Vendor space, sponsorships available for railroad festival

CENTRAL — The Central Railroad Festival will pull into historic downtown Central on Saturday, April 26, with music, great food and festivities for all ages.

The Railroad Festival celebrates the rich heritage of Central, so named because the town is situated at the “central” point of the railroad line between Atlanta and Charlotte. The festival will offer free entertainment for all ages, free tours of the Central Railway Museum, hands-on activities for youngsters and more.

Arts and crafts vendors are invited to sign up for a space during the festival, which begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m. along Main Street. For details, contact Lindsey Newton at (864) 654-1200 or email Vendor information and applications are available at

The festival is also seeking sponsorships at various levels. Details and a sponsorship form are available at