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Sugar Express Steams into 2023

By January 12, 2023January 17th, 2023Events, News

After welcoming over 2,500 visitors aboard its holiday events, Sugar Express has expanded the capacity of its tourist train for a variety of events in South Central Florida, including Clewiston’s Sugar Festival in March and Mothers Day Weekend in May. Click here to get notified when sales begin.


FEBRUARY 24th & 25th – SEBRING SUGAR EXPRESS – BOOK NOW

Sugar Express will operate three-and-a-half hour roundtrips departing Sebring and Lake Placid, Florida on February 24th and 25th. Passengers may visit downtown Lake Placid and enjoy local shops and restaurants during their layover.

Departure times are at 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM and include an hour-and-a-half layover in Lake Placid. Tickets are $48.00 plus tax. Parking and boarding will take place at 781 Magnolia Ave, Sebring, FL 33870.

FEBRUARY 26th – LAKE PLACID LOCAL – BOOK NOW

On February 26th, Sugar Express will operate a limited number of one-hour roundtrips south from Lake Placid. Trains depart at Noon, 2:00 PM, and 4:00 PM. Tickets are $25.00 plus tax.

Ticket sales for events in February start at 6:00 PM on January 12th.

MARCH 17th & 18th – CLEWISTON SUGAR FESTIVAL

In March, Sugar Express will run 30-minute roundtrips out of Clewiston during the Clewiston Sugar Festival. Tickets are $16.00 plus tax.

APRIL 7th & 8th – SUGAR EGGSPRESS EASTER TRAIN

Departing Clewiston, families can enjoy a train ride to a local Easter egg patch. Ticket prices are to be announced.

MAY 12th, 13th & 14th – MOTHERS DAY WEEKEND APPETIZER & ICE CREAM TRAINS

Celebrate the mother in your life with a first-class appetizer train on May 12th and 13th. Trains will depart Clewiston for a 2-hour evening roundtrip featuring delicious offerings from local businesses. Ticket prices are to be announced and include food and beverages.

On May 13th and 14th, enjoy ice cream and an hour-long train ride. Tickets are $15 plus tax for children three and older and $25 plus tax for adults. Ice cream is included.

For all events, group rates for parties of 12 or more will be available.

Ticket sales for March, April, and May events start at 6:00 PM on February 8th at sugarexpress.com.

Sugar Express has also added seats to its Rare Mileage Excursion in late January. Sponsored by the Florida East Coast Railway Society, the weekend package features both steam and diesel locomotives, a rare-mileage tour of the South Central Florida Express, United States Sugar Corporation railroad lines, and more for dedicated railroad fans. Tickets are $400.00 plus tax and are available now at sugarexpress.com.

All events are operated by Sugar Expres steam locomotive No. 148 unless otherwise noted.