2016 Schedule of Events

What's Next:

Visit to Age of Steam Roundhouse

Saturday, October 8

Tickets are still available. Call the Depot or send us an email to reserve your place!

Age of Steam Roundhouse

Come spend the day with the Orrville Railroad Heritage Society for an exclusive tour of the Age of Steam Roundhouse in Sugar Creek Ohio. We will be meeting at the historic Orrville Union Depot, 145 Depot Street Orrville, Ohio 44667 at 9:00 AM to prepare for our 9:30 AM departure. If the need arises we may be able to offer additional pick up locations. Parking for the event will be at NRH Electric, 366 West Market Street just west of the railroad crossing.

We will travel by air conditioned motor coach thru scenic Amish Country arriving at Sugar Creek in time for our noon tour. Our tour will last approximately two hours and be conducted by Age of Steam personnel. Please be reminded 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 that ADA compliant restrooms in the Depot. There will be plenty of time for questions at the end of our tour.

Our motor coach will then travel to the Dutch Valley Restaurant in Sugar Creek. We will enjoy their Fall Buffet of chicken, roast beef, ham, mashed potatoes, dressing, noodles, green beans, corn, gravy, a complete salad bar, desert table and beverage.

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

Prices include: A get acquainted continental breakfast, air conditioned motor coach transportation, admission to Age of Steam Roundhouse, Luncheon Buffet at Dutch Valley Restaurant, and all taxes and tips.

Ticket presale will begin August 19 at the Depot during Railroad Days. Beginning August 22 tickets may be purchased  at the Depot or with the handy form below which can be printed or emailed. Additional information and release forms will be included with your tickets.

Ticket Prices:

  • ORHS members: $75.00
  • Non-members: $90.00

Please Note:

  • Trip is limited to adults 18 years of age or older.
  • Presale Begins August 19
  • Last day to purchase September 13

Age of Steam Order FormClick here to download the order form.

Route 30 Express

Saturday, November 19

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Model train open house to delight rail fans of all ages. More info to come.

Annual Meeting and Dinner

Tuesday, December 6

6:00 PM

Save the date! The annual meeting and dinner will be held at the Canal Grille, 2223 South Locust Street, Canal Fulton, Ohio 44614. The event will include dinner, annual election of officers, and a speaker or entertainment. More details will be released soon.

Home for the Holidays

Friday, November 25

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Welcome Santa to the community.

Christmas at the Depot

Saturday, November 26

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Step back to the 1940’s when you visit with Santa.

What You Missed:

Depot Work Day

Saturday, April 16

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Come and enjoy a day of camaraderie with fellow enthusiasts and maybe get your hands a little dirty, too. Help spiff up the Depot in preparation for the National Train Day celebration along side Boy Scout Troop 60. Projects include Depot cleanup, site cleanup, beautifying the sign at Market Street with a new planter and paving brick work.

Lunch will be provided.

National Train Day Celebration

Saturday, May 7 and May 14

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.

Independence Day at the Depot

Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3

Saturday: Noon - 6:00 PM
Sunday: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Did you miss National Train Day and seeing the N Scale layout? The Crooked River 'N' Gineers will be back at the Depot July 2 and 3. Check out this modular layout and run one of the trains. So stop by the Depot to to see the layout while in town for the July 4th Celebration.

Also happening around town:

The City of Orrville July 4th Celebration
Parade: Wednesday, June 29, 7 PM
Fireworks: Sunday, July 3, 10:15 PM
Carnival: June 29 - July 3
Softball Tournament: June 30 - July 3

Depot Work Day

Saturday, July 16

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Help spruce up the Depot before the Rib & Music Fest. We'll be fencing off the AC units, touching up the paint outside and doing some general cleaning and rearranging inside the Depot.

Serve the City

Saturday, August 6

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Serve the City link
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Sponsored by the Orrville Ministries Association, Serve the City is a single day of service for individuals to give back to your Orrville community. There will be painting and renovating projects at Orr Park, the Orrville Historical Society Manhattan Building, and the Orrville Railroad Heritage Society Union Depot as well as a school supply drive. For more information and to register for the event, please click this link: Serve the City.

Railroad Day

Friday, August 19, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Saturday, August 20, 11:00 AM to 6:00 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 19 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Saturday, August 20 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. We are pleased to welcome back the Crooked River ‘N’ Geneers and their scale model train layout. Also featured will be ORHS’ own model train display. Stop by to take a turn at the throttle to experience model railroading at its finest or 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.

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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.

DABO Work Day

CANCELLED

Saturday, August 20

8:00 AM - Noon

Come help to to keep the DABO property clear. We'll be working on weed and brush clearance, a bit of painting and possibly some track work. We'll need weed wackers, rakes and a chainsaw or two for brush and small tree clearance. For painting, we'll need paint brushes, wire brushes and ladders. For track work, a hard hat and steel-toed shoes are necessary. Please wear long pants and heavy shoes or boots.

This work will help facilitate the future use of the property for ORHS activities and events.

Strawberry Jelly Jamboree

Saturday, September 10

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us for the Strawberry Jelly Jamboree at The J.M. Smucker Company Store and Cafe, 333 Wadsworth Road, Orrville on June 27.

For more information, click here.

Orrville Community Yard Sale

Friday, September 30 and Saturdaty , October 1

Sponsored by the Orrville Chamber of Commerce

For more information, click here.