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
PO Box 645
West Frankfort, IL, 62896
Phone: 618 923-0797
Sharon Ossig - Coal Miner's Memorial Park & Parade
Phone: 618 937-1898
Marcia Raubach - Advertising and Sponsors
Phone: 618 923-2728
Tracy Craig - Vendors
Pageant & Scholarship Contests