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Chester On Track
May 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Journey to Chester On Track, the 21st annual railroad-themed family festival in downtown Chester, MA on Saturday, May 21 from 9:00am to 4:00pm, held rain or shine. The event gathers some of the very best early industrial, railroad, military and artisan talent from three states. The event is FREE (donations accepted) and wheelchair accessible.
A 10am parade sets the pace for the day along Route 20 and through the downtown led by 2011 Parade Marshall Senator Michael Knapik. The Senator will also present a proclamation recognizing the 170th anniversary of this pioneering railway.
Guests may visit with living history re-enactors from the, 10th Massachusetts Regiment Civil War, Continental Regiment Revolutionary War, Civilian Conservation Corps and Storrowtown Village Irish immigrant railroad workers. Stop by the train show at the depot & craft fair on the lawns of the Chester Inn. Marvel at the Pioneer Valley Live Steamers large scale steam locos the station grounds and the ‘one-lung’ steam & gas engine demos on Main St. There will be classic cars from Model ‘T’s to Corvettes and everything in between.
Admission to event is free, reserved parking is $1. Chester is located on Route 20 along the Jacobs Ladder Scenic Byway, between Lee and Westfield.