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.

Schedule of Events for the 2022 Railroad Days Festival


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

Main Stage Entertainment Schedule

Community Stage Entertainment Schedule

Sunday, October 9th

2022 Selma Firefighters Association Railroad Days BBQ Cook-Off & Sandwich Sale

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.

2022 Railroad Days Festival Pageant

And your new 2022 Miss Selma Railroad Days court is…
Fallyn Lindsay, Tiny Miss Railroad Days
Emilee Byrd, Little Miss Railroad Days
Scout Diehl, Junior Miss Railroad Days
Chloe Howell, Teen Miss Railroad Days
Ja’Naiya Pearce, Miss Railroad Days
Thank you to everyone that came and supported all the contestants! It was a fabulous night! Thank you to The Rudy Theatre, Live at The Rudy for the amazing venue!
You can meet the newly crowned court at Selma Railroad Days on 10/8/22!

My Kid’s Club 46th Annual Selma Railroad Days 5K Run & Walk

My Kid’s Club’s 46th Annual Selma Railroad Days 5K Run/ Walk is Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 8:30am. This 5K road course is a flat and fast USATF certified course. After the Run/ Walk, stick around to enjoy the all-day Railroad Days Festival fun with food, entertainment and more.

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.

Railroad Day Festival Art Competition

There’s still time for student’s in grades K-12 in Johnston County to submit their train-themed artwork for the Selma Railroad Days Student Art Competition!!


Sunday,  October 9th  @ 8:30 am.

We’ll ride from Selma area on the 9th as part of the Selma Railroad Days celebration that weekend.

​This will be a DONATION RIDE only … i.e. there is no monetary registration requirement but everyone is asked to donate to the cause of eradicating MS (there will be a jar for your cash or check contribution).

View the routes on RideWithGPS.

Register for the ride here: srrd.wabmaster.net

The ever popular All-Aboard Hollerin’ Contest

To be held on the Activate Selma Community Stage on Saturday, October 8th at 2:00 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 the Community Stage – Located at intersection of Railroad/Raiford Street – 1:30pm
Contest will start at: 2:00 pm
Winners will be determined by audience applause.
Winners will be presented to the public at 2:30pm on the Main Stage located at Walker’s Auto Parts.

Click The Link For Our Frequently Asked Questions

Selma Railroad Days Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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