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Saturday, September 20th  
  Bluegrass & Anthracite Heritage Festival  
 
 

The 2nd Annual Bluegrass & Anthracite Heritage Festival will be held on Saturday September 20th at the Mauch Chunk Lake Park. The park is located 2 miles from the downtown historic district of Jim Thorpe. This year's event will again feature top name performers such as Jay Smar and Blue Roots as well as some new performers including The Three of Us and Aimless Pursuit. A number of local favorites including Pat McGeehan and the Coal County Express are also scheduled to appear on state. The festival will also include a number of crafters, food vendors, and exhibits relating to Anthracite Coal Mining and local history. There is a $2.00 admission fee to the event for adults and $1.00 for children 12 and under. The event will run for 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. with overnight camping accommodations available. A social bonfire will be held at dusk. For further information on camping availability contact the park office at (570) 325-3669 M-F between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Performance Schedule - Main Stage
Texas Rose 11:00 - 11:35
Jupiters Arrow 11:55 - 12:30
The Three of Us 12:50 - 1:25
Tim & Maury 1:45 - 2:20
Kelly & The Perks 2:35 - 3:10
Aimless Pursuit 3:30 - 4:05
Blue Roots 4:30 - 5:05
Dinner Break 5:05 - 6:30
Jay Smar 6:30 - 7:05
Pat McGeehan & the Coal Country Express 7:25 - 8:00
Blue Roots 8:20 - 8:50
Aimless Pursuit 9:10 - 9:45
 
Special Presentation - Agnes McCartney Pavilion

Olde Time Mountain Jamboree - Bring your fiddle, banjo or mandolin

5:00 - 6:00
 
Music Workshops - Agnes McCartney Pavilion
Slow Jam Feat - presented by Texas Rose 1:00 - 1:30
Lester Flat G run and how to play a G modal on guitar feat presented by Brian Pierce 1:30 - 2:00
Open Tunings on guitar presented by Jay Smar 2:00 - 2:30
 
Kid's Corner - Exhibit Area
Pumpkin Painting - presented by the 4H Club, while supplies last 10:00 - 2:00
Kids Craft Corner - presented by Access Services 1:00 - 5:00
Birds of Prey Program presented by Carbon County Environmental Center 1:30 - 2:00
Buster the Clown - Face Painting & Balloons 1:00 - 5:00
Reptile & Snakes Program presented by Carbon County Environmental Center 5:00 - 5:30
 
Model Airplane Flight Demonstration - Beach
Presented by Tuscarora Flying Club, Aircraft static display 10:00 - 5:00
 
Hayrides - by the registration table
11:00 - 12:00 - 1:00 - 2:00 - 3:00 - 4:00  
 
Food Vendors - Exhibit Area
Lorah's Pig Roasters - Pulled pork barbecue, barbecue chicken, corn on the cob, baked potatoes
Yurchak Food Vending - Hot dogs, kielbasa, haluski, halupki
Mister Taco - Mexican food, pizza, hamburgers, and hand dipped ice cream
Tropical Temptations - Fruit smoothies, fruit yogurt cup, beverages
Amy's - Waffle ice cream sandwiches, root beer floats
Parryville Fire Company - French fries, fried vegetables, mozzarella sticks, fried oreos and twinkies
Smitty's - French fries, pierogies
Lansford AMVETS - BBQ wings, baked goods
 
Historical Attractions - Exhibit Area
Eastern PA Coalition of Abandoned Mine Reclamation (EPCAMR)
Anthracite Living History Group
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
Huber Breaker Preservation Society
DCNR - Lehigh Gorge State Park/Lehigh Gorge Trail
Dimmick Memorial Library
Jim Thorpe High School History Club - "When the Breakers Went Silent"
#9 Coal Mine & Museum
Mauch Chunk Historical Society
Ironton Rail Trail
Carbon County Environmental Education Center
Switchback Gravity Railroad Foundation
Mauch Chunk Museum & Cultural Center
Weatherly Train Works
St. Mark's & St. John's Episcopal Church
Summit Hill Historical Society
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