On Saturday, September 14, 2019, the communities connected by the Colebrookdale Railroad will be celebrate its 150th Anniversary with a Community Festival with food, kids’ games, train ride, steam calliope, Boyertown Alumni Ceremonial Band and a Golden Spike Driving Ceremony.
The community is invited to attend and participate in the festivities. Activities are free, food and beverages available for purchase. The festivities will conclude with a 1920’s Evening Soiree held under the tent in the railyard. Evening will include food, beverages, live music, dancing and more. Tickets to the Soiree are $100 each. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 610-367-0200, ext 107
Schedule of Community Events:
11AM: Ride our special commemorative train ride to Pottstown and arrive back to Boyertown in time to enjoy our community celebration. Please park at our lot off Second Street and ride our 1930’s Trolley to the train station.
11-2PM: Community Festival – All members of the public are invited to attend a festival in the railroad yard, Washington and Third Streets, Boyertown. Festivities will include; a steam calliope, the Boyertown Alumni Ceremonial Band, food vendors, crafts, and activities for kids. Free and open to the public.
2-2:30 PM: Golden Spike Ceremony – Festivities will include a flag ceremony by ROTC and the National Anthem will proceed the driving of the Golden Spike marking the railroad’s 150th year. Free and open to the public.
7-10 PM: Evening Soiree – A 1920’s themed Soiree that will include; cocktails, heavy hors d’oevres, dancing and music, informational displays and presentation. Tickets available by calling 610-367-0200, ext 107.
This community event was made possible by our sponsors: GANDY DANCER SPONSOR-Premier Applied Coatings, Inc & Screen Images, – IRONMATER SPONSOR-Valley Forge Convention & Visitors Bureau, Bally Ribbon Co., EnerSys SILVER SPONSOR-Campbell Fittings and our BRONZE SPONSORS-Berks International, Drumheller Construction, Gateway Ticketing Systems, Global Advanced Metals, Herb Real Estate, Holt & Bugbee, M&T Bank, Norco Metal Finishing, Reinhart & Company, Tompkins VIST Bank.