Smoke on the Rail BBQ Festival – old – Northern Central Railway of York

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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Smoke on the Rail BBQ Festival – old

Smoke on the Rail BBQ Festival

Saturday & Sunday

July 28th – 29th

New Freedom Borough has partnered with Northern Central Railway to welcome Smoke on the Rails BBQ Festival, a Kansas City Barbeque Society State Championship paired with a community festival in the heart of New Freedom. Backyard and Master Series teams will fill Marge Goodfellow Park during the last weekend of July and test their pitmaster skills to find out who prepares the best chicken, ribs, pork, and brisket. Steak Cookoff Association cooks and teams will also battle for the best cooked ribeye and ancillary category of anything with crab meat. While the teams compete, the public will enjoy great food, music, vendors, and activities.
Enjoy a 45-minute train ride behind the William H. Simpson Steam Locomotive No. 17 to Seitzland.
People’s Choice and Train Combo tickets will be available for sale the day of the event!
Tickets: $17.99


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