LEXINGTON - Get ready for a day filled with North Carolina barbecue, live music and family friendly attractions as NC By Train gets you to the Lexington Barbecue Festival on Oct. 28, dropping you off just steps from the fun, thanks to a one-day special train stop.
Over 200,000 people are expected to attend this free festival, which spans a 10-block stretch of uptown Lexington with 400 vendors and plenty of barbecue. It all begins at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m.
NC By Train's Piedmont and Carolinian trains, which stop at seven stations between Charlotte and Raleigh, will drop off/pick up passengers in Lexington in the morning and afternoon. Get your tickets today and save 15 percent by visiting https://www.amtrak.com/ncsave15 (station code: LEX)!
Getting to the Festival
Take the morning (6:45 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 8:55 a.m., while the Piedmont 75 arrives at the festival at 1:55 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 8:01 a.m., while the Piedmont 74 arrives at the festival at 1:01 p.m.
Take Piedmont 74, departing at 1:01 p.m. and arriving in Raleigh at 3:21 p.m., or Piedmont 76, departing at 6:16 p.m. and arriving in Raleigh at 8:36 p.m. Both trains leave from the festival and stop at High Point, Greensboro, Burlington, Durham, Cary and Raleigh.
Take Piedmont 75, departing at 1:55 p.m. and arriving in Charlotte at 3:04 p.m., or Carolinian 79, departing at 7:37 p.m. and arriving in Charlotte at 8:44 p.m. Both leave from the festival and stop at Salisbury, Kannapolis and Charlotte.
For more information, visit the festival website at www.barbecuefestival.com.