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Fontana Trestle Train ft. BBQ & Brews

Back by popular demand our BBQ & Brews now featured on the Fontana Trestle Train, will roll out this Summer! Featuring slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing our local breweries! Family friendly seating will be available on this experience!

Departing from Bryson City, these trains will travel to the Fontana Trestle and arrive just around sunset for a spectacular view! A delicious BBQ meal will be served during the trip. Returning back to the Bryson City Depot at 9pm.

In the Basket

Each of you will get your own basket of Southern-style barbeque goodness with hand-pulled pork slider, a couple pork ribs, and chicken drumstick accompanied by baked beans and house-made coleslaw.

And, of course, no respectable Southern barbeque would forget to warm up some apple cobbler for dessert.

Featured Breweries


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Pricing & Dates

Adult Only

Diesel March 16, April 27, May 25, June 14, Aug 24 & Sep 14, 2019 $79.00N/AN/A
Steam July 19  $85.00N/AN/A
LocomotiveDeparture DateAdult (21+)Child (2-12)Infant (0-23 Months)

Ticket prices include a souvenir GSMR glass for 3 different samples of finely crafted Western North Carolina beer. Skilled and knowledgeable brewery employees will be on hand throughout the train ride to educate about the process required for crafting each brew! Additional beer will be available for purchase!

Family Friendly

Diesel March 16, April 27, May 25, June 14, Aug 24 & Sep 14, 2019 $79.00$44.00$11.00
Steam July 19  $85.00$49.00$13.00
LocomotiveDeparture DateAdult (13+)Child (2-12)Infant (0-23 Months)

With purchase of tickets adults will receive a souvenir GSMR glass for 3 different samples of finely crafted Western North Carolina beer.

Those under the age of 21 certainly won’t feel left out! They’ll get an exclusive GSMR 16 oz. stadium cup to enjoy a uniquely crafted soda.

New for 2019!

Those that wish to enjoy only the sunset portion of the Fontana Trestle Train without the BBQ & Brews experience, Crown and Standard Coach Class Seating options are now available!

Crown Class

Diesel March 16, April 27, May 25, June 14, Aug 24 & Sep 14, 2019 $68.00$38.00$10.00
Steam July 19  $81.00$43.00$12.00
LocomotiveDeparture DateAdult (21+)Child (2-12)Infant (0-23 Months)

Ticket prices include a souvenir tumbler with free refills of soda, coffee, or tea. Beer and wine are available for additional purchase. Each guest will also receive a soft pretzel and dipping sauce. Along the route guests will enjoy walk through live bluegrass music. When the train reaches the lake viewing area, all guests will be invited to switch sides with their neighbor so that all will have the opportunity to take in the view from all perspectives!

Standard Coach Class

Diesel March 16, April 27, May 25, June 14, Aug 24 & Sep 14, 2019 $51.00$29.00Complimentary
Steam July 19  $58.00$34.00Complimentary
LocomotiveDeparture DateAdult (21+)Child (2-12)Infant (0-23 Months)

Guests will enjoy open seating and fresh air views for plenty of photo taking. When we reach the lake viewing area, all guests will be invited to switch sides with their neighbor so that all will have the opportunity to take in the view from all perspectives!

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Ticket fares subject to 7% Historic Preservation Fee and 6.75% North Carolina sales tax. Schedules, fares, motive power, equipment, seat selection, and meals are subject to change without notice. We guarantee the class of service you select. You will be notified if a change in schedule or motive power affects your reservation. Payment in full at booking by major credit card is required to finalize a reservation. You may cancel your reservation in full or in part and receive a refund less a $14.00 fee per adult ticket and $7.00 fee per child ticket as late as 48 hours before departure. Within 48 hours of the departure the reservation becomes nonrefundable. You may reschedule any time prior to your originally scheduled departure with a $6.00 fee per ticket for another date within the same calendar year. You may not reschedule a reservation after the scheduled departure.

You agree that GSMR General Excursions and Events for which you purchased tickets and/or attended is a public event, that your appearance and actions inside and outside the venue where the Excursion/Event occurs are public in nature, and that you have no expectation of privacy with regard to your actions or conduct at the Event. You hereby irrevocably grant permission to the host railroad, licensor, sponsor(s) and/or their assigns to use, copy, display, distribute, exhibit and utilize your name, image, digital image, likeness, acts, poses, voice, appearance, movements and statements in any live or recorded audio, video or photographic display or other transmission, exhibition, publication or reproduction of same, including at the Excursion/ Event (regardless of whether before, during or after the Excursion/ Event) for any purpose, in any manner, in any medium or context now known or hereafter developed without further authorization from or any compensation to you or anyone acting or entitled to act on your behalf.

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