Miners working in the Bohemia Mining District were hearty eaters after a long day’s work. Good mining camp cooks were highly sought after to provide the fuel that kept the miners strength up on their quest to find the still-to-this-day elusive mother lode of The District.
The inception of the 13th Annual Miner’s Dinner came at a BMD planning meeting in 2003.
Festival Coordinator Sharon Jean wanted to add a Thursday evening themed dinner to raise money to support the BMD festival expenses. She suggested creating a miner’s dinner.
A miner attending the meeting quickly spoke up and said,“Cornbread and Beans.”
Sharon asked, “Surely if a deer or a pheasant or a wild turkey came near the camp, wouldn’t they have killed it for a meal?”
“Youbetcha, Honey!” he said.
And the popular BMD Miner’s Dinner was born!
The BMD Board will once again provide the Miner’s Dinner this year. The hearty ten-ounce Ribeye steaks are grilled to order by our BMD Board members and volunteers, the beans are a delicious homemade secret recipe and the scrumptious cornbread is donated by the local Vintage Inn Restaurant.
Proceeds from this dinner support the Bohemia Mining Days Festival.
- Thursday starting at 6pm, $15
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