Lantzville's Minetown Day happens on Sept. 7. This is the main event in Lantzville every year, in my humble opinion. We have lived in Lantzville for eight years now and have not missed this annual event.
It is a day to celebrate our coal-mining history, cheer on the adorable kids in the bike parade, purchase food from the Legion and Rotary concessions, visit with neighbours, make new friends, watch Lantzville's Got Talent, laugh with the kids as they play in the bouncy castles, wander around to see local vendors and groups from Lantzville, participate in the watermelon eating contest, hammer away in the hammering contest and yes, rush to buy a square in the ever popular chicken-poop bingo extravaganza before it sells out.
My family, and many other families make a day of it.
In the morning, we head to our local Legion for the pancake breakfast (8-11 a.m.) and then head to the main drag to watch the parade (10:30 a.m.) - with fire trucks, tractors and lots of kids on bikes.
Many decorate their bikes and themselves to be in the running for the bike parade prizes.
We follow the parade to the Seaview Elementary School field and more fun happens there around 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. I suggest bringing a lawn chair and sun screen and find a spot to call home. I am hoping it is a lovely day for the event, we do it rain or shine, but it is certainly more fun in the shine.
My kids are excited about the hay ride, the velcro wall, the dunk tank, the pony rides and all the fun activities that happen at Minetown Day.
It is all old school fun and it is free.
Minetown Day is sponsored through the parks and rec commission part of the District of Lantzville and it is all volunteer based.
It is a terrific community event and we encourage all of the folks around Lantzville to come share the day with us.
/ Keelin Nixon and Kenzie Alyward, both of Lantzille, take part in Minetown Days watermelon eating contest.;
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