Special Events


We have a full slate of Special Events for 2019 here at the Big South Fork Scenic Railway! On April 20th, our popular Easter Bunny Express kicks off the season- get in touch today for details!

Join us May 4th, as we celebrate the Kentucky Derby, the South’s oldest sporting event, with the Kentucky Derby Train. All kids 8 and under are invited to compete in stick horse races. Winners of each race will receive a certificate and a rose. There will be a hat contest for ladies. Winner will get roses. Trains will depart with a live performance of Stephen Foster’s state song, ‘My Old Kentucky Home, Goodnight,’ and a live musician’s call to post.

Whistle Stop, located inside the historic depot, will serve traditional Derby Day food in the restaurant.

The trip will last approximately 1 hour to 1.5 hour, in an 8 mile round trip journey into Kentucky’s coal country.

By far our most popular event of the year is The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride! For more information on that, please visit our dedicated Polar Express website!