Annual Celebration

We are excited to invite all Orphan Train descendants and enthusiasts to Concordia, KS for the 21st Annual Celebration. We are happy to announce that the Registration Packet is now available!

Click here to access the schedule of events and registration form.

Print and fill out the above linked registration form, then mail by May 10th to:
PO BOX 322
CONCORDIA, KS 66901-0322
Make checks payable to NOTC and include with mailed registration form.

Rather pay with a credit card? Have questions? We’d be happy to help you. Call the NOTC office at 785-243-4471.

Major Underwriting for the 21st Annual Celebration of Orphan Train Riders is provided by Cloud County Tourism.

Thank you!!!!

We couldn’t have made each year at Celebration such a success without the generous local donors that see us through. The ever-expanding list of donors for the 21st Annual Celebration of Orphan Train Riders is:

  • Picture This
  • Reliable Heating & A/C LLC
  • Citizens National Bank
  • Prairie Land Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • F&A Food Sales, Inc.
  • Cloud Republic County Title LLC
  • Elk State Bank
  • Gerard Tank & Steel
  • Hood Heating, Air, Plumbing, Electric
  • Swenson Meat Processing
  • Thummel Real Estate & Auction

We have so many generous local sponsors that help make each Celebration possible. If you would like to see your business or name listed here, contact our curator at

Below are pictures from the 20th Annual Celebration. As you can see, fun was had by all! Speakers for the event were Gary Nolan, Pippa White, Lori Halfhide, and past curator Kaily Carson.