The 15th Coal Mining Heritage Festival on July 10 at No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum

The 15th Annual Coal Miners Heritage Festival will take place on Sunday, July 10, 2022 from 10 to 5 on the grounds of the 9th Coal Miner Museum and Museum in Lansford, Carbon County, Pennsylvania.

This unique, fun, and educational event celebrates the rich anthracite region of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s history, ethnic heritage, ethnic foods, folk music, crafts, and customs.

It’s never too late to register as a seller or professional for this year’s event on July 10. To sign up, email Dale at [email protected] or call him at 610-597-6722 and leave a message. “The annual Coal Miners Heritage Festival is presented by the No. 9 Coal Miner and Museum in Lansford, and is our largest annual event,” said Dale Freudenberger, Secretary at No. 9. Hold rain or shine. A diverse array of artisans, artists, vendors, and regional organizations spread across the sprawling green grass field of No. 9 Mine A variety of amazing goods for sale.

Visitors can take an all-day underground tour of Coal Mine No. 9 for a small fee. Mine No. 9 is the oldest operating deep mine in the world and was opened in 1855 by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. It was last mined in 1972 by the Lanscoal Company. Guided underground mine tours are available throughout the day. The average temperature in the mine is around 52 degrees so a light jacket or jacket is recommended. Visitors to the mine will safely ride in enclosed mine cars pulled by an authentic mine locomotive. The nearby Coal Mining Museum No. 9, located in the original 1912 brick miner’s wash huts, houses one of the largest collections of artifacts, tools, photographs, and memorabilia in the Coal District’s anthracite coal-mining. Many unique and rare items are on display.

The festival takes place on the sprawling grounds surrounding Mining Museum No. 9. In keeping with the theme, the Coal Miners Competition is always the most popular event. Anyone over the age of sixteen is invited to take part in a coal dredging competition where competitors shovel a pile of coal in the shortest time. In the past years, this was a very competitive event that attracted participants from all over the world. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. The coal dredging competition will start at 2:00 and entry is free.

Many interesting and interesting exhibits will highlight the heritage and culture of the anthracite region. Ancient “wash day” demonstrations will show the sophistication and routine of hand-washing clothes in coal patch towns. Kids are encouraged to join in the fun! Other outdoor exhibits include local historical community exhibits, old coal area posters, a restored old mine, antique coal screen, display of old moonshine making equipment, miners’ bath day display, antique coal area beer trays exhibit, Dorrance Mine Fan Conservation Project And more!

A variety of great music that is usually found in the coal area will be shown throughout the day. Includes live broadcast of WMGH Radio Polka with Polka Joe Manjack. Famous “Breaker Boys” band Stu Richards and Tommy Symon will provide tales of vocals and charcoal. Jay Smar, a popular folk musician, singer, and keylogger, will perform at the Coal District. His grandfather actually worked as a coal miner at No. 9 Mine for several decades. Dave Matsenko, mountain musician, multi-instrumentalist and teacher, will perform hiking shows, and DJ Shawn Frederickson will play recorded folk and heritage music during the day.

Historic performers will roam the coal patch on the grounds in their original coal patch town outfits and perform a skit. Several vintage antique vehicles from the early 1900s, and a traditional charcoal home delivery truck, will be on display. There is no official auto show at this event.

If you don’t come for anything else, get a great mix of homemade ethnic foods from the Coal District as well as other popular summer festival foods offered by local organizations and food vendors. Many goodies include halopki (stuffed cabbage), homemade pierogies with butter and onions, halushki made with homemade noodles and cabbage, smoked beef sandwiches, smoked ham, pulled pork (potato pancakes), pork and bean soup, hamburger grill, Funnel Cake, Italian Ice, Ice Cream, Milkshake & Sundae, Gyros, Stuffed Vine Leaves, Chicken Tenders, Homemade Potato Chips, Homemade Lemonade, Hamburger, Hot Dog, French Fries, Fried Peroges, Mozzarella Sticks, Fresh Mini Donut, Tabbouleh Salad. Take advantage of the barrel beer between Birch and cream soda, Zimmermann iced tea, fruit sodas, baklava, and other baked goods!

There will be plenty of entertainment for children, including the famous old coal bag races with prizes for the winners, a jumping house, a children’s train ride and other fun rides, children’s games, and the famous “Buster the Clown” that makes balloon animals for kids. .

Anyone wishing to register as an engineer or vendor or have questions about the festival should contact Dale Freudenberger at [email protected] or by phone at 610-597-6722 and leave a message. Emails are preferred.

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