Rock the Quarry XX August 26 & 27, 2022
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.
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Schedule of Events
This year’s RTQ starts on Friday, August 26 from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, August 27 from 3:00 to 11:00 p.m. Vendors both days include food, games, artwork, women’s clothing and cosmetics, handmade soaps and candles, and more. The Collier Friends of the Panhandle Trail will also host its annual basket raffle.
FRIDAY (5:30 – 11:00 pm)
Family Fun Zone (all day)
Games & Crafts (all day)
6:00 pm Mr. Science Demo (Event Tent)
MUSIC 5:15 – 11:00PM
5:15 pm Dead Sin (Metal)
6:15 pm Creeping Jenny
7: 30 pm J Craiger Band
9:00 pm King’s Ransom
SATURDAY 3:00 – 11:00PM
Family Fun Zone (all day)
Games & Crafts (all day)
4:00 pm Mr. Science (Event Tent)
7:30 pm Flag Ceremony
7:40 pm Rubber Ducky Race
MUSIC 3:00 – 11:00PM
3:00 pm One Ray (Classic Rock)
4:00 pm The Brothers Band (Classic Rock)
5:30 pm Big Skinny (Hillbilly Rock)
7:00 pm Tim Vitullo Band
9:00 pm Junior Guthrie and Push
FOOD AND DRINKS
(This is typically what’s available, the actual list may change.)
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 both days include food, games, artwork, women’s clothing and cosmetics and the Collier Friends of the Panhandle Trail with a basket raffle.
Rennerdale Corner Store
Chicki’s Cool Treats
Dylan’s Quest Cotton Candy
SHOPPING, GAMES AND SERVICES
Collier Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts Pack 860
Full Moon Candle Shop
Lyrical Lyes Handcrafted Soaps
River Valley Gourmet Dips
Marianne Notaro Garden Stones
Path Life Coaching
Get Your Apron On
Seasons on the Panhandle Trail
South Hills Children’s Choir & “Soles for Songs”
Download a flyer
NOTE: this flyer will update frequently during the next few days as we finalize vendors and times of events.
Click on the image below to download the JPG or click here to download a PDF
Are you interested in being a vendor?
NOTE: we are full for this year’s event, but if you’d like to be on the list for 2023 we’ll contact you when we know the dates for 2023. We always contact the previous years’ vendors first.
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. We’ll post contact information after this year’s event.
Eternity Real Estate-Tim Downey Jr.
GTN Law-Tom McDermott
JENDOCO Real Estate
Lennon Smith Souleret Engineers
Donations Benefit the Collier Friends of the Panhandle Trail
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
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.
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 email@example.com.
Brendan, we are determining the dates right now. Please send an email to Joe Vitullo firstname.lastname@example.org and he’ll get back to you. Thanks!
We have a band that would like to play…who do we contact and when? Thank you.
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.
What animal shelter was there I was interested in the dogs.
We will–we are getting together the best directions from each direction. We can’t believe they couldn’t wait just one week!
As of Aug 22, Noblestown Road is under construction. You might want to post some info here about it.
We had fun! Glad we went!
Thanks for being a part of it! All the bands make it a great small event!
5 thumbs up!!!!
We are excited about this event again this year!!! Thank you for having us back again. LOVE RTQ………JJB