DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE HOCKESSIN ART FESTIVAL WILL NOT BE HELD IN 2021. We look forward to seeing you in 2022!

The Wilmington & Western Railroad's Hockessin Art Festival is an annual fundraising effort to benefit the railroad and is held each year at the end of February. The loss of this major fundraiser in 2021 will greatly hurt our operation and restoration budgets, but you can help ease the financial loss of this popular event. Please consider making a donation or becoming a member by using the links below.

Each year, over 20 artists display and sell limited edition prints, original watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels, sculpture, fine jewelry and mosaics. A wide range of styles and prices are available. 30% of all art sales go directly to the operation of the Wilmington & Western!

Hockessin Art Festival
Photo: Andy Gwiazda

Make A Donation

Make A Donation

We cannot operate and maintain our vintage trains on ticket sales alone. Your generous support is vital to our continued success!

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Photo: Bill Monaghan Jr.
Become A Member

Become A Member

Membership in our non-profit organization offers you and your family numerous benefits, including discounted train rides.

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Photo: Ed Feathers


The following artists attended the 2020 Festival, and we thank them for their support!

Larry Anderson


Sandy Askey-Adams

Soft Pastels & Acrylics

Susan Bankey Yoder

Mixed Media Watercolors

Anna Biggs Designs

Fine Jewelry

Nancy Butler / Alley Cat Jewelry

Beaded Jewelry

Patricia Brown-Tolton

Ceramic Art Tile

Catherine Colsher

Paintings & Etchings

Sue Ann Cox


Doris Davis-Glackin


Ellen Gavin / Greenboots Studio & Gallery


Joe & Lorann Jacobs

Paintings & Sculpture

Steve Oliver

Wildlife & Nature Art

Beth Palser


Bob Richey


Kathy Ruck


Vidya Shyamsundar


Andy Smith


John Stevens


John Styer

Turned Wood

Marcie Tauber

Fused Glass

Karen Trimble


Helena van Emmerik-Finn

Pastels & Oils

Mary Wimberley

Whimsical Animal Characters

Eric Zippe

Art Photography & Wood Prints

All trains operate rain or shine. The railroad reserves the right to substitute coaches and/or motive power as operating conditions demand and to make modifications to the schedule without prior notice. We have limited accessibility for handicapped persons. All buildings have wheelchair ramps and we have a wheelchair lift to board the train at Greenbank Station. However, there is no wheelchair lift available at any of our stops, including the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove and Hockessin. Train doorways are only 24-inches wide and there is limited space for wheelchair storage on the train.