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Saturday, August 26, 2017

A Day Full of Appalachian Fun


53rd Annual Arts & Crafts Fair
Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center

10:00am - 7:00pm

 

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Amazing handiworks from over 100 artists and craftsman. Come prepared to shop and enjoy! Featuring a Quilter's Country Store, Live entertainment & good food. Come hungry and feast upon a variety of festival fare!



Coal Mine Tours

Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine - New River Park

10:00am - 5:30pm

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The Exhibition Coal Mine is the largest and most popular coal heritage destination in the region and has recently completed an extensive renovation that includes a company store, visitor center, coal museum, fudgery and gift shop. The actual tour takes visitors below ground, under the supervision of an experienced veteran coal miner. Traveling 1500 feet beneath the hillsides of New River Park, visitors are carried along track, riding authentic "man cars" from the mine entrance, to old working areas of the coal mine and back. Stops throughout the tour explore the history of low-seam coal mining from the hand-loading days into the era of modern mechanization.
*Admission to the Mine is discounted during the Appalachain Festival by showing your ticket stub from the Appalachian Festival Arts & Crafts Fair


Annual Oldies Car Show Presented by
Shade Tree Car Club

Beckley Auto Mall
Saturday / 9:00am – 4:00pm

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Take a leisurely stroll and check out classic autos from yesterday and today at the Shade Tree Car Club's car show at Beckley Auto Mall on Saturday, August 26th from 9:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. This show is open to all classes of cars, motorcycles and trucks.  Dash Plaques will be given to the first 75 entries.  There will be 70 trophies and 5 Specialty Trophies awarded also.



Craft Demonstrations
Tamarack
Friday,Saturday & Sunday
Marty Schaerer

Marty Schaerer crafts a wide variety of original jewelry including items such as necklaces, pendants, and rings.

WV Make & Take Craft

Youth Museum of Southern WV

10:00am – Noon

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Drop by and Make-N-Take a traditional mountain craft.  The Youth Museum offers a rewarding and educational experience for people of all ages and interests.  Kids can just drop in with their parents and make a traditional craft. Cost is $5.00 for general admission.


APPALACHIAN MUSIC PRESENTED BY
THEATER WEST VIRGINIA
Crossroads Mall
Friday, August 26th at 3:00pm



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"Ride the Rails of West Virginia"
Discover the Trains of West Virginia 

Raleigh County Public Library

Saturday / 10:30am - 1:30pm

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All Aboard at the library!  Join us for a program that's traintastic.  Discover the trains of West Virginia, design your own train whistle and create a conductor's hat to take home.  It's all free on Saturday, August 26th between 10:30 and 1:30.  And remember the library is your ticket to read.


Taste of Beckley

Uptown Beckley, Main & Neville Streets
5:30pm – 8:30pm

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Enjoy a block party in Beckley's historic district showcasing food by local restaurants, organizations and vendors, plus free concerts by the New River Jazz Band and other performers.  Other highlights include the annual Oreo-stacking contest and children's activities.


Ranger on the Rock
Grandview at New River Gorge National River
6:30am - 7:30pm


GRANDVIEW
A Ranger led activity allows you to learn more about nature. Experience the superb view from the rim at the Main Overlook.