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Learn, Experience, Enjoy Appalachian History & Culture

 

The 20th Annual Appalachian Festival is three big days packed with arts, crafts, entertainment, music, food and fun!

We can't wait to see you in  Raleigh County, Friday, August 26 – Sunday, August 28, this festival promises to deliver.

Check out stunning art and crafts lovingly made by more than 100 artisans at the Arts & Crafts Fair.  Don't miss the Quilt Show and the Quilter's Country Store!  Live Entertainment & Good Food.

Taste of Beckley is a block party showcasing the flavor & Music of Appalachia in Beckley's Historic District!  Taste local cuisine sold by local restaurants and organizations.  Enjoy performances by New River Jazz Band, John Covey Cole, and Allen Smith Band.

Lost Cannon Bluegrass Band and Shane Ingram & Friends will perform bluegrass and folk music at  Friday in the Park.  Lunch food vendors and farmers market vendors will also be there.

Take a underground tour of a once-working Coal Mine at the
Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine.  Under the supervision of an experienced veteran coal miner, travel 1,500 feet below ground.

Drop by the
Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia and Make-N-Take a traditional mountain craft.

The 20th Annual Oldies Car Show will be at Crossroads Mall.  The  Classic Car Show will feature more than 100 classic automobiles from the Shady Tree Car Club.  Lines with Lotus will be at the mall with line dancing Saturday, August 27 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.  The Beckley Art Group Camera Club will have a Photography Exhibit at the Crossroads Mall on Friday, August 28 and Saturday, August 29 from 10:00am to 9:00pm. 


There will be craft demonstrations at
Tamarack.  Marty Schaerer will be creating one-of-a-kind original jewelry pieces.  Nate Parr will be demonstrating wood carving.  Sunday @ Two will feature Bobby Maynard and Breakdown. 

Come to
Cynthia Bickey Art Gallery on Friday, August 28 and enjoy a evening of poetry reading, storytelling, and music.  The Poets Cafe' will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The Beckley Art Group Camera Club will have a Photography Exhibit at the Crossroads Mall on Friday, August 28 and Saturday, August 29 from 10:00am to 9:00pm. 

Ranger on the Rock is a activity that allows you to learn more about nature.  You can experience a superb view from the rim at the Main Overlook at
Grandview National Park.

The
Raleigh County Public Library will have "Rock On:  Exploring the rocks and minerals of West Virginia.  Saturday, August 27 between 10:30am and 2:30 pm.
  
Tour historic Wildwood House Museum.  The historic home of Beckley's Founder, General Alfred Beckley.  Tours are from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and the cost is $3.00 per person.

There’s more … craft demonstrations, strolling musicians, and bluegrass bands … all the best of West Virginia’s native talent
 

Don’t miss the Appalachian Festival!  It’s sure to delight your senses and put a smile on your face

See you soon!