Railroad Days Festival

Title Sponsor:

Stancil’s Marathon
905 S. Pollock Street
Selma, NC  27576

The Selma Railroad Days Festival is held on the first weekend in October each year. For 2021, the festival will be held Friday, October 1st and Saturday, October 2nd.

Presenting Sponsor:

Town of Selma
114 N. Raiford Street
Selma, NC  27576

Community Stage

Sponsored by:  Activate Selma

Kids Zone

Sponsored by: McClung’s Electrical & Plumbing

Railroad Days Vendor Applications

Be a Part of the Railroad Days!

Click the link below to register online

2021 Railroad Days Festival Vendor Registration

For more information, call Selma Parks and Recreation at 919-975-1411
Or email Melissa Dooley at mdooley@selma-nc.com

October 1st

  • Food Truck Rodeo Begins

  • Kendrix Singletary

    6pm - 9pm

October 2nd

  • 2021 Selma Railroad Days 5K Run/Walk benefiting My Kid’s Club


    The 45th Annual Railroad Days 5K Run/ Walk benefiting My Kid’s Club is Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 8:30am in Selma! We’re thrilled to host the event this year in-person (we also have a virtual option for those who want to participate from anywhere). REGISTER NOW at https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Selma/SelmaRailroadRun5K and take advantage of our Early Bird special. We can’t wait to see you there! All proceeds benefit My Kid’s Club and Johnston County youth.

  • Vendors Open


    A variety of vendors will be set up for you to browse and shop locally for goods and/or services.

  • Food Trucks Open

  • McClung’s Electrical & Plumbing Kids Zone Opens


    $5 unlimited bounce wristbands

    Kids zone inflatables will feature:

    Giant Obstacle Course

    Giant Double Slide

    Double Skee Ball Game

    Single bouncer for girls

    Single bouncer for boys

  • Main Stage: Rivermist Band

    12pm - 2pm

  • Activate Selma Community Stage


    The Activate Selma Community Stage Line Up

    TIME                            GROUP NAME

    12:00 – 12:20               Baker School of Dance
    12:30 – 12:50               Sassy Feet
    1:00 – 1:20                   All-Aboard Hollerin’ Contest
    1:30 – 1:50                   Tippy Toes Dance 
    2:00 – 2:20                   Dragon TaeKwonDo
    2:30 – 2:50                   Downtown Nutrition
    3:00 – 3:20                   Artistry in Motion
    3:30 – 3:50                   Nicks Flippin Kids
    4:00 – 4:10                   Miss Hispanic Heritage Johnston County
    4:15 – 5:00                   Selma Yellow Jackets Cheerleaders

  • Main Stage: The Stingrayz Band

    3pm - 5pm

  • Event Closes


Model Train Display

North Raleigh Model Railroad Club

The Model Train Display will be held at the Selma Historic Union Depot Train Station

Friday, October 1st form 9a-5p
Saturday, October 2nd from 9a-5p.
This display will be open to the public at Historic Union Depot – 500 E. Railroad Street, Selma.
Cost is FREE!  Donations to the North Raleigh Model Railroad Club are accepted and appreciated.

Mascot Race

Preceding the parade, is our 4th Annual Mascot Race in front of Town Hall.

Watch as mascots from area businesses and schools compete for the coveted CHAMPION Trophy!

Held in front of Town Hall – 114 N. Raiford Street – the mascots will show their best dancing moves as each one is introduced and based on audience applause, we will determine the winner of the BEST SWAGGER!

Mascots scheduled to race:

Selma Elementary Yellow Jacket

5th Annual Chew Chew Food Truck Rodeo

The Railroad Days Festival continues Friday evening with the Chew Chew Food Truck Rodeo Friday, October 1st from 5p-9p. Food trucks will be parked on Webb street in Downtown Selma.
Food Trucks scheduled to serve:

Krab Kingz
Mama Nem’s Soul Food
Taco’s El Corral
Fired Up Pizza
Mighty Fine Concessions

Railroad Days Parade

The Railroad Days Parade will step off at 10:30 am from Selma Elementary School

Click HERE to Register — Free to enter except for Businesses

Preceding the parade, is our 4th Annual Mascot Race in front of Town Hall.  Watch as mascots from area businesses and schools compete for the coveted CHAMPION Trophy!

All Aboard Hollerin’ Contest

The ever popular All-Aboard Hollerin’ Contest

To be held on the Activate Selma Community Stage on Saturday, Oct. 2nd at 1:00 pm
Join us in celebrating Railroad Days.
There will be two categories:  Adult (ages 13+) and Youth (ages 0-12)

Perform your best impression of a train conductors “All Aboard”.
REMEMBER:  Performers in costume will earn you extra bonus points.

Registration is at Town Hall – 114 N. Raiford Street – from 12p – 12:30p
Contest will start at: 1:00 pm
Winners will be determined by audience applause.
Winners will be presented to the public at 2:30pm on the Main Stage located on Webb Street.

The 2020 Winner of the Adult division All-Aboard Hollerin’ Contest

Teresa Grant

For more information on our annual Railroad Days Festival, please contact Selma Parks and Recreation at 919-975-1411.