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10th Annual

TOPEKA RAILROAD FESTIVAL

 

 

 

 

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Special thanks to our sponsors!
Their support  in 2015 made this event possible

 

Group

 

 

 
   

 

 

Greeta Reeves, Redbud Foundation, Federal Home Loan Bank, Guard Sales, Lawyers Title of Topeka,

Shawnee County Parks & Recreation, Skinner Garden Store, Embroidery Plus, Downtown Topeka Inc., McElroy’s, Alliance Bank, Cypress Ridge Golf Course, Jeff Wietharn & Susan Mauch,

Topeka Capital Journal, De Backer’s Inc., National Railway Historical Society—Topeka Chapter

 

 

Ticket Information:

 

Price:   In advance:     $7.00   (available at Great Overland Station, Dillons and HyVee)

At the gate:      $10.00

Ages 2 & under FREE when accompanied by an adult

 

Advance tickets can be purchased at:

  • Great Overland Station- 701 North Kansas Avenue
  • All Topeka area Dillons
  • Topeka HyVee

 

Tickets will be exchanged for wristbands at the gate.

Re-entry with wristband accepted.

 

NO TICKET REFUNDS

This event will take place rain or shine. Event may be canceled in the case of inclement weather

 

 

All activities are included in the admission price!

(Excluding food trucks)

 

Festival Activities:

Model Railroad Trains

Depot Tours

Hand Car Ride

Midway Games

Laser Tag

Water Battle

Archery

Trackless Train Rides

Mini Hand Car Rides

Photobooth

Face Painting

Inflatable Bounce Houses

Dee & Mee Remote Control Car Racing

Pinewood Derby Races

Pony Rides

Metal Forging

Children’s Crafts

Hoop Dancing

 

 (activities subject to change)

 

 

Festival Entertainment:

Professor Farquar and Polecat Annie

Kyler Carpenter

Spirit Dancer Dennis Rogers

Maple 12 String

Amazing Christopher

YoYoist Jaxon Roberts

Flutist Mario Campo

 

 

 

Exhibitors & Vendors:

Over 50 on display throughout festival grounds and on All Veterans Memorial

 

 

Food Trucks and Vendors:

Kenny’s Concessions

R&M Smokin Meat Wagon

Paydro & Lena’s

Bacon Wagon

Mr. Nice Guys

Hall’s Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

Fried Food Truck

Torched Goodness

Kettlecorn

Churn of the Century Homemade Ice Cream

Air Summer Snow

Cashmere Popcorn

Soda Works


No outside food or drink permitted

 

 

Schedule of Events:

COMING SOON!

 

 

Safety and Information Booth:

There will be an information booth for directions, first-aid, and questions.  We will have law enforcement onsite.

 

Volunteers:

Volunteers will enter through the west ticket gate entrance. Volunteer wristbands, t-shirts, lunch tickets and assignments will be located at the west gate entrance.

 

 Please wear your volunteer t-shirt while you are volunteering. Once you have completed your volunteering assignment, you will remove your t-shirt and enjoy the rest of the festival.  If you continue top wear your t-shirt we will assume you are still working. 

We look forward to having you be a part of our great event. 

 

 

Contact Information:

Bette Allen, President and COO, 785-232-5533  ext 12

Algen Sigars, Events Manager, 785-5533 ext 14

Jeannie Rose, Business Manager, 786-5533 ext 10

 

E-Mail:  Topekarailroadfestival@greatoverlandstation.com

Facebook:  Great Overland Station, Topeka Railroad Festival event page

 

 

Parking:

Volunteer and vendor parking will be available in the west lot of

the Great Overland Station

Handicap Parking is located in the East lot of the Great Overland Station.

Additional parking will be available along Kansas Ave & Curtis St, and downtown North Topeka

 

Shuttle service information will be coming soon.

 

Be sure to lock your vehicle and do not leave any valuables inside.

 

 

 Grounds Layout:

 

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Directions:

From the West:
Coming from West I-70 take exit 361B to 3rd street.
Turn right on 3rd street and go to Kansas Avenue.
Turn right on Kansas Avenue and go to the middle of the Kansas Avenue Bridge.
There is a left hand turn lane where you will turn left on Curtis Flyoff.
At the stop sign, turn right and then a quick left to the East handicap parking lot.

From the East:
Coming from East I-70 take exit 362B and go to 4rd street.
Turn left on 4th street and go to Kansas Avenue.
Turn right on Kansas Avenue and go to the middle of the Kansas Avenue Bridge.
There is a left hand turn lane where you will turn left on Curtis Flyoff.
At the stop sign, turn right and then a quick left to the East handicap parking lot.

Coming from North Topeka on Kansas Avenue going South
Take Kansas Avenue South to Morse.
Turn left on Morse and go to Quincy Street (this leads into Kansas Avenue Bridge).
Turn right on Quincy Street and go to the middle of the Kansas Avenue Bridge.
Stay in the right hand lane and turn right on Curtis Flyoff.
At the stop sign, turn right and then a quick left onto the Great Overland Station driveway
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 Map is below

 

 

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Curtis Fly Off

 

 

 

Map of 701 N Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS 66608-1260

 

785-232-5533

www.greatoverlandstation.com

 

 

Mark your calendars now...

9th Annual Topeka Railroad Festival has been moved to Saturday July 9, 2016!

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Please contact Sarah with any questions at 785-232-5533 ext. 13 or

shouse@greatoverlandstation.com

 

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701 N. Kansas Avenue   PO Box 8792   Topeka, Kansas 66608   Phone:  (785) 232-5533  Fax:  (785) 232-6259  

 Tues thru Sat:  10am to 4pm   / Last Admission 3:15 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday, Holidays and the 1st Wednesday of every month.
Adults: $5, Seniors 62+: $4, Military w/ID: $1 discount, Ages 3-12: $2,
Children 2 and under and Members are Free

All information provided on this website is provided for information purposes only and under the direct of Railroad Heritage, Inc.  Information on this website is subject to change without prior notice.  Railroad Heritage, Inc. makes no guarantees of any kind. 

 Contact us at 785-232-5533 if you encounter any problems.

 

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