Latest News – February 3

Tommyknocker and Talons at Two Miles High!

The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum in Leadville is bringing back its annual wine tasting. But this year, it’s got a new twist: Tommyknockers!Flickering Candles poster web

Never heard of a Tommyknocker? Well, if you’ve ever been to a place with a history as rich as Leadville’s, then you might be familiar these mischievous spirits associated with mining. If you’ve never heard of them, why not add some mystery to your Valentine’s date and attend the Tommyknockers and Flickering Candles event?!

On Friday, February 13 the Mining Museum invites guests to sample delicious wines, beer, appetizers, and chocolates while touring this first-class museum.  In addition to Colorado drink and food selections, the event will also feature wines produced in mining regions all over the world: Chili, South Africa, Spain Australia and more. 

The National Mining Hall of Fame and Musuem.

The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.

“We hope community people will come taste some great wine and beer, celebrate mining and its superstitions, provide a little financial support for an important Leadville institution, and have fun with others with similar interests,” said Steve Whittington, NMHF Executive Director.

As part of the evening’s celebration, the NMHF will be embracing mining superstitions, including tommyknockers, flickering candles, and whistling underground.  

 Ticket prices are $35 per person, $30 for museum members. Also, the first 150 guests will receive a free commemorative wine glass! Come join us in the fun!

For more information about this event, purchase tickets or discover more about the Mining Museum, log-on to their website: LINKObit_Spacer_Thin

Leadville’s 2015 BBQ Event Registration is Open 

Registration has begun for Leadville’s 2015 Inaugural BBQ & Brew Festival, set for June 26 and 27, 2015.  To register, teams can go to the event’s website, to sign up for the competition. 

With a total prize purse of over $10,000 Leadville’s event hopes to become an annual tradition for regional BBQ competitors, and registration for this year is expected to ultimately sell out. 

This event will be a sanctioned Kansas City BBQ Society event and a part of the Rocky Mountain BBQ Association’s Rocky Mountain Cup series.  It is expected to attract some of this country’s best BBQ competitors for one of the 36 competitor team slots. 

For more information and registration details, log-on to the event website: LINK. Questions can also be directed to event organizers at the Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce, 719-486-3900.



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