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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