WEST FRANKFORT, IL (KFVS) - The 2013 Southern Illinois Old King Coal Festival officially get underway Thursday, September 12 at 5 p.m. downtown with Family Night on the midway featuring Luehrs’ Ideal Rides, one of the top midways in the country.
All rides are one ticket. Third Story with Father Trevor headline Thursday nights free concert at the main stage beginning at 6 p.m. Cache River Band performs Friday at the main stage beginning at 7 p.m.
One of the events newer to the festival for the second year is the Job and College Fair, Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Old Firehouse Event Center, 108 North Emma in West Frankfort. Those looking for a new career or educational path are urged to take advantage of the opportunity to speak with representatives of over 20 colleges and employers who will be participating in this free event.