holidays and free treats will be provided on Train Day!   Santa and the original Miller & Rhoads Snow Queen will highlight the event from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Bring your camera!  Plenty of free, convenient parking right outside our door.  Visit for more information.

Be sure to go by and wish Jan and Roscoe a Happy 6th Anniversary in the Center of the Universe – December 12th  is their store’s anniversary!  Ashland Main Street Association applauds businesses that make Ashland a ‘destination’ for visitors!  Thank you for all you do for our town.