The Railroad Festival takes place in historic downtown Central, S.C. annually on the fourth Saturday in April and features tours of the Central Railway Museum, local food, music and arts and crafts vendors.

Free entertainment and rides for children.

Admission to the festival is free and convenient parking is available. Clemson Area Transit offers shuttle rides from most parking areas.

Download a Parking Map*

Download a CentralHeritageTour map*

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Main Stage

9:45 – 10:00: Daniel High School Jazz Band

10:00 – 10:10: Opening Ceremony & 5K Awards

10:10 – 10:45: Daniel High School Jazz Band

10:50 – 11:50: Sweet Potato Pie Kids

12:00 – 1:30: The Adam Carter Band

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The Greater Clemson Music Festival presents live music featuring Adam Carter and others, on the Main Stage! Showtime – Noon-1:30 p.m.

1:45– 3:05: Burak Tulbentci

3:15 – 5:00: Jack Roper and the Weatherman Band


Kids Stage

10:10 – 10:30: Elevation Dance Company of Pendleton

10:40 – 11:40: Buffalo Barfield

11:45 – 12:15: Kuk Sool Was of Clemson

12:25 – 12:45: Elevation Dance Company

12:50 – 1:20: Buffalo Barfield & P. Doodle Possum’s

1:30 – 2:00: Kuk Sool Was of Clemson

2:15 – 3:15: Hot Foot Cloggers

3:30 – 4:30: Buffalo Barfield

Kids Activities

Tractor Train Rides
Balloon Artist
Face Painting
Make and Take Projects
Red Caboose Tours
Function Junction
CAT Bus Tours
Fire Truck Tours
Kids Games
Visit our kids’ games tent for loads of fun and some great prizes
Central History Railway Museum
Self-guided Walking Tours
Map at info Booth
Heritage Tours –CAT Bus
Collins Ole Towne
Central Heritage Museum

Items for Sale at information booth
Combo: hat, whistle and bandana…$5


No Pets

No Skateboards

No Skates

No Bicycles