At the Miner’s Blast family festival on the first Saturday in October at Coal Creek Park in Erie, the tractor rides are thrilling, the haystack labyrinth is effectively disorienting and the local oil and gas company’s pumpkin giveaway is much appreciated by the many kids who stopped by for a snag.
It is true that coal mining has historically been a major part of the town’s identity, with dozens of dormant mines from the 1800s peppered throughout town. The Miner's Blast doesn’t have anything to do with mining, though as all the miners have all left town decades ago. Instead it has become a fall tradition to ring in Autumn.
Other Historic Events and places in Erie include the Erie Town Fair, The Erie Biscuit Day and Anderson Farms