Chester has a fascinating and vibrant history as a railroad town that is preserved by our local institutions the Chester Foundation and Chester Historical Society (you can read more about the history of Chester in this CTC blog article by Chester Foundation President and Cultural Preservationist Dave Pierce here).
The Chester Foundation also celebrates this history every May with the CHESTER ON TRACK festival. This year’s festival will be on May 17 from 9am-4pm, rain or shine on Main Street Chester. The festival consists of numerous events including a parade, train show, antique fire engines, petting zoo, craft fair, and horse-drawn wagon rides. You can download a flier about the festival here.
Can’t make it to Chester On Track? You can stlll visit the Chester Railway Station, Chester’s historic train station and museum this summer. Open by appointment; call (413) 354-7878 or visit the Chester Railway Station website for more information.