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Special Stop at Lexington Barbecue Festival Oct. 24

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

From Raleigh:

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.

From Charlotte:

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.

Getting home

To Raleigh:

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.

To Charlotte:

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!

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2/15/2018 5:21 PM

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