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PA Cowboy Weekend

Northern Central Railway of York’s

Annual Marquee Event 

October 8 & 9, 2022

Transport yourself to the Wild West in this event celebrating cowboy and cowgirl culture! Ride along with our No. 17 locomotive with “the most reckless class of outlaws in the wild country,” and prepare for an experience straight out of the most beloved cowboy films– compete with train robberies, shootouts, live performances, and more!

This celebration of cowboy culture immerses visitors in the most unique movement of the 1800s. The Wild West movies from the 1950s to today romanticize the life of the cowboy and cowgirl and make us all want to be participants in the cowboy life.

Cowboys were referred to as “the most reckless class of outlaws in the wild country.” Our locomotive, the No.17, is exactly like those that ran at the time of expansion west and it creates a unique stage for cowboy robberies and learning about the cowboy lifestyles.

This family-friendly event is located at great locations:


Cowboy Carnival is located at Marge Goodfellow Park 

 Live train robberies aboard the No. 17 (tickets sold separately)

Escape Room

Crafts and Games

Bounce Houses

Interactive Inflatables

Shooting Gallery

Mechanical Bull

Ale Craft Beer Garden

Cowboy Camp is located at Summit Grove Camp & Conference Center

Authentic Cowboy Camp display and educational demonstrations

Performances by Musicians, Trick Roper and Wild West Shoot Out

Cowboy storytelling around a campfire

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre (tickets sold separately) 

Gem Mining

Petting Zoo

Pony Rides

Crafts and Games

Train Excursions Times and Ticket Pricing: 

Tickets: $33 Adult (ages 13+); $20 Child (age 3-12); Under 2 years old FREE

Saturday, October 8th – 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 4:00 pm & 5:30 PM

Sunday, October 9th – 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM

Food Trucks Attending: