Ride along the same route that carried President Lincoln from Washington, DC to Gettysburg, PA, where he delivered one of the greatest speeches in American History!

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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
Craft Beer Garden with Stony Run Brew House 

Authentic Cowboy Camp display and educational demonstrations
Performances by Musicians, Trick Roper and Wild West Shoot Out
Cowboy storytelling around a campfire
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

NEW FOR 2022

Cowboy Carnival & Cowboy Camp Activities

Country Line Dancin’ with Brittanie!

Saturday, October 8th – 6 pm – 8 pm

Free Line Dancing Instruction at 6 pm and 7 pm for 20-minute sessions

“Vote for Sheriff” Mystery Dinner Theatre

Tickets: $35 per person (ages 11+)

Saturday, October 8th – 11:00 AM & 5:30 PM
Sunday, October 9th – 1:00 PM

Election year has fallen on Train Town and it’s time for its citizens to show their support for their favorite sheriff. During a fundraiser, campaign chaos erupts and someone goes missing. Will the ransom be paid to bring them back? Come and find out. Join us at Summit Grove’s Mystery Dinner Theatre “Vote for Sheriff” for a night of laughter and suspense, over a nice meal! Be prepared to be a part of the cast as this is an interactive time of fun.


Seating is limited.  Approximately 2 hours & 15 minutes
Menu: Various Hors d’oeuvres, Chicken Alfredo, Pulled Pork, Green Beans, Garlic Potatoes & Dessert  *Meatless and wheat-free options are available upon request.

Cowboy Carnival & Cowboy Camp Activities

$1 for 1 Ticket
$10 for 12 Tickets
$20 for 25 Tickets

Prepurchase activity tickets with your train tickets and save $5.
($35 for 50 Tickets)

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Cowboy Camp

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Cowboy Carnival

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