AUGUSTA — The Sussex County Miners recently announced celebration plans to commemorate baseball's most cherished and American tradition, Opening Day. Taking place on Friday, May 18 against the Rockland Boulders, this year's home opener festivities will feature a thrilling blend of baseball, sights, sounds, tastes and spotlighting community. In addition, the first 500 fans will receive a schedule magnet, courtesy of R. Poust, Inc. Heating & Cooling and R. Poust Water, Well & Pump Services.This year's pre-game festivities will feature a stellar lineup of community recognition. Along with rolling out the red carpet for the new season, the first pitch will be thrown by the Frankford Committee. In addition, the National Anthem will be performed by Hilltop Country Day School.The Miners home opener will also boast riveting entertainment and fantastic food and drinks. Local classic rock band Rated R Band will perform sets before and after the game. Everyone looking to treat their taste buds and quench their thirst will have a blast at the second annual Beer & Burger Fest. This gastronomical spectacular will feature an eye-popping variety of mouthwatering specialty burgers as well as over 20 ice cold craft beers. Following the game, fans will experience a fireworks extravaganza that will be an explosive kaleidoscope of sight and sound.About the Sussex County MinersThe Sussex County Miners are New Jersey’s newest professional baseball team. The Miners are a proud member of the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball and play a 100-game season from May through September. The Miners play their home games at Skylands Stadium, one of the premier sports and entertainment venues in North Jersey. The Skylands Stadium Sports Complex is conveniently located in the heart of Sussex County and includes a 4,200-seat stadium, 17,000-square foot Event Center, 3-acre play and party area, 80-seat full-service restaurant – the only one of its kind in all minor league baseball -- and a spacious parking lot. In addition to baseball, Skylands Stadium also hosts numerous events including food truck festivals, beer festivals, comedy nights, boat shows, light shows, and holiday extravaganzas, as well as private and corporate functions. For more information or tickets, please click here or call 973.383.7644.