Hobo Gatherings & Festivals For "2013"

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Scroll down below the date list for descriptions of the Gatherings
and Festivals.

The following gatherings are scheduled for 2013.
As the dates for others come in they'll be added to this list.

Where possible the name, in the listings will be a link to the Gathering Web site.

April  11-14,   2013      Annual Amory, MS Railroad Festival and Hobo Gathering

Amory's Railroad Festival will start April 8, 2012


May 7, 2011  Hobo Day  in Pequabuck, CT    The Plymouth Historical Society is sponsoring a Hobo Day in     Pequabuck, CT at the Pequabuck Train Station.  Pequabuck is located along Route 72 between Terryville and Bristol, CT.  The location of this event is a splendid one along the old New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad tracks, currently owned by the Boston & Maine.  The event will be in full swing around noon with a fire lighting at approximately 4 p.m.

    Folks that may be interested can contact Louise Stange at 860-582-8471.

April 24- , 2010   Second Annual Rosenberg Railroad Festival & Hobo Days.   www.rosenbergrrmuseum.org

See below for details.


 Jana Hallmark Smith
Executive Director
Rosenberg Railroad Museum
1921 Ave. F, PO Box 369
Rosenberg, Texas 77471


May 26, 2012
       Bucyrus, OH Hobo Day  croneis@embarqmail.com or bucyruspreservationsoc@hotmail.com. Our site is www.bucyrus-preservationsoc.org

June 1 - 2, 2013  Rochelle, Illinois  Railroad and Hobo Days Contact Rick Barnes at;  (815) 561-1231

As far as Rochelle goes the dates are the same, jun 4th-6th  and contact Ross(the boss)freier at rossthebosshobo <freier@rochelle.net or check out this link at http://www.rochellerailroadpark.org/rrdays.html

    Rochelle, Illinois  Railroad and Hobo Days rsfreier@comcast.net    or  rossthebosshobo <freier@rochelle.net  or check out this link at http://www.rochellerailroadpark.org/rrdays.html

July 13, 2012 7 to 9 p.m. Deep Lock Quarry Hobo Days Metro Park in Peninsula, Ohio  (See program below)
         Pat Rydquist prydquist@summitmetroparks.org

July - 16 - 17, 2011   VanWert,  OH  Hobo Gathering and Annual Railroad Heritage Weekend  located at:

Van Wert County Fairgrounds
1050 South Washington Street
  (US Rt 127 - South edge of Van Wert)
For more information contact
Chuck Langdon

July - 26 2008   Venego, PA  (history of A No 1) Hobo Gathering.  Contact Host Kerrick Cadwell at;

August  9-10-11 - 12, 2013 Britt, IA.The 113th Annual Hobo Convention

Contact:  Linda Hughes (President  Hobo Foundation) Iraeh1960@hotmail.com
Chamber of Commerce of Britt brittcoc@wctalel.net http://www.brittiowa.com
For Hobo Days Info------------------------------Infobritthobodays@gmail.com
To see the schedule of events clickHERE

August  17-18- 2012 Stonefield Railroad Days  Cassville, Wisconsin  Contact;

Peggy Rewey
Office Assistant & Store Manager
Stonefield Historic Site
12195 Co Hwy V V
Cassville, WI 53806

August  31 - Sept 1  2013 Annual Hobo Gathering in Historic Pullman, Chicago, IL
                             For information, contact Tom  Shepherd at tomshepherd2001@yahoo.com or call,
                                         Luther the Jet at 608-244-5493. or Stretch at 414 610-4538

This will be Pot Luck

September 1, 2012 Bucyrus, OH
    Bucyrus, OH Hobo Day croneis@embarqmail.com or bucyruspreservationsoc@hotmail.com. Our site is www.bucyrus-preservationsoc.org

Bucyrus Museum Hobo Gathering  Contact Old Crow at  croneis@embarqmail.com bucyruspreservationsoc@hotmail.com. Our site is http://www.bucyrus-preservation.org/news.htm

September 14- 2013 Port Huron Click here for the Port Huron site and more info.

SEPTEMBER 19-20-22, 2013  Derry, PA Railroad days

Web site

Gila Bend, AZ -  (?)

    Location, 12 miles East of Gila Bend AZ just south of Miracopa Rd along Milepost 867, just west of Shawmut Siding.

    A No Host Gathering held along the UP, (formerly SP tracks). This is real desert, so be prepared, bring all your own supplies including water.  Dress warm, the desert gets cold at night.

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Deep Lock Quarry Metro Park
5779 Riverview Road
Peninsula, OH 44264

Contact: Hummingbird (Pat Rydquist)
work: 330-865-8065

Friday, July 15, 7 p.m.
Gather for the official lighting of the
hobo campfire and enjoy potlatch
(stories), hobohemia (all things hobo),
music and a canal-era historian. Bring
your own marshmallow sticks, hot
dogs, chairs and a can of soup or
vegetables for the hobo cauldron. DLQ

Saturday, July 16, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Enjoy all things hobo, learn about this
park's unique history and meet a canalera
historian all day and night. Start off
with breakfast at 9 a.m. (please bring an
item of eggs, sausage, muffins, juice or
fruit). At 11 a.m., enjoy a history hike to
the quarry. At noon, partake in the lunch
of hobo stew. At 2 p.m., help elect the
hobo king and queen, who will ride our
float in the Peninsula Python Days Parade
at 4 p.m. At 8 p.m., enjoy a campfire and
music by the Brick Road Ramblers. We'll
also have a variety of activities during the
day: woodcarving, acoustic music around
the campfire, crafts and conversations
with today's hobos. Bring your own
marshmallow sticks, hot dogs, chairs and
a can of soup or vegetables for the hobo
cauldron. DLQ

Sunday, July 17, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
A hobo service and kinship will begin
the day, followed by a walk down
memory lane, a soup lunch and
sharing of the campfire ashes among
participants to end our three-day hobo
event. DLQ

Pat Rydquist, Naturalist, CIG
Metro Parks, Serving Summit County
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm
1828 Smith RD
Akron, OH 44313
330-865-8064 ext. 307