Event Location: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, 33 W. Canal Street, Nelsonville, OH 45764

Info: Lynn (740) 707-1585

SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2020 at 5:00

SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2020 at 5:00

Historic Downtown Nelsonville & Burr Oak Alive! Friends of Burr Oak State Park Fundraising Event for these two non-profits.


Historic Downtown Nelsonville & Burr Oak Alive! Friends of Burr Oak State Park Fundraising Event for these two non-profits.

Join us and Git Your irish on!

Purchase Tickets Here

PayPal will e-mail you your receipt, print your receipt and bring to the event.  Event starts at 5:00, Depot opens at 4:00.

Must be 21 and over to attend event.


This photo was taken at Jackie O's Taproom & Production Brewery at 25 Campbell Street in Athens.

Beimid ag Coisireacht! ... (Let's Party!)

Join us on the train at 5:00 pm to celebrate St. Patrick's Day 2020!   Featuring Jackie O's ( craft beer brewed in Athens, Ohio, and Celtic music by "The Brickersons" from Athens, Ohio!  


tickets: $45.00 per person

Tickets are limited so buy early!  Tickets are $45.00 per person  for this fundraising event which includes Heavy Hors d'oeuvres catered by Rocky Boot Grille, One complimentary Jackie O's Beer, or a Wine, a Jackie O's Pint Glass and Ohio Sticker, Celtic music by The Brickersons, and the Train Ride. 

Note:  Additional beer and wine can be purchased on the train for $5.00 each.  Event starts at 5:00 p.m. and the train will return to the depot by approximately 7:30 p.m.  Depot will open at 4:00 p.m.

Our bartenders, Jonathan Flowers and Bob Garbo.  Experts in their Field!

and More Fun....

$plit-the-Pot drawing on the train, tickets 3/$5 or arms length for $10.

Raffle tickets at $5.00 each will be offered for a chance to win an overnight stay at Burr Oak Lodge and Dinner for Two at the Lodge Cardinal Dining Room (, Tee Shirts and More!

About the Band


The Brickersons...

The band is based out of Athens, Ohio and play traditional instrumental music ranging from Old-Time and England to Celtic tunes.

The Musicians...

Ed Newman (Hammered Dulcimer)

Rusty Smith (Fiddle)

Todd Sams (Mandolin)

Adam Rich (Guitar)

Zeke Hutchison (Mandolin) Photo currently not available.

A Little About the Musicians...

Ed Newman is retired from Ohio University and is currently bee inspector for Athens County.  He is an avid brick collector, bee keeper and Board President of Athens-Hocking Recycling Center.

Rusty Smith is Director of Radio at WOUB Public Media and producer of Live from Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch.

Adam Rich is a producer and audio guru at WOUB Public Media.  In addition to his work with Live from Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch, he produces audio dramas and books, and multiple public affairs programs and podcasts.

Todd Sams is a nationally known luthier with a client list that includes Wyatt Rice.  The Musicians Against Childhood Cancer benefit festival uses one of Todd's guitars each year as the grand prize for their festival raffle.

Zeke Hutchison grew up around music,  his father and uncle being the core of the nationally-known Hutchison Brothers.  Zeke took to the mandolin at an early age.  He recently recorded with (Grammy-award-winning artist) Tim O'Brien on his Short Order Sessions.  O'Brien writes of Zeke as "one of the best unsung mandolin players in the world".

Things you may want to know

Cash Preferred for drinks and raffle tickets! 

There is plenty of parking behind the depot.  Turn on Hocking Parkway, cross the RR tracks and turn left into parking lot which is behind the depot.

Note: Since this is a fundraising event, no refunds will be given unless event cancels


new this year!!

We are excited to have the newly restored 1920 Baldwin No. 3, a coal-fired 0-6-0 steam engine lead our Shamrock Express train.  Note:  Due to the nature of operating historic equipment, motive power is subject to change without advanced notice.  I'm sure No. 3 will come through for this event!

Did you know....


Why Green?

We all know green is associated with St. Patrick's Day.  We want to appear invisible to leprechauns that will pinch us if they can see us.  But did you also know orange is a popular color for the Irish holiday?

The day, originally a Roman Catholic holiday, celebrated Ireland's patron saint, and it wasn't until the 1700's when Irish  immigrants in the U.S began the first St Patrick's Day parade in New York City.

Green became the popular color to wear on St. Patrick's Day due to Ireland's nickname "The Emerald Isle" and the green stripe on the Irish flag.

But Protestants are known for wearing Orange, the other stripe on the flag.  the two colors, representing religious sects, are separated with the white on the flag, symbolizing peace between the two colors.  But we should really be drinking blue beer rather than green, because blue was the color originally associated with St. Patrick.

So if you see someone wearing orange, or blue, don't pinch them.  They too are celebrating the Irish holiday.

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Info: Call Lynn at 740-707-1585

All Aboard! The Shamrock Express

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, 33 E Canal St, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764, United States

DO NOT call the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway as no one is available to answer. This event is hosted by a private non-profit organization.