Schedule of Events

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Please note that we have no excursions planned for 2017.

Our 2017 event schedule has been announced. Check back often as the full details are yet to be determined and more events will be posted here. The currently scheduled dates are as follows:

Railroad Days

Friday, August 18, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Saturday, August 19, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Orrville Rib & Music Fest
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In conjunction with the Orrville Lion’s Club Rib and Music Fest the Orrville Railroad Heritage Society will be celebrating Railroad Days at the historic Union Depot. The Depot and Gift Shop, located at 145 Depot Street in Orrville OH, will be open on Friday, August 18 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Saturday, August 19 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Stop by and visit our many exhibits of railroad history in the Depot museum. Admission to the Depot is free during Railroad Days, but donations will gladly be accepted.

For the most up to date information about this event, check back here or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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.

A Day of Trains & Tracks

A day of Trains & Tracks

Visit the Age of Steam Roundhouse and Dennison Railroad Museum.
A Motor coach tour departing the Historic Orrville Depot

Saturday, September 9, 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Come spend the day with the Orrville Railroad Heritage Society for an exclusive tour of the Age of Steam Roundhouse in Sugarcreek and the Dennison Railroad Museum. We will be meeting at the Historic Orrville Depot 145 Depot Street, Orrville OH 44667, at 8:00 AM to prepare for our 8:30 AM departure.

We will travel by air conditioned motor coach through Amish Country arriving at Sugar Creek in time for our 10:00 AM tour. Our tour will last approximately 2 hours and be conducted by AOS personnel. Please be aware that this is a working railroad facility. Proper attire and signed liability releases are a requirement of admission. The tour will cover a walking distance of 4/10 of a mile. Age of Steam offers no facilities other than ADA compliant restrooms in the Depot. There will be plenty of time for questions and browsing the giftshop at the end of our visit.

Our motor coach will then travel to the Dennison Railroad Museum. We will enjoy an outdoor BBQ luncheon and tour their museum and rolling stock. The museum features a model layout of the Dennison Yard, a feature exhibit called “Quarantine-Diseases of War”, and exhibits of railroad history.

We will wind our way home and return to Orrville at approximately 6:30 PM.

The ticket price includes: A get acquainted continental breakfast, air conditioned motor coach transportation, admission to Age of Steam Roundhouse and Dennison Depot, luncheon at Dennison and all taxes and tips. Ticket presale will begin June 9 and must be purchased by mail order only. Forms will be available at the Depot, by clicking the link below or on our Facebook page. Additional information and release forms will be included with your tickets.

This trip is limited to Passengers 18 and over
Air Conditioned Coach Seating $90.00
Presale Begins June 9, 2017
Last Day to Purchase August 25, 2017

Trains & Tracks Order Form. Click to download the order form.

Orrville Community Yard Sale

Saturday , October 7

Sponsored by the Orrville Chamber of Commerce.

More details will be posted as they become available..

Hobo Dutch Oven Cook-Off

Saturday, October 28

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

More details will be posted as they become available..

Route 30 Express

Saturday, November 18

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

More details will be posted as they become available..

Home for the Holidays

Friday, November 24

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

More details will be posted as they become available..

Christmas at the Depot

Saturday, November 25

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

More details will be posted as they become available..

What You Missed


Locomotive & Switching Training

Saturday, April 22

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Members only. Learn what it takes to put the 471 back in service after its winter slumber. Tasks include closing and filling the cooling system, lubrication, topping off the oil and general inspection. A limited amount of switching will also be performed. Heavy boots are required, steel toes preferred and don't forget your work gloves. If you have an ORHS radio, be sure to bring it. If you need a radio, one will be issued to you. Hope to see you there!

Orrville Railroad Heritage Society Open House to Commemorate World War I

Saturday, April 8

Various Times

If You Want to Fight, Join the Marines.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the US entry into WWI. On this day at 3:12PM, there will be a special wreath laying ceremony at Liberty Park.

The commemoration continues as ORHS hosts special WWI exhibits during its first open house on April 8. Members of the society will display family WWI artifacts which have connection to Ohio and Wayne Countians who served in The Great War, in addition to an exhibit that was previously on display at the Marine Corps University Archives, Quantico, VA

Please join us for both these special events. Liberty Park is located in the corner of the city parking lot near the intersection of W. Market & Depot Streets in Orrville. The Orrville Railroad Heritage Society Union Depot is located at 145 Depot Street, Orrville. Open House Hours: Noon - 4:00 PM. Admission: Free – donations always welcomed and appreciated. Like us on Facebook and check out our website:

Train Set Raffle

Tickets Available Now, Drawing Saturday, May 13

2:00 PM

Tickets $1.00 each or six for $5.00

Bachmann Civil War Confederate Train Set.

Bachmann HO Scale Ready to Run Civil War Confederate Train Set Electric Train Set. With the shots fired at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, the War Between the States officially began 150 years ago. Railroading would play a key role in the Civil War, providing logistical support and carrying munitions, supplies, and troops to each side’s respective armies in the field. Lacking the financial power and the more standardized rail system of their Northern counterparts, Southern-held railroads relied heavily on the ingenuity of their railroad men to support the troops. A typical Confederate consist featured an assortment of commandeered railing stock bearing the names of a variety of Southern railroads. In a similar fashion, our Commemorative 150th Anniversary Edition Civil War - Confederate set comes complete with: 4-4-0 American locomotive with operating headlight and tender, Civil War era water car (Manassas Gap), Civil War era box car (Savannah , Albany and Gulf), Civil War era gondola (Fredericksburg and Potomac), Civil War era flat car (Mississippi Central and Louisiana), Civil War era bobber caboose (Atlanta and West Point), 56″ x 38″ oval of E-Z Track, 100-piece set of Civil War military figures (gray), 3 cannons, 4 horses, power pack, and speed controller. Age Rated 14 Up.

Tickets can be purchased from the Depot or ordered by phone during regular business hours.

National Train Day Celebration

Saturday, May 13

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The National Train Day Celebration at the Union Depot in Orrville, Ohio. Featured will be multiple model train layouts in different scales, Operation Lifesaver and Rails to Trails of Wayne County. The Depot Gift Shop will also be open and other historic sites in Orrville may also be open for tours.

ORTA Annual Meeting

Saturday, May 20

9:00 AM - Noon

The Annual Meeting of the Ohio Rail Tourism Association will be held at the Depot on Saturday, May 20, at 9:00 AM until noon. The meeting is for ORTA member organizations only.