The Brookfield Public Library, Main Street Revitalization Committee and BNSF are hosting the second annual Railroad Days this Saturday.
The free event will feature local and railroad history, stories, lunch provided by Pepsi and much more for local families.
The second annual Brookfield Railroad Days is coming up Aug. 18. The event at the Brookfield Public Library will feature a hobo lunch provided by Pepsi, stories for kids, railroad and local history and a tour of the caboose off of Main Street. The event will also have $5 wristbands for kids 5 years old and older to have unlimited train rides and time in the bounce house. Children 4 years old and younger can get on all rides free of charge.
Brookfield Chamber of Commerce President Donna Hulett says the event is important for the community.
“The event has a lot of things for families to come and enjoy and learn about Brookfield’s railroad history,” Hulett said.
The event will educate young and old about the significance of the railroad in Brookfield. Circulation librarian Stephanie Bloss will be reading stories about the railroad during the event. There will also be a DVD to watch with more train history.
Library director Gina Smith says the event brings the community together.
“Railroads are our history, it’s how the town was founded,” Smith said. “It’s a bit of history, a bit of fun and a bit of community.”
BNSF will also be giving a safety demonstration and will have raffle baskets available at the event. Money raised by the raffle baskets will support the Linn County Food Pantry.