Rock the Quarry

Rock the Quarry XIX – August 23 and 24, 2019

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.

Luke and Ava enjoy cherry snow cones.

Luke and Ava enjoy cherry snow cones.

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.

Mr. Science takes a selfie with the kids and others on Saturday afternoon.

Mr. Science takes a selfie with the kids and others on Saturday afternoon.

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2019 Schedule of Events

This year’s RTQ starts on Friday, August 23 from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, August 24 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 6:00 p.m.

MUSIC FRIDAY 5:15 – 11:00PM

HEADLINER:
Jakobs Ferry Stragglers
(Bluegrass) 9pm and
Ray Lanich (Rock)  7:25pm

With Special Musical Guests:
5:15pm  Jenny Sines (Americana)
6:15pm  Beau Jackson 5 (Classic Rock)

6-7pm Coco the Clown (Event Tent)

SATURDAY 3:00 – 11:00PM

Family Fun Zone (all day)
Games & Crafts (all day)
4:30pm   Mr. Science (Event Tent)
5:30-7:30pm Coco the Clown (Event Tent)
7:30pm    Flag Ceremony
7:40pm    Rubber Ducky Race

MUSIC SATURDAY 3:00 – 11:00PM

HEADLINER:
The Hawkeyes
(Rock) 9pm and
Shades of Time (Oldies Dance) 7pm

With Special Musical Guests:
3:00pm   Monte’s Pythons (Classic Rock)
4:10pm   Dead Sin  (Metal Rock)
5:30pm   The Sun Champs (Classic Rock)


FOOD AND DRINKS

Foods: pizza, hot sausage, hot dogs, kettle korn, popcorn, ham barbecues, fudge and chocolates, and more.

Non-alcoholic beverages: fresh-squeezed lemonade, sweet tea, water, soft drinks

Alcoholic beverages (NOTE: no outside alcoholic beverages permitted):

Miller Light, Yuengling, Straub Amber, Helicon

Twisted Tea Variety, Mikes Hard Lemonade, Mikes Black Cherry, Arnold Palmer Spiked

White Claw Black Cherry, White Claw Mango, White Claw Variety

Moscato, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon

VENDORS

Vendors both days include food, games, artwork, women’s clothing and cosmetics and the Collier Friends of the Panhandle Trail with a basket raffle.

FOOD

Breaking Eggs Bakery
Chickis Cool Treats
CV Cheerleaders
CV Wrestling Team
D&R Kettle Korn
Rennerdale Corner Store
The Fudge Guy

ART AND GIFTS

Acrylic Art Factory
Breaking Eggs Bakery
Cha Ching Coin Jewelry
Color Street
Creative Wood Works by DB
Cub Scouts Pack 860
Darlene’s Novelties
Fraudin Advanced Chiropractic and Rehab
Johnna’s Things
Lyrical Lyes Handmade Soap
MK Sparrow Designs
Origami Owl Jewelry
Posh
Sabika Jewelry
Seasons on the Panhandle Trail Art Exhibit
Trades of Hope
Wishes Family Travel

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?

Food Vendors: $115 for both days. A site for Friday only will be $45; $65 for a site on Saturday only. Menu subject to approval by RTQ committee on a first come, first serve basis according to deposit date. We try not to duplicate to give all vendors a fair chance at selling.

Non-food vendors: $55 for each 10’x10’ site plus a prize such as a gift certificate or product item; $25 for Friday only and $40 for Saturday only, plus a prize. We screen for products and services and try not to duplicate to give all vendors a fair chance at selling.

Tents and electricity: All vendors provide own cover/tent, lights, extension cords, set up. Electricity is included in the charge. There are limited utilities on the Panhandle Trail.

 


 

Are you a musician or band interested in performing?

Bands have already been chosen for 2019. We’ll post contact information for 2019 after this year’s event.



 

MAJOR SUPPORTERS

Gaitens Tucceri Nicholas – Tom McDermott
Goerhing Rutter Boehm – Chuck Means
Helicon Brewing
Howard Hanna – Tim Downey Jr.
JENDOCO RE
Lennon Smith Souleret Engineering
Northeast Industries
Robinson Beer1

Donations Benefit the Collier Friends of the Panhandle Trail


 

Volunteers

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.

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Location and Parking

The event is held in the quarry area along the Panhandle Trail in between the Walkers Mill Entrance at the trailhead and the Sunnyside Entrance entrance. All parking is gravel.

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.

Directions

If you have GPS, use 110 Noblestown Road, Carnegie 15106 as an address.

From Carnegie and east: Follow West Main Street west, becomes Noblestown Road as you leave Carnegie and pass under I-79. Continue along Noblestown to the intersection with Walkers Mill Road, look for directional signs.

From Oakdale and west: Follow Noblestown to the intersection with Walkers Mill Road, look for directional signs.

From I-79: 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.

Free Admission and Parking; Bring a Chair and the Family! Donations Appreciated!

Benefits the Collier Friends of the Panhandle Trail

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 panhandletrail@gmail.com.


 

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11 Responses to Rock the Quarry

  1. admin says:

    Brendan, we are determining the dates right now. Please send an email to Joe Vitullo jvitullo@comcast.net and he’ll get back to you. Thanks!

  2. We have a band that would like to play…who do we contact and when? Thank you.

  3. Nancy McMullen says:

    Thanks

  4. admin says:

    Pittsburgh CAT and Animals Against the Odds were there but it was too hot for any animals to sit in the heat all day. Maybe next year.

  5. Nancy McMullen says:

    What animal shelter was there I was interested in the dogs.

  6. admin says:

    We will–we are getting together the best directions from each direction. We can’t believe they couldn’t wait just one week!

  7. Clint Neill says:

    As of Aug 22, Noblestown Road is under construction. You might want to post some info here about it.

  8. mss says:

    We had fun! Glad we went!

  9. admin says:

    Thanks for being a part of it! All the bands make it a great small event!

  10. JJ Bickle says:

    5 thumbs up!!!!

  11. JJ Bickle says:

    We are excited about this event again this year!!! Thank you for having us back again. LOVE RTQ………JJB

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