Saturday, May 26, 2018

We’re trading high tides for train rides at New Hope Valley Railway’s Brew ‘n’ Choo Bonsal Beach Party on Saturday, May 26, 2018. You don’t need your swimsuit, but still plan on bringing your sunglasses and sunscreen to “Bonsal Beach” during Memorial Day weekend.

The family-friendly event offers one-hour, diesel-powered train excursions, along with festivities in the rail yard. Take photos in front of a tropical beach backdrop and listen to a DJ play beach music.

A beach-cookout menu including shrimp cocktail, grilled chicken, hot dogs and corn on the cob will be available for purchase, along with ice cream and non-alcoholic piña coladas and strawberry daiquiris. Adults ages 21+ can enjoy craft beer from Fortnight Brewing Company. Food and drink are not included in the ticket price.

Free short tours of the North Carolina Railway Museum are planned to begin 45 minutes before each train departure time and the Garden Railroad (G Scale) will also be operating.

Purchase tickets and see train departure times on our calendar.