North Carolina's Amtrak will make
special stops in Lexington for the city's renowned 32nd Annual
Barbecue Festival on Saturday, Oct. 24.
As part of the free festival, the
streets of Historic Uptown Lexington are transformed into a playground with
food, entertainment, shopping and lots of family fun. It all begins at 8:30
a.m. and runs until 6 p.m. More than 100,000 people are expected to attend and
enjoy the flavor of slow-cooked pork barbecue that makes the city the "Barbecue
Capital of the World." For more details, visit the festival website.
The Piedmont and Carolinian trains
running between Raleigh and Charlotte will stop in Lexington in the morning and
afternoon. The temporary train stop is not wheelchair accessible.
Getting to the Festival
Take the morning (7 a.m.) Piedmont 73 train or mid-day (11:45
a.m.) Piedmont 75 train to the festival. Both trains make stops at Cary, Durham,
Burlington, Greensboro, High Point and Lexington. The Piedmont 73 arrives at the Lexington Barbecue Hospitality Center at 9:05 a.m.; while the Piedmont 75
arrives at the festival at 1:50 p.m.
Take the morning (7 a.m.) Carolinian 80 train or the mid-day
(noon) Piedmont 74 train to the
festival. Both trains make stops at Kannapolis, Salisbury and Lexington. The Carolinian 80 arrives at the Lexington
Barbecue Hospitality Center at 7:59 a.m.; while the Piedmont 74 arrives at the festival at 12:57 p.m.
Take Piedmont 74 departing at 12:59 p.m. and arriving in Raleigh at 3:11
p.m.; or Piedmont 76 departing at
6:14 p.m. and arriving in Raleigh at 8:26 p.m. Both trains leave from the
festival and stop at High Point, Greensboro, Burlington, Durham, Cary and Raleigh.
Take Piedmont 75 departing at 1:52 p.m. and arriving in Charlotte at
2:55 p.m.; or Carolinian 79 departing
at 7:06 p.m. and arriving in Charlotte at 8:12 p.m. Both leave from the
festival and stop at Salisbury, Kannapolis and Charlotte.
Book your tickets using Station
Code LEX. For best fares, book early!