Ogden area and Heritage Festival FAQ
Union Pacific Celebration Program
South of Union Station
May 9th 10:30am
Heritage Festival Schedule
Union Station and Historic 25th Street between Wall Avenue and Grant Avenue
May 9th – May 11th: 10 am – 9 pm
May 9: Union Station opens at 12 pm following the Union Pacific presentation
Please check the Steam Train and Heritage Fleet schedule at: https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm.
For a full Heritage Festival Schedule click here
The Heritage Festival is free and open to the public.
You can bring with you your purse, waterbottles and strollers for small children
Items not allowed include:
*Assistive devices will be allowd in the event areas.
*Security Reserves the Right to Refuse Service at their Discretion.
The vendor application period has closed.
Click here to sign up to volunteer at the Heritage Festival or Steam Meet.
To volunteer for the Promontory and/or other Spike 150 events at www.spike150.com
Yes! Riding FrontRunner is a great option that will get you very close to the event site. As of now, an increased schedule has not been planned. Please check www.rideuta.com for the most current schedule and to plan your trip. There will not be FrontRunner service on Sunday, May 12. A full day pass can be purchased for $5.
Ogden’s downtown will be full of amazing programming, live music, food vendors, and fun which mandates numerous road closures. For your ease of attending the event, parking lots throughout the community have been identified and shuttle busses will provide transportation to and from these lots every 30 minutes from 8 AM - 9 PM. Parking lots with shuttle service are available at Newgate Mall, Ogden Rodeo grounds, theFred Meyer parking lot on 12th Street and Wall Ave, the Junction parking garages and theDee Event Center. Parking is also available at the UTA North Lot, but shuttles will not be provided from this location.
Parking is free at these locations from 8 AM - 9 PM.
Click here to view and print the Heritage Fest Parking Map
There will be availability for RV camping at the Golden Spike Event Center May 6-12. The sites includes full hook ups, and provide 30 and 50 amp power. The cost is $30/night and can be reserved by calling 801-399-8798.
Fort Buenaventura is a historic fort located a mile west of Downtown Ogden. The campground will be open for reservations starting April 22. Reservation can be made by calling the Parks Office at 801-399-8230. There are limited spots so reservations are required.
For all information regarding the May 10th events at Promontory, please visit www.spike150.org.
The events will occur rain or shine.
Spike 150 is an initiative of Utah’s Transcontinental Railroad 150th Celebration Commission. The Utah State Legislature and Governor Gary Herbert established the Commission in 2017. Utah’s Transcontinental Railroad 150th Celebration Commission will celebrate the historic 1869 “wedding of the rails” with events throughout the state including the Sesquicentennial Festival at the Golden Spike National Historic Site on the weekend of May 10-11, 2019. The Commission is also engaged in promoting other commemorative events and activities that inspire, unify, educate and advance the legacy of this historic moment.
No. In 1904, the Southern Pacific Company constructed the Lucin Cutoff, a 102-mile railroad line that runs from Ogden to Lucin, Utah. This cutoff bypassed the original Central Pacific Railroad route. However, the original railroad grade is preserved at the Golden Spike Heritage Site.
At the Heritage Festival, lost and found will be located at the informaion booth located at Wall and 25th Street.
The Steam Meet site is ADA accessible with bleacher seating and a designated wheelchair/accessibility area. The Ogden Heritage Festival has numerous seating areas available.
Also, please note that limitd handicap parking is available downtown from 8 AM - 9 PM with shuttles running every 30 minutes. We strongly encourage those who require or prefer close access to the event to take advantage of the free shuttle from either the Newgate Mall parking lot or the old Fred Meyer lot on the Northwest corner of 12th Street and Wall Avenue which will allow the closest drop off to the Festival and Union Station.
Assistive devices and service dogs may be brought into event areas.