Bituminous King Coal Charles Workman Memorial Car & Motorcycle Show
Carmichaels Lions Club invites all cars, trucks, and motorcycles to the 68th Annual King Coal Charles Workman Memorial Car & Motorcycle Show. Spend the afternoon at Wana B Park with friends and family for the conclusion of a week-long celebration honoring King Coal and the reginal coal heritage.
Judging begins at noon with trophies awarded at 2:30pm. Participants are invited to join the 68th Annual King Coal Parade with parade line-up following the show.
- Best in Show
- Coal Queen Choice
- Best Motorcycle
- Best Mopar
- Top 3 Cars
- Top 3 Trucks
Registration: $10, opens at 9am
History of King Coal Show:
In 1953, many coal miners in the Southwest Pennsylvania region lost their jobs due to mechanization and coal mines beginning to close. Four Carmichaels residents (Paul Smith, Ross Allison, Stanley Allison, and Ellis “Parker” Burnette) and several local organizations decided to create a festival to bring attention to the “hub of the soft coal region” and celebrate the hard work and labor hours miners dedicated to create the coal mining town. The created the King Coal Association in 1954 to foster the development and advancement of the bituminous coal industry. Through this newly established organization, the First Annual Pennsylvania Bituminous Coal Festival was held on October 13-16, 1954. Originally, the festival simply included a parade, coal mining demonstrations and dedications, and the Coal Queen pageant. 65 years later, the King Coal Show has now blossomed into a week-long celebration of tradition and family. While several more components have been added to the Coal Show’s entertainment and exhibit schedule, the history and legacy of the miners that helped create this town and this country have lived on through this festival and the dedicated volunteers and patrons that make it possible.
About King Coal Association:
The King Coal Association was formed in 1953 to celebrate mining and its associated industries, the workers, and their families whose rich heritage has lead to the development of Southwestern Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio. The King Coal Association is a nonprofit organization, considering that all profits from the King Coal Show are donated to its three member organizations: the Carmichaels Area Chamber of Commerce, the Carmichaels-Cumberland Twp. Volunteer Fire Company, and the Carmichaels Lions Club. All of the member organizations benefit those in-need around the Carmichaels, PA area.
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