Hamilton, New York, USA

The Great Chocolate Train Festival
September 21, 2013 10am-1pm
Village Green
Hamilton, NY

September 27, 1955 marked a unique moment in history for Hamiltonians. An Ontario & Western (O&W) train got diverted from the main track, causing it to speed through a coal shed and crash to the ground. The good news was no one was injured; the great news was the train's cargo of chocolate bars were spilled everywhere; causing it to be dubbed as “the Chocolate Wreck.”

2013 marks the fifth year of the festival, produced by the Partnership for Community Development, which commemorates this event. This year the festival takes place on September 21st, 10am-1pm, with local and regional artists, musicians, and merchants and community organizations blending together art, culture, education, and entertainment. There is NO charge to attend the festival, though some chocolate vendors do charge for their merchandise and chocolate. The live music is FREE. Join us for a sweet celebration of history, chocolate, trains, amazing live music, rides and games, and more!

Watch for more details on the festival as they are announced...


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