The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

It’s a busy weekend in Van Wert County with the annual Lambert Days festival in Ohio City and the Van Wert County Historical Society’s Model Railroad Show and Swap Meet.

One of two original Lambert cars in the 2010 Lambert Days celebration in Ohio City. (VW independent file photo)

This year marks the 43rd annual Lambert Days in Ohio City. The fun begins on Thursday evening with a pageant held at the Community Building in Firemen’s Park, right on Ohio 118, beginning at 6 p.m.

The celebration kicks into high gear Friday with a steak dinner at 4 p.m. There are all types of activities and food for the whole entire family. Everything from Henry “The Bulldog” Rife’s ATV show, a men’s softball tournament, and a host of many other fun-filled activities.

Kids will enjoy the many bouncy house items; also this year will be an electric bull and a bouncy trampoline. Both will be available for only a limited time during Lambert Days, so be sure and get on out to be a part of the fun.

On Sunday, the annual Lambert Days Parade will take place, featuring a number of local units as well as the TRSS Drum Corps. Those wanting to be a part of the parade, but have not been contacted, can call Robert Dorsett at 419.965.2954. Line-up will be in the general area of the Mercer Landmark in Ohio City and will begin at approximately 1 p.m. Those wanting to participate can either call for info or come and fill out forms the day of the parade.

Come see the Lambert cars and see why Ohio City residents are so proud of their history and heritage.

Also this weekend, the Van Wert County Historical Society will be hosting its Railroad Heritage Days Model Railroad Show and Swap Meet from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, July 16, and noon-3 p.m. Sunday, July 17.

Attendees at the 2010 Railroad Heritage Days event browse through the many model railroad items. (VW independent file photo)

Vendors will also be present with a variety of merchandise. The event will be held in the Commercial Building on the Van Wert County Fairgrounds.

The event will feature operating model railroad displays of O, HO, N, and Z scale, and a Coca-Cola layout as well. Admission is $2 and children 12 and under get in free. Parking is also free.

Food and snacks will be available throughout the weekend. Vendors are welcome for a fee of $15 per table.

For more information, contact Larry Webb by calling 419.203.5779 or emailing

POSTED: 07/14/11 at 3:09 am. FILED UNDER: News