Day Out with Thomas
Day Out with Thomas is one of Rowan County’s largest original events! Happening the last weekend in September and first weekend in October each year, little engineers come from all over to join Thomas the Tank Engine and his good friend Percy at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC.
All aboard! Jump on board Thomas for an interactive train ride, pick up your Dream Pass, and head to the Play Pod or say Hello to Sir Topham Hatt. For the little engineers who want even more excitement, check out the Dream Big Corner for photos ops, lawn games & more. Don’t forget to head to the gift shop for toys and swag!
The event includes Thomas and Percy train rides, pictures with Sir Topham Hatt, a hay bale maze, temporary tattoos, a balloon artist, photo ops, character inflatables, giant lawn games, a music show, model train layouts, food vendors, picnic shelters, a large gift shop, plus three exhibit buildings featuring North Carolina’s transportation history with rail cars, antique automobiles, and a Wright Brothers flyer replica.
Rowan County Tourism offers complimentary tickets to Day Out with Thomas each year as part of our Overnight Stay & Play Packages. You can earn free tickets by booking your overnight stay in a Rowan County lodging property during the Day Out with Thomas event. Be sure to learn more about our this offer and others on our special offers page.