2015 Schedule of Events

Our 2016 event schedule will be posted soon!

All excursions will run rain or shine so please dress appropriately. Departure times and timetable listings are approximate.

2015 Brochure Our 2015 events and information brochure is now available at the depot.

Click the image to view or download a copy of this tri-fold brochure.

National Train Day Celebration

Saturday, May 9, 2015

National Train Day
Eric Schlentner

12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM

The National Train Day Celebration in Orrville, Ohio. There will be train and track car rides at 245 McGill St. The Depot and Gift Shop will also be open and other historic sites in Orrville may be open for tours.

Tickets available trackside the day of the event only!

ADULTS: $3.00 per ride.

CHILDREN (12 and Under): $2.00 per ride.

 National Train Day FlyerClick to view or print the event flyer.

Orrville Rib and Music Fest

Friday, August 14, 5 PM to 11:30 PM

Saturday, August 15, 10 AM to 11:30 PM

Orrville Rib & Music Fest
Click for more info.

The Depot will be open 5 PM to 9 PM Friday and Noon to 6 PM Saturday

The Orrville Union Depot Museum open house will be held in conjunction with the Orrville Music and Rib Fest sponsored by the Orrville Lions Club. Tour the Orrville Union Depot Museum located at 145 Depot Street, off West Market Street, and visit our many railroad displays and gift shop.

As part of the Rib & Music Fest, there will be an Auto Cruise-in on Friday evening and a Rib Burn Off, Arts & Crafts Show and Kids Activities on Saturday. Live music from many genres will be performed throughout the event.

Orrville Railroad Day

Saturday, August 15, 2015 - CANCELED -

Orrville Railroad Day
Eric Schlentner

12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM

Come to Orrville for Railroad Day and join in the fun! The Orrville Railroad Heritage Society will hold 1.3 mile round trip train and track car rides on the railroad line at 245 McGill Street from Noon to 4:00 PM. There is a nominal charge for the rides, $3 Adults and $2 Children. Tour the Orrville Union Depot Museum located at 145 Depot Street, off West Market Street, and visit our many railroad displays and gift shop.

Track car rides and other events are at the siding on McGill Street. Train and track car rides are about 15 minutes long.

Click here to view a map of the Depot and the McGill Street boarding and parking areas.

Tickets available trackside at McGill Street the day of the event only!

ADULTS: $3.00 per ride.

CHILDREN (12 and Under): $2.00 per ride.

 Orrville Railroad Day flyerClick to view or print the event flyer.

Jumpin' Pumpkin Jamboree

October 31, 2015 - CANCELED -

Jumpin' Pumpkin Jamboree
Richard Jacobs

12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! The ORHS will be hosting our annual “Jumpin’ Pumpkin Jamboree”. Join us for one mile round trip train and track car rides on the ORHS siding to Orrville Junction and back. Train and track car rides will begin at 12:00 noon with the last ride at 4:00 PM. The train and track cars will be leaving from and returning to the McGill Street boarding area. The Depot and Gift Shop will also be open.

Tickets available trackside the day of the event only!

ADULTS: $3.00 per ride.

CHILDREN (12 and Under): $2.00 per ride.

Jumpin' Pumpkin Jamboree flyerClick to view or print the event flyer.

Riding with Santa

Please note: ORHS will not be running the Riding with Santa trips this year.

Holidays at the Depot UPDATED

November 27 and November 28, 2015

  • November 27: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • November 28: Noon to 4:00 PM

In conjunction with the Orrville Chamber of Commerce's "Home for the Holidays".

Holidays at the Depot
Richard Jacobs

Come visit Orrville Railroad Heritage Society to kick off the Holidays. The Depot will be open and decorated for the holidays. ORHS will be hosting our annual “Holidays at the Depot” on Friday, November 27 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Saturday, November 28 from Noon to 4:00 PM. Join us for for cookies, cocoa and the Jingle Bell Train Layout. Saturday will also
feature readings of “The Night Before Christmas” and Santa Clause so don’t forget your Christmas list. The Depot Gift Shop will also be open with gifts for your favorite railfan.

Holidays at the Depot flyerClick to view or print the event flyer.

ORHS Membership Dinner UPDATED

December 1, 2015

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Open to members only.

The 2015 Membership Dinner will be held on Tuesday, December 1 at 6:00 PM at Schmid Hall, 501 Hall Street in Orrville. Invitations will be mailed to the membership and RSVPs must be received no later than November 20.

This year, the membership dinner will be provided by Dutch Kitchen. The menu will be: Roast beef with beef gravy, broasted chicken, dressing, buttered parsley red skin potatoes, Dutch mix vegetable medley, garden salad with homemade croutons and dressings, homemade rolls with butter, and cake for desert. Beverages will be punch, soft drinks, and coffee. Dinner is $15 per person.

Regular membership business will be conducted after the dinner including the election of officers for 2016. Voting is important as it impacts the direction and focus of the leadership of your organization. You must be present to vote.

If you would like to suggest a nominee, first confirm with that person or persons that they are agreeable to the nomination and then contact a member of the nomination committee. Contact the Depot for more infomation. For inclusion on the ballot, all nominee names must be received by the committee no later than 5:00 pm Monday, November 30, 2015. After that, candidates will be considered as write-ins on the ballot. All nominees must be members in good standing with dues paid. The positions up for election are: Chairman, President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary.

Please return your RSVP card as soon as possible. You can also choose to renew your membership or include a donation with your response.

We hope to see you there!


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