Thursday, August 16, 2018

"Pottsville on Tap" to Celebrate History and Culture of Pottsville

Celebrate the history and culture of Pottsville with music, beer, ethnic foods, crafters and more!
This inaugural festival is presented by the Pottsville Area Development Corporation (PADCO) and the Pottsville Business Association (PBA); and is hosted by Yuengling Brewery and the 250​th​ Anniversary of Anthracite. The day-long event will feature a Yuengling beer garden, a pierogi eating contest, ethnic foods, live music, special tours of the Yuengling Brewery, local crafts. There will also be activities and programs focusing colorful history of coal mining, coal miners and how the industry built Pottsville and the nation. There will even be a free showing of the 1970’s movie of the Molly Maguires!

“We are excited to announce “​Pottsville on Tap” said PADCO Interim Executive Director, Savas Logothetides, “Pottsville has a great story to tell and experiences to share! The city was shaped by immigrants from dozens of countries who flocked here in the 19​th​ and early 20​th​ century. This mosaic of immigrants brought their unparalleled work ethic, spirit and food delicacies from their homeland. They made Pottsville the economic center of the region’s anthracite mining and helped fuel the industrialization of America. And, you can’t tell the story of Pottsville without Yuengling, America’s oldest brewery and the jewel of Pottsville. Touring the brewery and walking through the 100-year-old hand dug caves is unforgettable and a testament Yuengling’s ingenuity and craftsmanship. Our stories are intertwined.”

This year’s theme of the 250th Anthracite Anniversary encourages visitors to explore the life of a coal miner and their families through reenactors and artifacts from the mining industry.
The event will take place ​September 15, 2018, 11 AM – 5:00 PM, on Centre Street in downtown Pottsville between Market Street and Laurel Boulevard.

Pottsville on Tap​ is part of the Pottsville Continued Progress Project, a PADCO initiative. PADCO is the city’s economic development agency and works to instill vibrancy to the downtown business community and improve quality of life for its residents. In collaboration with the City and PBA, PADCO has led the effort to revitalize downtown. All proceeds from ​Pottsville on Tap
​ will go to support that effort. The full Downtown Pottsville Revitalization Strategy is available on PADCO’s website under Continued Pottsville Progress (​​). Want to get involved? Please sign to volunteer on the PADCO site or visit our FB event page for more information.