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Hardin County Fluorspar Festival


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   62982





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