Thomas has been making children smile for 65 years now in 45 cities in Canada and the U.S. I talked with Bill Watson from the Elgin County Railway Museum and he is so happy that the museum is able to have this event in St. Thomas. This is one of the few local events for children ages 1-6. Around 300 people help out and are all excited to make sure there are smiles aplenty on both children and parents.
When its time for a bite or a drink, there is a great choice of vendors, including Rotary Club of St. Thomas, Pretzel Wagon, Candy Zone, Why Not Cookies and Shaw's Ice-Cream.
It was a fun sight to see the little ones run around the Island of Sodor Hay Bale Maze. I saw two very excited guys just as they completed the maze with their grandma. (Left: Nolan & Cole with Grandma Nell)
New this year was the Petting Zoo where you can grab some feed, and make new friends.
As you make your way past the animals you reach the tracks and the star of the event, Thomas himself. Don't forget your tickets for a 25 minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine.
It really is a day of family fun!