Thursday, March 22, 2012
Arizona State Mining Championship at stake in Boom Town Spree
The Miami (AZ) Boom Town Spree festivities begin Friday, April 20 and run through the weekend. The best manual miners in the state compete in such events as hand drilling and team drilling, which are judged by an official from the Mine Inspector's Office. There are also competitions for spike driving and mucking. At stake is the title of Arizona State Mining Champion, a cash prize, and a coveted Boom Town Spree embroidered Carhart coat.
The weekend also features cultural dancing, arts and crafts, live musical entertainment, activities for kids, bed races, a car show, a street dance, antique mining equipment displays, and more.
[Thanks to Jeanne Francis-Harris with the festival for passing along the details]