In partnership with the Wilson County Fair, the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee will operate a special Music City Star excursion train to the Wilson County Fair on Aug. 16 and Aug. 23.
Two trains will operate both Saturdays, and an allotment of 400 tickets will be available to the general public for each trip each week. The cost is $20 for those 13 and older and $15 for children 6-12. There is no charge for children 5 and younger.
The ticket includes round-trip train fare and one-day admission to the fair. Parking is free at all of the outlying stations, including Donelson at 2705 Lebanon Pike; Hermitage at 4121 Andrew Jackson Pkwy.; Mt. Juliet at 22 E. Division St.; Martha at 65 Martha Circle; and Lebanon at 334 W. Baddour Pkwy. Customers are encouraged to park at these stations as there is no parking available at Riverfront Station.
Tickets are available for purchase online at ticketsnashville.com and wilsoncountyfair.net with a credit card. Tickets will be on sale until 24 hours prior to departure or until they are sold out, whichever comes first.
Each Saturday during the fair, the Music City Star will depart from Riverfront Station at 11 a.m., stop in Donelson at 11:12 a.m., Hermitage at 11:26 a.m., Mt. Juliet at 11:35 a.m., Martha at 11:45 a.m., Lebanon at 11:55 a.m., and arrive at a temporary fairgrounds station at 12:05 p.m.
A second train will depart from Riverfront Station at 2 p.m., stop in Donelson at 2:12 p.m., Hermitage at 2:26 p.m., Mt. Juliet at 2:35 p.m., Martha at 2:45 p.m., Lebanon at 2:55 p.m., and arrive at a temporary fairgrounds station at 3:05 p.m.
The return trains to Nashville will leave the fairgrounds at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., respectively.
Customers who purchased the special tickets will need to show their ticket to train personnel for scanning when boarding on both trips. Children 5 and younger will need a printed ticket, and parents should request these tickets when they make their purchase. Weekday Music City Star tickets and passes are not accepted on the Wilson County Fair train.
Backpacks and folding chairs will be allowed onboard. Any items that will not fit underneath the seat, such as large coolers, bikes and wagons, are not permitted on the train.
For more information, visit the Wilson County Fair website at wilsoncountyfair.net.