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Old King Coal Festival


West Frankfort, Illinois celebrates the coal mining industry every year during the second weekend of May.

The festival first began in 1941. ​

This longstanding tradition includes the crowing of Old King Coal, Princess Flame and her court, a coal miner's memorial service, job fair, parade, and a downtown festival filled with food, rides, games, vendors, and free nightly entertainment on the main stage. ​

The Old King Coal Festival is a family friendly environment.

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy West Frankfort's hospitality.


Old King Coal Festival is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media
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