Summerville Trains and Tracks Expo

The free Summerville Trains and Tracks Expo is slated for this weekend.

Whether you’re a train enthusiast or trying to find something to do with the whole family, a fun and educational expo is coming to the Summerville Depot.

The Trains and Tracks Expo takes place this weekend at the Historic Summerville Depot on East Washington Street.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free.

One of the major highlights of the event is the Chattanooga Modular Modelers’ train exhibit.

The non-profit organization aims to help educate the public on the role of railroads in the nation’s history through model trains.

Their exhibit will showcase techniques on building and assembling these models, as well as the electrical component to the models.

The expo also will feature tables of model trains, accessories, scale models and collectible toys from North Georgia Module Rail Group and exhibitors from Tunnel Hill and Cumming. There will be a Kids Zone for the younger attendees with inflatables and miniature train rides.

Food and craft vendors also will be at the event and there will be railroad memorabilia for sale. The Tennessee Valley Railroad passenger train will arrive both days around 1 p.m. and the antique steam engine will be turned on the depot’s turntable.

Music entertainer Jaycee Lynne will be performing at the event both days to help promote the release of her upcoming single, “Missouri Roots.” Towards the end of Sunday, a double steam engine will arrive and will be available for people to take pictures with.

On Saturday, North Georgia EMC will present “Power Town,” a miniature electrical safety demonstration town. The purpose of “Power Town” is to help promote indoor and outdoor electrical safety awareness as well as teach eco-friendly and cost-efficient ways to use electricity.

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