Annual Celebration

We are excited to invite all Orphan Train descendants and enthusiasts to Concordia, Kansas for the 21st Annual Celebration. Although time has passed to register for the ticketed events on the schedule, all are invited to attend non-ticketed events until we fill to capacity numbers. We hope to see you there!

Click here to see the schedule of events!

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:

  • Prairie Land Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Picture This
  • Reliable Heating & A/C LLC
  • Citizens National Bank
  • Judy Hill and Rich Krueger, Morrowville
  • 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
  • Susie Haver

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.