Take a scenic autumn drive to one of Georgia’s “Better Hometown” communities to greet the arrival of train excursions to Summerville, Georgia on October 4th through November 2th.  Each weekend, local activities will begin prior to the arrival of the historic steam locomotive and train from the Tennessee Valley Railroad. The train is expected to steam into Summerville at approximately 1 p.m. on each of these Railroad Days.

Following the train’s arrival, visitors may watch as the historic #610 steam locomotive is detached from the train and turned on the massive 95 ton Summerville Railroad Turntable.

            Visit the restored historic Summerville Railroad Depot which was a filming location in the recent HBO movie about President Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Warm Springs.”

            Linger in this beautiful town to enjoy weekly festivals and events as well as

downtown shops and restaurants.


                                                Calendar of Events 

October 4th                     Sum-Nelly Fall Festival

                                                            Dowdy Park- 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

 October 11th                     Pets in the Park

                                                Dowdy Park – 9 a.m.until 3 p.m.

 October 18th                             Sequoyah Art, Craft, and Antique Show

                                        featuring chain saw carvings by Jim Marbutt

Dowdy Park- 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.


October 25th                     “Steamin’ Hot” Stew and Chili Cook-Off

                                                Dowdy Park- 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

 November 1st and 2nd          Rattling Gourd Art Festival

                                                Chattooga County Civic Center

                                                            Saturday, Nov. 1st– 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Sunday,   Nov 2nd– 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.