The Getaway: Railroad Days Festival

Railroad Days in Camak, Ga.


Train enthusiasts might want to chug on over to Camak, Ga., on Saturday for the annual Railroad Days Festival.

The festival theme is appropriate for the town, which was founded in 1898 at the junction of the Georgia Railroad lines to Augusta, Savannah, Atlanta and Macon.

The festival, which will be held in the center of town from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will feature music, games, children's rides (including a kiddie train ride), car and antique tractor shows, and arts and crafts. Martin-Marietta Materials will offer shuttle rides to visitors who would like to tour its nearby rock quarry.

While in Camak, check out exhibits from the Georgia Carolina Model Railroad Association, railroad memorabilia and a history of the railroad.

"It's just a good day to spend with the family," said Susan Reese, one of the event's organizers.

Camak is in Warren County and is about 45 miles west of Augusta.


Railroad Days Festival

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

COST: Free

GET THERE: Take I-20 to exit 165, turn left and take Georgia Highway 80 four miles to Camak.