Ride the Pumpkin Patch Train

October 13 - 28

It’s the Fall harvest season so what better way to celebrate and welcome in the cooler weather than with a short ride on a vintage train to the Danbury Railway Museum’s Pumpkin Patch.  This popular annual family event will take place on three weekends, October 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28; with trains departing hourly beginning half hour after opening each day; last train at 3:30 p.m.

Ride the Pumpkin Patch Train through the historic railyard in a 1920's passenger coach, pulled by a vintage ALCo RS-1 diesel-electric locomotive (or other vintage locomotive, subject to availability) to the special pumpkin patch where each child ages 2-12 will receive a free pumpkin.  Of course, the exhibits, artifacts, and multiple operating model train layouts inside the restored over 100-year old Danbury station will be open for your education and entertainment.  The kids can also enjoy the free activities such as the “coloring station,” temporary tattoos, cider & cookies, and more.  There is a fully-stocked gift shop on the premises.  No reservations are required; the event will be held rain or shine.  Children are encouraged to come in costume.


Danbury Railway Museum
120 White St.
Danbury, CT 06810
United States




(203) 778-8337

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