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Hardin County Fluorspar
Since 1965, the annual Hardin County Fluorspar Festival has been
held in the fall in Rosiclare, Illinois to celebrate the
influences brought to the area by the Fluorspar Mining Industry.
Located on the banks of the Ohio River, Rosiclare, once known as
the "Fluorspar Capital of the World", has a colorful history
that revolved around this mineral, which is also the State
Mineral of Illinois. Each year, the Festival highlights
and brings back memories of days gone by.
Held on the first weekend in October in
downtown Rosiclare, the Festival features an ever-growing list
of activities and things to do. Events include a Miss
Fluorspar Pageant, carnival, pet parade, bicycle & golf cart
contest & parade, car/motorcycle show, photo contest, food and
craft vendors, barbeque, open house at the American Fluorite
Museum, local musical talent, the Festival parade at 2:00 p.m.
on Saturday and the finale on Saturday evening featuring a
fireworks display at the City Park overlooking the river.
Contact Information: Please contact the
Hardin County Fluorspar Committee at
or write us at P>O>Box 396, Rosiclare, Illinois