Learn, Experience, Enjoy Appalachian History & Culture
2017 Appalachian Festival Pageant Winners
Mrs Appalachian Festival - Tracy Hatfield
Ms Appalachian Festival - Pamela Freeman
Miss Appalachian Festival Queen - Kenzie Dotson
Teen Appalachian Festival - Kinley Epperly
The 22nd 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 24, Saturday, August 25, & Sunday, August 26, 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 and Randy Gilkey and the Long Point String 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.
Appalachian Music presented by Theater West Virginia will be at the Crossroads Mall on Friday, August 26 at 3:00pm.
The Annual Oldies Car Show presented by Shade Tree Car Club will be on Saturday, August 26th at Beckley Auto Mall from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
There will be craft demonstrations, food tasting and a book signing at Tamarack.
Come to Cynthia Bickey Art Gallery on Friday, August 25th to be entertained by John Wyatt.
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 "Ride the Rails of West Virginia". Saturday, August 26th between 10:30am and 1:30 pm.
Tour historic Wildwood House Museum. The historic home of Beckley's Founder, General Alfred Beckley. Tours are from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 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!