Anthracite Heritage Festival of the Arts

Festivals & Fairs

May 6, 2023

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Anthracite Heritage Festival of the Arts

The 17th annual Anthracite Heritage Festival of the Arts, celebrating our heritage, will take place May 27th in Shamokin, PA and features entertainment, children's activities and exhibits, food, vendors, crafters, artists plus historical tours, train & carriage rides and many more attractions going on all day.

For information about the festival, read more.

 This festival offers a variety of events that showcase the authentic charm and heritage found in many of the towns found in the Susquehanna River Valley.  On Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, enjoy a variety of fun for all ages. Compete in a 5k race; enjoy historic carriage, rides & rides in a pumpkin with a princess.
Over 95 vendors line Market Street in Shamokin, offering amazing ethnic food; live demonstrations and handmade wares by artisans and craftsmen, plus children’s activities and displays. 
Churches will be open for tours that will amaze and inspire you with their breathtaking architecture and images.
Entertainment will be provided throughout the festival all day and start with the National Anthem, God Bless America, welcome by Mayor Urich and prayer by Rev. Rudy Sheptock. An array of artist will perform throughout the day. “Diggin Dusty Diamonds” the music of hard coal miners will be performed throughout the day. Watch for strolling musicians, Victorian high wheelers, balloon artists, professional face painter & train excursions. Enjoy clothesline art by local school children and marvel at the live bug exhibit & exotic creatures.

With the ongoing rush and information-overload of daily life, we often forget to slow down and remember - and celebrate – what has made the Susquehanna River Valley so diverse in its history and heritage. The Anthracite Heritage Festival of the Arts reminds – and showcases – how the Anthracite Industry not only impacted the region’s landscapes, but how it carved, created and shaped the towns, customs, celebrations, food, entertainment, architecture, lore and legends that are celebrated today.


For more information call Jeanne Derk Shaffer 

570-850-9121 or [email protected], or like “Northumberland County Council for the Arts” on Facebook



Train Rides

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There will be 2 train excursions on May 27th at the festival. Tickets are on sale now at Beverly's Flower Shop and Shuey Jewelers for $12 each.

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