Railroad Days Festival

47th Annual Selma Railroad Days Festival

October 7-9, 2022

Downtown Selma, NC

Railroad Days Applications

Click the link below to register online:

For more information, call Selma Parks and Recreation at 919-975-1411

Or email Alyssa Fox at afox@selma-nc.com.

Presenting Sponsor:

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

Fireman Sponsor Level:

Station Master Sponsor Level:

Station Attendant Sponsor Level:

Community Stage

Sponsored by:  Activate Selma


Railroad Days Parade

The Railroad Days Parade will start line up at 9:30am and will step off at 10:30 am from Selma Elementary School parking lot.

2022 Railroad Days Parade Information

Preceding the parade, is our 5th Annual Mascot Race in front of Town Hall.  Watch as mascots from area businesses and schools compete for the coveted CHAMPION Trophy!

2022 Selma Firefighters Association Railroad Days BBQ Cook-Off & Sandwich Sale – October 7th

Teams will cook butts on the 7th and prepare them for sale by 5:00 p.m. A taster choice competition will begin at 5:30 p.m. For $5 bucks you can taste and judge all team’s BBQ. BBQ Sandwiches are for sale from 5:30 p.m. until sold out.

This year we will be adding a Rib Competition. The entry fee is $20.00 and is separate from the BBQ entry. Contestants will PROVIDE THEIR OWN RACK OF RIBS. Turn-in for rib judging is at 5pm.
To request a registration form email firechief@selma-nc.com. All registration forms and payments must be returned by September 30th. You can mail forms and payment to 201 N Webb St, Selma NC 27576, or drop them off in person with the Registration Fee.

Entertainment Line Up – Main Stage

Friday, October 7th 

5pm – Bad Decisions

8pm – The Tams

Saturday, October 8th 

2pm – Jimmy Deve

4pm – Rivermist

7pm – Who’s Bad



2022 Railroad Days Festival Pageant

Would you like to be the next Selma Railroad Days Queen? The Selma Railroad Days Pageant takes place September 24, 2022, prior to the Selma Railroad Days Festival, crowning the Miss Railroad Days and the Court. These five young ladies serve as ambassadors for the Town of Selma at various events throughout the year! Contestants must be 4-20 years of age and reside within a 20-mile radius of Johnston County.
Age Division (all ages as of 9/24/22):
  • Tiny Miss Railroad Days: ages 4-6
  • Little Miss Railroad Days: ages 7-9
  • Junior Miss Railroad Days: ages 10-12
  • Teen Miss Railroad Days: ages 13-16
  • Miss Railroad Days: ages 17-20
Contestant Fee: $100.00
Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 25, 2022
Pageant Night: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Rudy Theater – 300 N Raiford St, Selma, NC 27576
Admission: $12.00
If you have questions or would like to purchase tickets you can contact Nanda Jones or Kelly Blanchard at pageant@selma-nc.com.
2022 Selma Railroad Days Pageant Application


2022 Miss Hispanic Heritage Johnston County Pageant

The Miss Hispanic Heritage Johnston Pageant has been established to provide Latina/Hispanic girls the opportunity to grow as well-rounded individuals. High school-aged girls will complete an application and will raise funds for the charity of their choice. The young girl with the most money raised will be crowned the winner. The charity must be a 501(c)3 designated organization. Through participation in this program, candidates volunteer their time with local communities, experience important societal issues, develop professional and personal skills and showcase their talents.
Let us help make your dreams come true while helping your community. Take the next step and believe in yourself! You can do it! For more information contact the Town of Selma Parks and Recreation Department at 919-975-1411 afox@selma-nc.comand Sola Creations at 919-351-0120 solacreations@icloud.com.

All Aboard Hollerin’ Contest

The ever popular All-Aboard Hollerin’ Contest

To be held on the Activate Selma Community Stage on Saturday, October 8th 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 Raiford Street.

Sponsorship Information

If you are interested in being a sponsor for the 2022 Selma Railroad Days Festival, please look over our sponsorship package and complete our sponsorship application. Return to Parks & Recreation Main Office at 112 E. Anderson Street Selma, NC 27576. For more information, contact Alyssa Fox at 919-975-1411.

Selma Railroad Days Sponsor Information Overview

Selma Railroad Days Sponsorship Application

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