Residents and visitors to the 2024 Highlands County Fair can enjoy a preview of the expanding Sugar Express passenger train attraction during a 1.5-hour train ride operating out of the fairgrounds on February 3rd and 4th. These trips will be the first excursions exclusively powered by Sugar Express diesel locomotives.

Trains depart at 12:00 pm, 2:30 pm, and 5:00 pm. Tickets are $30.00 per person and children three and under ride free. Fair tickets are not included or required for admittance. Trains include climate-controlled seating, and restrooms, and also feature an open-air souvenir car, and complimentary bottled water.

“Sebring is a great new venue for our railroad attraction and allows us to draw visitors from Orlando and northern Florida to experience what our communities have to offer,” stated Scott Ogle, Superintendent of Sugar Express “Our schedule is expanding so much that we’re happy to insert a few exclusive diesel-powered trips to continue pairing this attraction with regional events like the fair.”

Trips featuring Sugar Express steam locomotive No. 148 have been announced through April and include trips from Sebring, Lake Placid, and Clewiston, Florida. For a complete schedule, visit


Parking for the trip will take place at Sebring High School at 3514 Kenilworth Blvd, Sebring, FL 33870. Parking and boarding instructions will be emailed to you with your tickets and in advance of your trip. 

Boarding will take place at the fairgrounds, located at 781 Magnolia Avenue, Sebring Florida, 33870.

Please arrive no later than 30 minutes before departure.


Due to its historic nature, Sugar Express is not ADA-accessible. Cars used on excursions feature steep steps, narrow hallways, and doorways, as well as small restrooms which can present challenges for guests with limited mobility. Please contact their ticket agent prior to purchasing for questions on accommodations. Click here to contact the Ticket Agent.


Feb 03 2024
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Highlands County Fairgrounds
781 Magnolia Ave, Sebring, FL 33870


Sugar Express
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