OGDEN -- The train ride opened early Saturday and by noon more than 200 people had taken a spin in the middle of Historic 25th Street.
The ride was supposed to open at noon, but lines began forming at 9:30 a.m., said Scott Stowell, president of the South Weber Model Train Club. He and other club members helped children ranging in age from infants to 70-plus get on board safely almost non-stop all day.
The ride was just one of many free activities children of all ages, along with their family members and friends, enjoyed at the ninth annual America First Harvest Moon Celebration.
Tracey Henderson, of Nephi, arrived Friday. She came to the festival to watch her friend's two children, while her friend worked at the festival.
The children, ages 2 and 4, "have spent a long time, at least 20 minutes in that thing," Henderson said as they ran through white suds foaming inside a large red blow-up bouncy toy.
Jonas Amy, 9, of Roy, was making his first rain stick with cardboard tubes, yarn and markers.
When asked what he liked the best at the festival, Jonas said, "Probably the fishing."
Asked why, he replied, "Because I got a huge pixie (candy) stick."
His mother, Tiffany Amy, said she decided the festival would be a good way to spend Saturday.
"This has been a really fun day for them and for me," Tiffany Amy said.
Those who did not want to make crafts or ride the model train could browse through booths filled with all types of items, including jewelry, home decor, baked goods and toys.
Some stopped to watch bicyclists zoom by in the XTERRA USA Championships races.
Local bands and musicians entertained those who stopped to eat. Food items included Italian, Mexican and Filipino, as well as hot dogs, hamburgers and corn on the cob.
The Ogden Farmer's Market offered up peaches, tomatoes, green peppers, zucchini and other fresh produce.