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 this year's 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 sirloin steaks are grilled to order by our BMD Board members and volunteers, the beans are a delicious homemade secret recipe and the scrumptious cornbread muffin.
Proceeds from this dinner support the Bohemia Mining Days Festival.
- Thursday starting at 6pm, $17
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