LaGrange Railroad and Antique Festival Art Show

Its not very often that an art and antique show comes along that can be just as appealing to adults as it can children. I know that my two-year old son will be just as intrigued with the variety of “choo choos”  showcased in the LaGrange Railroad and Antique Festival Art Show as my husband and I will be.  The multimedia art show is running now through Novermber10th and features trains and train related subjects.  The event is sponsored by the Oldham County Arts Association and will take place in Gallery 104 located at 104 East Main Street in LaGrange. The event is free. 

LaGrange itself is a great place to go if you want an opportunity to check out a train up close. Known for it’s railroad line running through the town’s center, LaGrange’s unique city layout offers visitors a chance to get up close and personal with a locomotive. Apart from the train tracks providing a unique experience, LaGrange has so much more to offer. LaGrange is a great place to spend a day and unwind. LaGrange is the largest community in Oldham County and it’s location away from the busy city makes it a desirable place for many to call home. LaGrange has a close-knit, small town atmosphere that is both comforting and peaceful. LaGrange’s historic downtown is filled with restaurants, ice cream parlors, and specialty shops that attracts visitors from all around.  

While you are in LaGrange checking out the Railroad and Antique Festival Art Show, stop by one of their excellent restaurants for a bite to eat.  LaGrange may be considered a small town, but it does not lack in having a variety of great food. Irish Rover Too, Steve O’s Italian Kitchen, and Big R’s Barbeque are all great choices. 

The Railroad and Antique Festival Art Show is a precursor for what is to come.  Mark your calendars for October 12th and 13th, because LaGrange will be hosting the popular Railroad Festival. Friday and Saturday will be packed full of events that encompass the town’s love of trains.  A Discover Downtown LaGrange Event, this will be the third year of the festival, and it is getting bigger every year.  The streets of LaGrange will be filled with different varieties of entertainment. Music, farm-fresh foods, and antique cars are just a few of the entertainment options you will find at the Railroad Festival.  Last year’s festival included such events as the History Center activities, a farmer’s market, a scale model train swap, and a Fall City live steamers train rides. The Railroad Festival’s true missions is to celebrate the town of LaGrange’s railroad legacy. It was the expansion of the railroad in the 1850’s that ultimately lead to the city being the largest in Oldham County.  LaGrange’s history is enveloped in the railroad that run’s through it, and this festival was created to celebrate that.

This year’s festival is supposed to be bigger and better then ever before, so grab your kids and come out to enjoy the fall weather and everything locomotive.  

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