Ride along the same route that carried President Lincoln from Washington, DC to Gettysburg, PA, where he delivered one of the greatest speeches in American History!


2 West Main Street New Freedom, PA 17349

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PA Cowboy Weekend

PA Cowboy Weekend


SAVE THE DATES! Pennsylvania Cowboy Weekend is happening again Saturday, October 12 & Sunday, October 13, 2019! 

Transport yourself to the Wild West in this event celebrating cowboy (and cowgirl) culture! Ride along our No. 17 locomotive with “the most reckless class of outlaws in the wild country,” and prepare for an experience straight out of the most beloved cowboy films– compete with train robberies , shootouts, live performances and more! So, don’t be a yellow belly, come over yonder this October 12th and October 13th for a rockin’ good time!

Cowboy Carnival admission is FREE!
Train Robbery Excursions: $30 Adults | $20 Children (3-12)
Excursions will sell out fast! Buy your tickets today!


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This celebration of cowboy culture immerses visitors in the most unique movement of the 1800s. The Wild West movies from the 1950s to today romanticize the life of the cowboy (and cowgirl) and make us all want to be participants in the cowboy life.

Cowboys were referred to as “the most reckless class of outlaws in the wild country.” Our locomotive, the No.17, is exactly like those that ran at the time of expansion west and it creates a unique stage for cowboy robberies and learning about the cowboy lifestyles.

This family-friendly event includes:

• An interactive cowboy carnival in the heart of New Freedom
• Live train robberies aboard the No. 17
• Authentic cowboy camp at Summit Grove
• Performances by musicians, magicians, buskers, and brawlers
• Cowboy shootouts with the good guys and the bad guys
• A Sunday morning service for those who worship
• Cowboy story-telling around the campfire
• Cowboy-centric entertainment for children
• Onsite cowboy camping for interested attendees
• Interactive elements for volunteer guests

Take the tracks back in time for this mid-October western weekend with the cowboys of the classics. Join us for Pennsylvania Cowboy Weekend at Steam Into History on October 12-13!

PACW Schedule of Events

11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cowboy Carnival at Marge Goodfellow Park with live Wild West action, food
vendors, magic, live music, Macaroni Kid, and other family entertainment

11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Interactive Wild West Cowboy Camp at Summit Grove Campground with cowboy
period shows, demonstrations, and a glimpse into cowboy life 11 to 5pm

11:30 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:30 pm
Train Robberies with LIVE Wyatt Earp vs. Frank Stillwell reenactments

11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Live Corn Band at the Cowboy Carnival

1:30 pm & 3:30 pm
Rigo and his Band of Gunslingers

2:30 pm
Kid Posse Roundup
Bandits wear handkerchiefs and kids find them

4:00 pm
Gunfight at the OK Corral at the Wild West Cowboy Camp at Summit Grove Campground

Susquehanna Travellers LIVE at Cowboy Camp (set times to be determined)

10:00 am
Cowboy Church Worship Service at Summit Grove Camp & Conference Center