The Fostoria Rail Preservation Society will host the 21st annual Rail Festival on September 23, 2023, in Fostoria, OH. The Rail Festival will be held at the Fostoria Junior/Senior High School (1001 Park Avenue. Fostoria, OH 44830) and at the Fostoria Elementary Gymnasium from 10am – 4pm. There will be more than 200 tables that guests can visit during the Rail Festival that will include vendors and displays. The Rail Festival will offer train memorabilia and merchandise for sale, toy trains, a swap meet, model train displays, a photo contest, coloring pages for kids, food, and more. Golf carts will be available to take guests to and from the high school and elementary.
In addition to vendors and displays, the Lens-Eye View Photo Contest entries will be on display along with Romick Railway providing free rides (to those who purchase admission to the Rail Festival and children with a wristband) in the parking lot.
Admission to the Rail Festival is $5 for adults and children 10 years of age and younger get in free. Parking is free for both the Fostoria Rail Festival and the Fostoria Iron Triangle Swap Meet. With your admission fee, you will receive a raffle ticket that is entered in to win a $10 gift certificate that can be used at any of the vendors at the Rail Festival. Winners will be pulled throughout the day and posted. In previous years, the Fostoria Rail Festival has brought in more than 1,000 people to attend the event. Of these attendees, they have represented 18 different states, hundreds of cities, and two different countries.
In addition to attending the Rail Festival, guests can visit the Fostoria Rail Park, which includes the Iron Triangle. The Fostoria Iron Triangle Rail Park is a 5-acre tract directly inside the three double-track mainline freight rail lines that meander through Fostoria. Open 24/7, this park provides a 360-degree viewing platform that allows one to experience the sights and sounds of the 60-plus trains that pass-through Fostoria daily. At the Iron Triangle, the 1966 B&O Caboose will be open from 11am-1pm on Saturday!
For more information on the Fostoria Rail Festival and the Fostoria Rail Preservation Society, visit: www.fostoriairontriangle.com.« Back to Blog