Take a train car capable of running on the Mebane Train Display, and give it your own personal Holiday flair. The Mebane Train Display is hosting a Holiday Train Car Decorating Contest, which will allow local youths the opportunity to get their car connected with the rest of the popular local train display during the upcoming Holiday season.
There are two age categories of design contestants - 12 and under, and ages 13 through 16.
Adults who wish to make a Holiday car are welcome to submit a decorated car and the Mebane Train Display will gladly include it in what is run this year. Cars will be available for return, if requested, after 2:00 p.m. on January 11, 2020.
All entries will be put on the Mebane Train Display’s track as soon as they are submitted and be made part of the Holiday trains that will run during each opening date until Saturday, January 11, 2020. All contestant entrants have the option to have their picture along with their car entry posted to the Display’s Facebook page. The winner from each category will have the option of being featured on TheMebaneTrainDisplay.com as well as having their name included as part of next year’s Holiday decorations on the Display’s layout.
There are no limitations to the type of train car or materials used other than the cars have to be O-gauge and capable of riding on a 3-rail track. There are many affordable used train cars on Ebay. The Mebane Train Display encourages residents to search there to find just the right car. However, their volunteers scoured the tables at the last Train Show to find several used cars that we can provide free to young people that express a desire to participate.
The cars provided by the Mebane Train Display are not expected to be returned to any sort of original condition after use. So have fun and be as creative as you can! Those cars will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis (while supplies last) at the Mebane Train Display on Tuesday evenings between 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. or during any of our remaining Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. openings this year beginning on Saturday, November 30.
This event is sponsored by the Mebane Train Group. If you have additional questions, please message the Mebane Train Group through its Facebook page or website (TheMebaneTrainDisplay.com).