Rock the Quarry XVIII – August 24 and 25, 2018
Music, food, science demo, games, raffles, bonfire, fire trucks, fun for all ages.
Music, food, science demo, games, raffles, bonfire, fire trucks, fun for all ages—since the Panhandle Trail was opened for business in 2000, “Rock the Quarry” (RTQ) has been an annual tradition featuring two days of music, food, and fun on the trail to help raise funds for upkeep, maintenance and community events for trail users hosted by the Collier Friends of the Panhandle Trail.
Each year, RTQ showcases up-and-coming local musical talent and a popular headliner each night. The afternoon features lots of activities for the kids and the evening includes the Grand Rubber Duck Race and the traditional Sunset Remembrance Ceremony.
2018 Schedule of Events
This year’s RTQ starts on Friday, August 24 from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, August 25 from 3:00 to 11:00 p.m. Vendors both days include food, games, artwork, women’s clothing and cosmetics and the Collier Friends of the Panhandle Trail with a basket raffle.
FRIDAY (5:30 – 11:00 pm)
Family Fun Zone (all day)
Games & Crafts (all day)
Mr. Science Demonstrations TBA
Friday (5:15 – 11:00PM)
5:15pm—Unnecessary Polka (Alternative)
6:15pm—BADDADZ (Classic Rock)
7:25pm—Mad Mike’s Blues Revue (R & B)
9:00pm—Bill Ali Band (Classic Rock)
Mr. Science Demonstrations TBA
7:30 pm Flag Ceremony
7:40 pm Rubber Ducky Race
3:00pm—Dead Sin (Classic Rock)
4:10pm—Dean Street Kings (Classic Rock)
5:30pm—Collisions (Classic Rock)
7:00pm—Bindley Hardware Co (Americana)
VENDORS BOTH DAYS
Vendors both days include food, games, artwork, women’s clothing and cosmetics and the Collier Friends of the Panhandle Trail with a basket raffle.
Vendor spaces are still available for one or both days. Please use the form below to contact us for a vendor application.
Are you interested in being a vendor?
Are you interested in being a vendor at Rock the Quarry?
Are you a musician or band interested in performing?
Bands have already been chosen for 2018. We’ll post contact information for 2019 after this year’s event.
Both Rock the Quarry and the trail itself survive on volunteer efforts. Please sign in for a shift at Rock the Quarry using the form below.
Location and Parking
As you approach the intersection with Walkers Mill Road, you will see directional signs for parking areas and entrances to the event. Please visit our Maps page for other maps of the trail.
Free Admission and Parking; Bring a Chair and the Family! Donations Appreciated!
Benefits the Collier Friends of the Panhandle Trail
Extra Parking in Collier Public Works Yard, Noblestown Road, 1 ½ miles west of I-79 Exit 57.
Check back frequently, or sign up to receive notices on our blog, Facebook page or Twitter @PanhandleCollFr! If you are interested in volunteering at Rock the Quarry or in becoming a vendor, please contact the Collier Friends of the Panhandle Trail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If you have GPS, use 110 Noblestown Road, Carnegie 15106 as an address. There are a couple of alternates:
- Take I-79 Exit 55, turn left on Rt. 50 to the light at Thoms Run. Turn left onto Thoms Run (past CV High School) to light at Forsythe Road then turn right up hill. At T, turn left onto Hilltop Road past Collier Municipal Bldg, then make a right onto Walkers Mill Road. Trail is at bottom of hill. For main parking, continue to Noblestown Road, turn left then another left into Township yard.
- For the adventurous (no large trucks), you can get off at Exit 57 or continue west on Noblestown Road from Carnegie about 300 feet and turn right onto First St. then immediate right onto Dorrington (toward DDI and Weavertown). Wind across bridge and take a sharp left up hill. Continue through several sharps turns to Hilltop Road. Turn right and go about 2 ½ miles to a right onto Walker Mill Road.