The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at 1000 Carillon Boulevard in Dayton. Admission is $8 per person, $7 for adults 60 or older and $5 for children ages 3 through 17. The festival is free to Dayton History members and children under 3.
The festival is presented by the James F. Dicke family with additional support for educational programming from the Dayton Foundation’s Mary H. Kittredge Fund.
Here are the featured attractions, according to Dayton History’s announcement:
• Free train rides for young and old on the one-eighth scale Carillon Park Railroad with steam, diesel, and electric locomotives.
• More than 16 model train displays from Z to G gauge.
• Two outdoor garden railways.
• Three train layouts for kids to operate.
• Historical permanent displays of railroad equipment including the oldest existing American designed and built locomotive, a Barney & Smith wooden parlor car, an Interurban, and a summer trolley car, plus a train station.
• Listen to the Carillon Park Concert Band each day at 2 p.m.
• A shady seating area near the trains is available at the picnic loop by Bowling Green Depot.
• Culp’s Café and Carillon Brewing Company will be open for lunch both days.
• Model trains, memorabilia, photos, books, hats, shirts, and other railroad merchandise will be for sale.
• Information will be available from regional tourist railroads and local railroad organizations.
• Added bonus for Sunday: The Clodbusters will play vintage baseball on Sunday with matches starting at 1 p.m. and continuing all afternoon.
Call 937.293.2841 or visit www.daytonhistory.org for more information.
1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409