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*

*pdf – Requires Adobe Reader


2018 Entertainment Schedule

Main Stage

• 9:45 a.m. – Daniel Jazz Band
• 10 a.m. – Opening Ceremony and 5K Awards
• 10:10 a.m. – Daniel Jazz Band
• 11:35 a.m. – Sweet Potato Pie
• 12:55 p.m. – Thermonuclear Rodeo
(Tony Tidwell, Jennifer Gorre & Band)
• 3 p.m. – Jack Roper and the Weatherman Band

Kids Stage

• 10:10 a.m. Sherwood Drive
• 10:40 a.m. Buffalo Barfield “Jug Band Jam”
• Kids perform on stage with Buffalo!!
• 11:45 a.m. Hot Foot Cloggers
• 12:25 p.m. Karate demonstration
• 12:50 p.m. Buffalo Barfield & P. Doodle Possum’s
interactive kids’ music show
• 1:30 p.m. Hot Foot Cloggers
• 2:15 p.m. Karate demonstration
• 2:45 p.m. Hot Foot Cloggers
• 3:30 p.m. Buffalo Barfield “Jug Band Jam”
• Kids perform on stage with Buffalo!!

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