Harvest Limited – October 2-3, 2021

A Weekend Featuring Special Trains and Activities

It’s harvest time in Sauk County. Enjoy the beauty from aboard the train as the leaves start to change during the crisp fall season. Ride one of our regularly scheduled trains or catch the 1 PM Beer Train for a relaxed beer tasting experience aboard Mid-Continent’s First Class cars. Our ever-popular Elegant Dinner Train is offered on Saturday evening. Advance reservations required for Beer Train and Elegant Dinner Train.

Aside from the sights out the train windows, there is plenty to see at the Mid-Continent Railway Museum grounds. Get the full experience by taking the Vintage Rail Car Tour (additional fee), a guided walking tour through Mid-Continent’s finest restorations. The Vintage Rail Car Tours are offered only one weekend per year so don’t miss out!

Harvest Limited Schedule

Rides last 55 minutes except for the Elegant Dinner Train which lasts 2-1/2 to 3 hours.

Departure Time Saturday
October 2
October 3
11:00 a.m. Coach Train Coach Train
1:00 p.m. Coach Train
Beer Train [CANCELED]
Coach Train
3:00 p.m. Coach Train Coach Train
5:00 p.m. Elegant Dinner Train [CANCELED]  


Fares & Train Ride Ticket Types

Standard summertime fares are in effect for this event.

Fare Class Coach Class Caboose Beer Train Elegant
Dinner Train
Adult $22 Out for servicing $47 $80-$90
Senior (62+) $20 N/A $47 $80-$90
Child (3-15) $12 N/A $47 $80-$90
Child (2 and Under) Free N/A Free Not

Reservations for Harvest Limited can be made online or by calling 608-522-4261 or toll-free 800-930-1385. Reservations are optional for Coach Class tickets. Reservations are required for Beer Train and Elegant Dinner Train departures.

Reservations are subject to a convenience fee.

Coach Class

Our standard fare, this is the way most people experience Mid-Continent Railway Museum’s demonstration train ride. Windows line the sides of the cars allowing excellent viewing of the fall colors. Conductors ride with passengers to collect tickets and answer questions about the history of the railroad. Reservations are encouraged.

Beer Train

Note: Beer Train has been canceled in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the 1:00 PM departure, in addition to regularly scheduled coach trains, our first-class cars, the Soo Line #2017 and the C&NW #440, will be added to the train to host our Beer Train passengers. During the ride, samples will be given out from select microbreweries along with snacks. Go to the Beer Train page for more details. Reservations are required.

Elegant Dinner Train

Note: Elegant Dinner Train has been canceled in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dine in fine style, with a multi-course gourmet meal, served to you by uniformed friendly staff aboard our two first-class cars, the Soo Line #2017 and the C&NW #440. Dinner trains board at 4:45 p.m. for a 5:00 p.m. departure from North Freedom, on Saturday only. Reservations are required. Go to the Elegant Dinner Train page for additional details.