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If Sunday’s turnout was any indication, the Coal Miners’ Festival at No.9 Mine and Museum is well on its way to becoming a summer-time favorite. Although this was the first year of the festival, over 600 people came out for the eclectic mix of reenactments, vendors, music, and food. No. 9 Mine even broke its record of mine tours given in a day.
This was a huge success that demonstrated the widespread enthusiasm for events that celebrate the cultural and historical legacy of the coal region. It also highlighted the commitment and hard work of the No.9 Mine and its friends, who deserve congratulations for a great festival. We are already looking forward to the second annual!
The Times News wrote a nice article on the festival and took some great photos.