23rd Annual Glory Days Festival Celebrates Railroading & Transportation in Historic Downtown White River Junction
Sep 10, 2015 03:03PM
By Kirsten Gehlbach
Murder Mystery Dinner Train
New this year is a Murder Mystery Dinner Train on board the Green Mountain Railroad on Saturday, September 12, sponsored by the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce. Murder mysteries are popular events nationwide, and this one has the added attraction of a dinner train. The performance will be produced by RJ Crowley Productions, veterans of many murder mystery productions with performances at area inns and businesses. In this fun-filled entertainment, characters, comedy, and corpses abound.
The mystery begins on Saturday at 4:30pm at the Welcome Center in White River Junction. Elixir will provide pre-boarding hors d’oeuvres, followed by a 5:30pm departure for a three-hour train excursion on the Green Mountain Railroad and a three-course meal catered by Coventry Catering, along with a cash bar. The mystery will unfold along the tracks.
Tickets are limited and can be reserved online at www.hartfordvtchamber.com at $65 dollars per person.
MenuAppetizer: Mesclun Greens, blueberries and feta, lemon–poppy seed dressing
Entrée: choose from the following three: Pork Tenderloin with Berry Chipotle Sauce, Poached Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce, White Mushroom Lasagna
Sides: Rice Pilaf, Squash Puree
Dessert: Apple Crisp with Spiced Whipped Cream
Beverages with a cash bar
Other Festival Events
Festival events include a children’s stage and entertainment, music on the main stage, an evening photo shoot, dinner train, train-ride excursions along the Connecticut River, a LEGO train show, a model train show, engine displays, vintage cars and tractors, carnival rides, and food.
On Saturday, excursion tickets for a 45-minute ride along the Connecticut River will be sold at the festival for $10 per person. Children ages 2 and under ride free. Saturday excursions begin at 10:30am. On Sunday, there will be two longer 90-minute excursions at 10am and at 2pm for $15 per person.
Glory Days Festival Scheduled Highlights
Saturday, September 12, and Sunday, September 13, 2015
Music Starts at 10 am
Saturday, September 12
Green Mountain Train Excursions on the hour beginning at 10:30am – last train departs at 2:45pm
Main stage music begins at 10am and continues until 4pm
Children’s shows at 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm
Murder Mystery Dinner Train departs at 5:30pm
Night Train Photo Shoot at 8pm – directly following the dinner train
Sunday, September 13
Two Green Mountain Train Excursions
departing at 10am and 2pm (90-minute excursions along the Connecticut River)