Rock the Quarry

Rock the Quarry XVI – August 25 & 26, 2017


Music, food, science demo, games, raffles, bonfire, fire trucks, fun for all ages.

For almost 20 years, Rock the Quarry (RTQ) has been an annual tradition. RTQ features two days of music, food, and fun. Each year, RTQ showcases up-and-coming local musical talent. Day two of RTQ features lots of activities for the kids as well as the Grand Rubber Duck Race and the traditional Sunset Remembrance Ceremony.

Luke and Ava enjoy cherry snow cones.

Luke and Ava enjoy cherry snow cones.

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2016 Schedule of Events (2017 events will be listed when scheduled)

FRIDAY (5:30 – 11:00 pm)


9pm Beaver River Band (New/Classic Country)

Dan Hanczar & Blues Alloy 7:20pm

With Special Musical Guests:
5:15pm Deluded Youth (Classic Rock)
6:15pm Summer Camp (Alternative)


Mr. Science Demonstration 5:15pm

SATURDAY (3:00 – 11:00 pm)


Jill West Blues Attack 9:00 pm

Trainwreck (Rock/Country Variety) 7:10 pm

With Special Musical Guests:
3:00pm Pretty Lunatic (Accoustic)
4:15pm   JJ Bickel & the Liberators (Rock)
5:50pm          The Collisions (Classic Rock)


Family Fun Zone (all day)
Games & Crafts (all day)

3:00 pm Mr. Science Demonstration
7:30 pm Flag Ceremony
7:40 pm Rubber Ducky Race


Chikis Cool Treats

D&R Kettle Corn

Dylan’s Quest Cotton Candy

Kristen’s Togs

Lane Construction, Inc.

Alpine Pools

Bernadette Kazmarski, artist

Lennon, Smith, Souleret Engineers

Robinson Township Chiropractic Center

Gaitens, Tucceri & Nicholas, PC

Goehring, Rutter & Boehm, PC

Howard Hanna Real Estate

JENDOCO Real Estate

Panhandle Trail

Rennerdale Corner Store

Rennerdale VFD



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.

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.

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Directions for Detour

Noblestown Road in Walkers Mill closed Monday August 22 for two months. This is the main road from Carnegie and I-79 to reach the trailhead in Walker’s Mill.

PennDOT’s detour

Traveling eastbound (from Oakdale area)

  • From Noblestown Road, turn left onto McMichael Road (Route 3041)
  • Turn right onto Baldwin Road (Route 3054)
  • Baldwin Road becomes Ewing Road
  • Ewing Road becomes Collier Street
  • Turn right onto Boyd Street
  • Boyd Street becomes Cubbage Street
  • Follow Cubbage Street to West Main Street/Noblestown Road
  • End detour

Traveling westbound (from Carnegie)

  • Same detour route in the opposite direction

Using GPS

If you have GPS, use 110 Noblestown Road, Carnegie 15106 as an address. There are a couple of alternates:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

11 Responses to Rock the Quarry

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

  2. Nancy McMullen says:

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

  3. Clint Neill says:

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

    • 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!

  4. mss says:

    We had fun! Glad we went!

  5. 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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