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 Festival Map*

Download a CentralHeritageTour map*

*pdf – Requires Adobe Reader


Fun entertainment for all ages is an important part of the Central Railroad Festival:

Main Stage
9:45 a.m. Southern Wesleyan University Jazz Band
10 a.m. Opening Ceremony and 5K Awards
10:10 a.m. Southern Wesleyan Jazz Band
11:15 a.m. Daniel Jazz Band
12:30 p.m. Thermonuclear Rodeo (Tony Tidwell, Jennifer Goree & Band)
2:15 p.m. The Flying Saucers

Clemson Music Festival
4 p.m. Soul Ripple
5:15 p.m. Wobblers & RazzMaJazz
Kids Area Stage
10:10 a.m. Elevation Dance Company of Pendleton
10:40 a.m. Buff alo Barfi eld “Jug Band Jam”
11:45 a.m. Hot Foot Cloggers
12:25 p.m. Karate demonstration by Kuk Sool Won of Clemson
12:50 p.m. Buffalo Barfield and P. Doodle Possum
1:30 p.m. Hot Foot Cloggers
2:15 p.m. Karate demonstration by Kuk Sool Won of Clemson
2:45 p.m. Hot Foot Cloggers
3:30 p.m. Buff alo Barfi eld “Jug Band Jam”

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 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Central Heritage Museum 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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


No Pets

No Skateboards

No Skates

No Bicycles