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Music City Star to run to Wilson County Fair
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee (RTA) will operate a second Music City Star train to the Wilson County Fair on Saturday, August 17th and Saturday, August 24th. 

It will depart Riverfront Station at 3 p.m., stop in Donelson at 3:12 p.m., Hermitage at 3:26 p.m., Mt. Juliet at 3:35 p.m., Martha at 3:45 p.m., Lebanon at 3:55 p.m. and arrive at the Temporary Fairgrounds Station at 4:05 p.m.

An earlier train will still depart from Riverfront Station at noon, stop in Donelson at 12:12 p.m., Hermitage at 12:26 p.m., Mt. Juliet at 12:35 p.m., Martha at 12:45 p.m., Lebanon at 12:55 p.m. and arrive at the Temporary Fairgrounds Station at 1:05 p.m. 

The return train to Nashville leaves the Temporary Fairgrounds Station at 9 p.m. 

An allotment of 400 tickets will be available to the general public for each day. Cost is $20 for ages 13 and older, $15 for ages 6-12, and free for ages 5 and younger. The ticket includes round-trip train fare and one-day admission to the fair. Parking is free at all of the outlying stations (Donelson, 2705 Lebanon Pike; Hermitage, 4121 Andrew Jackson Parkway; Mt. Juliet, 22 E. Division St.; Martha. 65 Martha Circle; Lebanon, 334 W. Baddour Parkway), and customers are encouraged to park at these stations since there is no parking available at Riverfront Station. 

Tickets are available for purchase online at and with a credit card. Tickets will be on sale until 48 hours prior to departure or until they are sold out, whichever comes first. 

Customers who purchased the special tickets will need to show their ticket to the conductor for scanning when boarding on both trips. Children age 5 and younger will need a printed ticket, too. Parents should request these tickets when they make their purchase. 

Backpacks and folding chairs will be allowed onboard. Any items that will not fit underneath the seat, such as large coolers, bikes and wagons, are not permitted on the train. 

For more information, visit the Wilson County Fair website at 

Please note: Weekday Music City Star tickets and passes are not accepted on the Wilson County Fair train.