The tradition of taking the Pumpkin Train in Coopersville will continue in 2020, but there will be a few changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Coopersville & Marne Railway will be accepting passengers on the train starting on October 17. The Famous Pumpkin Train will run twice on the 17th and also on Saturday, October 24.
On the Pumpkin Train, a cast of zany characters like the Grand Pumpkin, Scarecrow, and Li'l Crow will be performing for passengers in the pumpkin patch upon arrival back in Coopersville with songs, dancing, and funny stories. Kids will also be able to pick a pumpkin from the patch and take it home.
Train capacities will be reduced to accommodate social distancing and train crews will be wearing masks aboard the coaches. Passengers over 5 years of age are also required to wear masks while on the train.
In addition, coach seats will be wiped down between runs in an effort to assure the health and safety of passengers and crew. Prior to boarding passengers will be subject to temperature checks and monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms.
To learn more and to purchase tickets, visit mitrain.net.