Selma, NC: Parade, Vendors & More at Selma Railroad Days Festival Oct. 1-2

Town of Selma, North Carolina logo
Town of Selma, North Carolina logo

The 46th-annual Selma Railroad Days Festival is set for October 1 & 2, 2021. Two days of fun and live music by the downtown Historic Union Depot, 500 E Railroad Street, Selma, North Carolina.

This year’s festival will begin with the Chew Chew Food Truck Rodeo on Friday, October 1, 2021, 5-9pm, with live music by KendriX Singletary (6-9pm).

Railroad Days continue on Saturday, October 2, 2021, with entertainment on two stages — Main Stage and the Activate Selma Community Stage:

  • My Kid’s Club 5K run/walk (8:30am)
  • Mascot Race (10-10:30am)
  • Selma Railroad Days Festival Parade (10:30am-noon)
  • All Aboard Hollerin’ Contest (1pm)
  • Live music by Rivermist Band (noon-2pm)
  • The Stingrayz Band (3-5pm)

Saturday there will also be a Kids Zone ($5 bounce passes available), vendors, and food trucks during the festival. And, of course, model train displays!

See full schedule and food truck information at

Follow Selma Railroad Days on Facebook.


Be A Part of the Festival

Parade: If you are interested in being in the parade, register ASAP online at There is no fee to enter, except for a business. The business parade entry fee is $25. Parade entrants will gather at 311 W Richardson Street (ball field), Selma, NC prior to the 10am-noon parade. Step-off will be at 10:30am.

Vendors: Festival vendors will be open Saturday, October 2, 2021, 9am-5pm. Registrations for vendor spots are being accepted until September 24, 2021. Spaces may run out prior to this date. Fees range from $25 to $50. See details here.  Setup access will be provided prior to the festival start on Saturday.

For more information, call Selma Parks and Recreation at 919.975.1411, or email Melissa Dooley.


Updated Selma Railroad Days Festival.  Source: Melissa Dooley, Town of Selma
Updated Selma Railroad Days Festival. Source: Melissa Dooley, Town of Selma


Source: Melissa Dooley, Town of Selma Parks and Recreation Department

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