For over nine 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.
The natural amphitheater-like setting is the backdrop for performances by a variety of bands including The Jamie Bruno Band, The Justin Fabus Band, Hidden Talents, Bill Ali Band, The Primatives, Midlife Crisis, EMJ Band and BucWyld. (Complete schedule below.)
The Family Fun Zone from noon to 5 pm on Saturday will have science demonstrations, games and activities aimed at the kids. And of course, the famous hand-cut Quarry Fries along with a variety of food from several vendors will satisfy any appetite.
This year we are also inviting non-food vendors to participate. For vendor information, call 724-693-8635 or email email@example.com.
Tickets for the Rubber Ducky Race, 7 pm Saturday, are $5 with a top prize of $500. Back also are the U-Choose Raffles with plenty of bountiful baskets to take a chance on as well as the moving Sunset Remembrance ceremony Saturday. For updated information, go to http://www.panhandletrail.org/.
2010 Schedule of Events
FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2010
5:00 Food booths open; U-Choose Raffles
5:30 Jamie Bruno Band
6:30 Hidden Talents
7:30 Justin Fabus Band
8:45 Bill Ali Band
SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 2010
- Noon Food booths open; U-Choose Raffles
- Noon to 6 FAMILY FUN ZONE – Kids games and activities (make your own “silly putty”; crafts, etc.) with Collier Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts Cub Pack 860, Trail volunteers
In Event Tent:
1:00 “Making Science Make Sense” Steven Reinstadtler, Bayer Scientist
1:20 Crossroads Bridgeville
2:50 Roof TopTrio
4:20 The Primatives
5:40 Midlife Crisis
7:00 (apx.) Grand Rubber Ducky Race
- $500 1st prize
- $200 2nd
- $100 3rd
- $25 “1st Stuck Duck.”
- $5 a duck (You do not have to be present to win but you’ll miss all the fun)
7:05 EMJ Band
8:00 (apx.) Sunset Remembrance Ceremony with Carla Myers singing the National Anthem
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.