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PA Cowboy Weekend

WE’RE BACK IN 2021!

Save the Dates:

Saturday, October 9 & Sunday, October 10

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!

 

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Add a cookie decorating kit from Burtt Baking Company to your ticket purchase! Your $10 kit includes 5 ready-to-decorate sugar cookies in Western shapes with colored icing and fun sprinkles. Cookie kits must be pre-ordered by Thursday, October 7th. Kits will be available for pick-up at the Burtt Baking Company booth.

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 includes:

• Live train robberies aboard the No. 17
• Authentic cowboy camp at Summit Grove
• Performances by musicians, magicians, buskers, and brawlers
• Cowboy shootouts with the good guys and the bad guys
• Food, games, and family fun
• A Sunday morning service for those who worship
• Cowboy storytelling around a campfire
• Cowboy-centric entertainment for children
• Onsite cowboy camping for interested attendees
• Interactive elements for volunteer guests

Take the tracks back in time for this mid-October western weekend with the cowboys of the classics.

Check out the 2021 Schedule for Cowboy Camp located at Summit Grove Camp and Conference Center!

Saturday, October 9th
• 8:30 AM: Flag raising
• 9:00 AM: Camp open to public
• 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM: Cowboy Camp gunfights, demonstrations, chuckwagon cooking
• 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:00 PM: Train rides depart from Marge Goodfellow Park loading area – loading of the payroll, Wyatt Earp vs. Frank Stillwell, cafe robbery, Seitzland bad guys board the train.
• 12:30 PM & 4:30 PM: Gunfight at the OK Corral
• 1:30 PM & 3:30 PM: Regan May Western entertainer
• 2:00 PM & 4:00 PM: “Curly Bill” Brocius
• 5:30 PM: Who Dunnit Mystery Dinner Theater at Summit Grove
Sunday, October 10th
• 9:00 AM: Camp open to public
• 10:00 AM: Cowboy Church Service
• 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM: Cowboy Camp gunfights, demonstrations, chuckwagon cooking
• 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM: Train rides depart from Marge Goodfellow Park loading area – loading of the payroll, Wyatt Earp vs. Frank Stillwell, cafe robbery, Seitzland bad guys board the train.
• 12:30 PM & 4:30 PM: Gunfight at the OK Corral
• 1:00 PM: Who Dunnit Mystery Dinner Theater at Summit Grove
• 1:30 PM & 3:30PM: Regan May Western entertainer
• 2:00 PM & 4:00 PM: “Curly Bill” Brocius

Summit Grove’s Who Dunnit Mystery Dinner Theater
Great food and lots of laughs! This is Summit Grove’s first interactive dinner — find out if you were a victim or a culprit! Dress in your favorite cowboy outfit and participate in our first mystery dinner in conjunction with Northern Central Railway’s Cowboy Weekend. Enjoy a great catered meal and hors d’oeuvres while enjoying the scenes and songs happening all around you! Put in your bid for the silent auction too, and see if you were the winner! Click here for information and tickets.

Summit Grove Camp and Conference Center has lodging options available for Cowboy Weekend! Click here for details.

Vendors Including:

Beer Garden Featuring Craft Beer, Cider, & Vines

Sunday Only

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