Full steam ahead for Railroad Festival

By Jolene Constance

The Louisiana Railroad Days Festival, scheduled for Apr. 8-10, is gearing up with advance ticket sales scheduled to begin Wednesday, Mar. 31. Make sure and purchase the pre-sale tickets in time for Easter baskets at the Red Caboose which is set up on the Railroad Museum grounds.

Pre-sale tickets are $1 each, half off the cost of tickets purchased during the festival. When purchasing food, it will be covered. A designated area will be set up to eat food or you may get it to go. You will not be able to walk around and eat and drink due to wearing of the facemask.

Tables and chairs will be set up with a table crew to sanitize the area when finished. There will be approximately 20 food booths this year as well as carnival rides and games.

Governor Edwards has just released new COVID protocols. More changes will be announced as the Office of State Fire Marshal updates our festival plans. These mandates will be followed for your protection.