The Wilmington & Western's Hockessin Art Festival is an annual fundraising effort to benefit the railroad. Over 20 local artists will be displaying and selling limited edition prints, original watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels, sculpture, fine jewelry, mosaics and more! 30% of all art sales go directly to supporting the Wilmington & Western.
The Wilmington & Western is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, and although a significant source of our income comes from ticket sales, we cannot rely on passenger revenue alone. The income raised from the Hockessin Art Festival supports our train operations, restoration projects, track maintenance and much more.
While at the Festival, take a break from shopping by riding the Festival Express. Our vintage train will depart from outside the Festival, and our friendly train crew will take you on a 40-minute round-trip through the towns of Yorklyn and Ashland.
Please join us at the end of February for a weekend of fine local art, while supporting the historic Wilmington & Western Railroad!