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Coalminers Country Fair

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by Deborah Jayne (subscribe)
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Coalminers Country Fair, State Coal mine Wonthaggi
Photo Credit: State Coal Mine Wonthaggi Facebook Page


The Coalminers Country Fair is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Eastern Area Mine at the State Coal Mine in Wonthaggi.

Starting at 10am on Sunday 13th March 2016, entry to the Coalminers Country Fair is FREE!

Making it a day full of fun there will be market stalls and children's entertainment, including laser tag, jumping castle and petting farm.

Enjoy wine and cheese tasting while the Wonthaggi Citizens Band entertains. Stroll around above ground, taking in the old buildings, or venture below on an underground tour and see what working life was like for the miners. There will also be bus tours of the local historical sites.

Coalminers Country Fair, State Coal mine Wonthaggi
Photo Credit: State Coal Mine Wonthaggi Facebook Page


The State Coal Mine in Wonthaggi is open daily from 10am – 4.30pm and entry to all above ground exhibits are FREE. Walk through the houses, pretend to drive the huge train engine, listen to stories of tragic explosions and view items in the museum

Underground tours run daily at 11.30am and 2pm, with additional tours during school holidays.

The State Coal Mine is located on Garden Street, Wonthaggi. There is plenty of onsite parking and a café. Guests are also welcome to make use of the BBQ and covered picnic area facilities.

Visit the State Coal Mine Wonthaggi Facebook page here for more photos and information.
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Why? Country Fair
When: 10am - 3pm
Phone: 03 5672 2720
Where: Wonthaggi State Coal Mine
Cost: FREE Entry
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