2017 Theme: Scarecrows of Sports Feature Eight Life-Sized Sports Icons Including Skiing Legend Bode Miller
LINCOLN, NH – The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, NH announced today that their popular Fall celebration, the Hobo Harvest Time Express, will once again take place at their Hobo Junction Station in Lincoln, NH from September 16 through October 15, 2017.
Referred to by many as “New Hampshire’s Classic Fall Foliage Experience”, the Hobo Railroad takes on an entirely new look for Autumn with the addition of the Hobo Farm Stand that’s stocked with NH MADE products as well as a huge selection of pumpkins from the Moulton Farm in Meredith, NH. Meanwhile, the Hobo Farm Yard is filled with games for all ages to enjoy like pumpkin bowling, ring toss, horse shoes, bean bag toss, sack races, croquet and corn hole, not to mention an impressive display of five antique tractors provided by the Presby Transportation Museum located in Whitefield, NH.
For those looking to enjoy the Fall foliage from the train, the one hour and twenty-minute round-trip train rides along the Pemigewasset River between Lincoln and Woodstock, NH afford wonderful views of the Fall colors. While on the train, passengers will also be treated to “a taste of New Hampshire” with complimentary samples of various New Hampshire made Fall-themed items such as Maple Drops, Pumpkin Granola or Apple Cider – samples will vary daily. Departure times for the Fall train rides are 11am and 1pm daily, with 3pm trains available on the following weekend dates: September 23 & 30 as well as October 1, 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2017.
In addition, the Hobo Railroad’s now-famous life-sized scarecrows known as “Cornstalk Critters” will be on display and available to pose with between 10:00am and 3:00pm daily. Created exclusively for the Hobo Railroad by the talented artists at the Annalee Doll Co. in Meredith, NH, this year’s Cornstalk Critter theme is “Scarecrows of Sports”.
This year’s mix of eight straw-filled, life-sized characters include NHL hockey legend Bobby Orr from the Boston Bruins, 12-time NBA All Star Larry Bird from the Boston Celtics, home run record-setter David Ortiz from the Boston Red Sox, 5-time NFL Super Bowl winner Tom Brady from the New England Patriots, 7-time NASCAR Champion Richard Petty, World Champion Heavyweight Boxer Muhammad Ali along with his flamboyant Boxing Promoter Don King and last, but certainly not least, Olympic and World Cup ski racer and multi-time Gold Medalist Bode Miller from nearby Franconia, NH – the most successful male American Alpine ski racer of all time. The year’s Cornstalk Critters will once again have traditional hand-painted Annalee Doll faces which will look as close as possible to the characters they are portraying as well as posed and dressed in such a way as to make them easily recognizable.
Tickets for the Hobo Harvest Time Express which is open daily September 16 through October 15 are $20 for adults and $15 for children 3-11, while ages 2 and under are free. Special pricing is also available for groups of twenty or more with a single payment. The Hobo Railroad is conveniently located in Lincoln, NH, just off Exit 32 on I-93, left on Route 112, directly across from McDonalds. For more information regarding the Hobo Railroad’s Hobo Harvest Time Express, visit www.HoboRR.com or call (603) 745-2135.