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A Halloween Spooktacular with a Thomas Twist

a close up of a toy

What’s better than the excitement of Halloween? How about a Halloween event featuring our favorite little blue engine? You’re invited to join us at Strasburg Rail Road’s Spooktacular event, combining the seasonal fun of Halloween with the whimsy of steam trains, Thomas the Tank Engine™ and pal, Mavis. Come in your family-friendly Halloween costumes and celebrate the fall season October 25-27. The Strasburg Rail Road’s not-too-spooky Spooktacular delights kids young and old with a traintastic mash-up of fall-themed activities, Cranky Cars, our exclusive miniature steam train, the Pint-sized Pufferbelly, plus beloved characters from the classic TV show, Thomas the Tank Engine.

You’re sure to have a blast riding in our Halloween-decorated historic train cars as you travel through scenic farmland that is changing colors for fall. Before and after your ride, enjoy the many great activities included with the purchase of your ticket.

  • Halloween costume contest
  • Trick or Treat stations
  • Face painting
  • Pumpkin decorating
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Thomas storytelling
  • Imagination station
  • Pufferbelly train
  • Cranky Cars
  • Mini Thomas ride
  • Fall-themed games
  • Meeting Sir Topham Hatt™
  • Photos with Thomas and Mavis
  • And more!

Get to know Mavis

Known for her spunk, Mavis is a feisty but friendly diesel engine who partners with Thomas when Steamies and Diesels need to work together to accomplish a task. Mavis can usually be found relocating trucks at the Ffarquhar Quarry, but this October, Mavis will make her debut at Strasburg Rail Road’s Spooktacular event.

Whether you ride behind Thomas, Mavis, one of Strasburg Rail Road’s historic steam engines, or all three, you’re guaranteed to have a special day with Thomas, Mavis & The Strasburg Spooktacular. Click here to learn more about the event, or reserve tickets ahead of the event by booking today. We’ll see you there!