The Burning Mountain Festival has been a New Castle tradition since 1973. Originally sponsored by the New Castle Branch Library, the Festival was adopted by the Chamber of Commerce with support from the Town. The Festival is now sponsored be the Town with the help of generous volunteers.
The Burning Mountain Festival is New Castle’s signature event. Taking place over two days in early September, the Festival celebrates the Town’s mining history and is named for our iconic mountain in which a coal seam still burns.
The festival includes a parade, musical performances in Burning Mountain Park, craft and food vendors, pancake breakfast, classic car show, kid’s carnival and new special activities each year.
The Burning Mountain Festival is a small town’s celebration of summer, friends, family and tradition. Neighbors from near and far are encouraged to join us.