Update: We have picked a winner: Matt Hendrickson. Check back to austin360.com/raisingaustin for more family-friendly event ticket giveaways.
I know there are Thomas the Tank Engine fans out there. In fact, you probably stepped on one of those trains trying to get everyone to out the door this morning. And you can probably sing all the songs from the TV show.
Thomas the Tank Engine rolls into Central Texas on Sunday. Austin Steam Train Association will be his engineer. You’ll get to take a 25-minute ride on a train pulled by Thomas. And there will be games and activities; and you might even meet Sir Topham Hatt.
It’s $18 for anyone ages 2 and older, and you should buy them in advance at http://www.austinsteamtrain.org. Trains run every 50 minutes from 8:30 a.m. to 5:40 p.m., but all the other activities run from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Burnet Community Center, 401 E. Jackson St., Burnet.
I have a family four-pack for the 4:50 train on Sept. 20 (If you win, show up an hour before to explore the rest of the event and ensure you do not miss your train time). Send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and phone number by Friday at noon. I’ll enter you into the contest. Also you can win by Instagramming or Tweeting a photo of your Thomas fan at #dayoutwiththomasaustin.
The winner will be announced late Friday.