Saturday, August 25, 2018
A Day Full of Appalachian Fun
54th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair
Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center
10:00am - 7:00pm
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
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
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.
Friday,Saturday & Sunday
There will be craft demonstrations, food tasting, and book signing at Tamarack.
Monsters of Appalachia
Beckley Art Center
1:00pm - 3:00pm
In Paper Mache with artist Christina Hototo - $10.00 person.
WV Make & Take Craft
Youth Museum of Southern WV
10:00am – Noon
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
Friday, August 26th at 3:00pm
"Ride the Rails of West Virginia"
Discover the Trains of West Virginia
Raleigh County Public Library
Saturday / 10:30am - 1:30pm
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
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 Randy Gilkey and the Long Point String Band. 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
A Ranger led activity allows you to learn more about nature. Experience the superb view from the rim at the Main Overlook.