Ragtime in Rockhill

Quick Details

Duration: Varies by Activity

Date: September 23rd – 25th

Info: Performances, Silent Movies, Dinner Train

Enjoy the sweet sounds of ragtime music at America's oldest operating narrow gauge railroad.

The East Broad Top Railroad is once again partnering with the Central Pennsylvania Ragtime and American Music Festival to bring the sweet sounds of jazz and ragtime to Rockhill Furnace! From enjoying live performances on the platform to the Broad Top Ball, Dinner Train & Concert… there is a musical experience for everyone! Where else in the country can you enjoy performances from Grammy award-winning ragtime musicians while experiencing such rich industrial history? 

Learn more about the festival here.

Free Activities

In conjunction with our regular train departures, festival pianists will entertain the public on a rotating schedule throughout the morning and afternoon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. While a train ride our guided tour is encouraged, a ticket is not required to enjoy the music… so bring a chair and come on down to the Orbisonia Station to enjoy the sweet sounds of ragtime in the shadow of America’s oldest operating narrow gauge railroad. 

Ticketed Activities

Head over to the Rockhill Trolley Museum for an afternoon of musical fun. Musicians from the Central Pennsylvania Ragtime & American Music Festival will be performing ragtime, jazz, blues, boogie-woogie, and favorites from the Great American Songbook in our covered tent. Take a ride on a historic trolley, put on your best 1920s attire and dance on the dance floor, enjoy a meal from Rebelz Mobile Cuisine, and more! Don’t miss this event that’s sure to be the cats pajamas! Attendees are encouraged to be in vintage dress.

Join us for an evening of movies under the stars at the East Broad Top Railroad’s Orbisonia Station! A trio of tantalizing silent comedy shorts from the 1910s and ‘20s will be screened, with live musical accompaniment by musicians of the Central Pennsylvania Ragtime & American Music Festival! Bring a chair and a blanket for this evening of movie and musical fun! Grab a bag of popcorn and a hot drink, sit back, and enjoy the show! 

Hop aboard a 1 hour round trip excursion on the East Broad Top Railroad, America’s oldest operating narrow gauge railroad! Upon returning to the Orbisonia Station, sit down to a catered dinner, and enjoy the syncopated stylings of the Grammy-award winning performers of the Central Pennsylvania Ragtime & American Music Festival! Bring your dancing shoes and strut your stuff on the dance floor, tap your feet to the music of America’s past, and enjoy the first ever Broad Top Ball! 

Festival Activies

Train Rides

Guided Tours

Vintage Trolley Rides

Groups of 20 or More: Please contact our station at (814) 447-3285 or info@eastbroadtop.com to book your reservation!

Other Events

FEBT Fall Reunion

Train & Trolley PumpkinFest

Plan Your Visit

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