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Friday in the Park
Word Park on Neville Street
Friday, August 23 - 11:30am - 1pm


Friday, August 23 11:30am - 1:00pm in Word Park on Neville Street in Uptown Beckley

Featuring "Lost Cannon Bluegrass Band" and "Shane Ingram"
performing bluegrass and folk music favorites

Lunch time food vendors will be there serving up delicious eats

Appalachian Block Party
Uptown Beckley Main & Neville Streets
Saturday, August 24 - 5:00pm - 8:30 pm

Taste of Beckley

Appalachian Block Party

Appalachian Festival Block Party to fill Downtown Beckley Streets on August 24

The Appalachian Festival Block Party will be held on Saturday, August 24 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Beckley. In conjunction with the Appalachian Festival 2019 the block party features local food and other vendors along with entertainment and family fun.

Music will include the New River Jazz Band, Shane Ingram and Friends, The Lilly Mountaineers, Bailey Spurlock and Major Paradigm.

Local restaurants, food trucks, pop-up shops and organizations will set up booths and sell their cuisine or products. Booth and food competition categories include best appetizer, entrée, sandwich, dessert, most attractive booth, and the Peoples’ Choice. Vendor registration ended August 9. Food vendors range from fair food like kettle corn, funnel cakes, fudge, Italian ice, to sandwiches and dinners.

According to the City’s Beckley Events Director Jill Moorefield, “Formerly known as Taste of Beckley, we changed the name of the event to a Block Party in order to include a variety of booths and give it more of a community street fair feel.” Attendees will discover more than 30 booths, a variety of music, along with family activities such as a bounce house, games and face painting by Faith Community Church, plus the annual Southern Communications Oreo-Stacking Contest.

Entertainment schedule:
5:30 – 6:30 pm – New River Jazz Band, in the Heber/Main Street area
6:00 – 7:00 pm – Shane Ingram and Friends on Neville Street
5:00 – 5:45 pm – Bailey Spurlock at Word Park, Neville Street
6:00 – 7:00 pm – Major Paradigm at Word Park, Neville Street
6:45 pm – Southern Communications Oreo-Stacking Contest, Main Street area
7:00 – 8:15 pm – Daniel Lilly and the Lilly Mountaineers near intersection of Main/Fayette St.
Music sponsors include the Irish Heritage Festival, Jan Care and City of Beckley.

Before the block party, The Raleigh Playhouse and Theatre will show an Appalachian-themed document at 3:00 pm and the Academy of Creative Arts will showcase several students/instructors at 4:00 pm at the Neville Street room under the academy.

Another event hosted by Beckley Events Committee during the festival is Friday in the Park on August 23 featuring music by Lost Cannon Bluegrass Band and Shane Ingram with Kevin Greene and Michael Hamrick, between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm at Word Park on Neville Street.

The Uptown Farmers Market is held at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3-5 pm.

Restaurants, Organization, & Churches Invited to Participate in the
Appalachian Block Party

Restaurants, organizations, and churches are invited to participate at the Appalachian Block Party - Great Promotion Opportunity - Bring your best cuisine for hundreds of visitors to sample and the opportunity to judged as the area’s best!

As one of several events planned for the Appalachian Festival, Appalachian Block Party will be held on Saturday, August 24th from 5:00pm - 8:30pm in Uptown Beckley.

The festive block party continues to grow as one of our area's favorite events  offering something for everyone with a variety of food and entertainment.

This year features "New River Jazz Band ", Shane Ingram and Daniel Lilly and  The Lilly Mountaineers.

Jill Moorefield of Beckley Events says “This event is a great opportunity for local restaurants to promote their business, and it can also serve as a good fund-raiser for organizations and churches.”

Restaurants, organizations and event vendors will set up booths along Main, Heber and Neville Streets selling their specialties to the community. Vendors sell items on their own, so tickets are not required.  From restaurant specialties to fair food favorites, a variety of cuisine will be available. A panel of celebrity judges and the public will vote for their favorites.  If judged as the best in any of the categories, the entry will receive a certificate to display.  Celebrity judges will vote for individual categories including best appetizer, entree’, sandwich, dessert and most attractive booth.  The public can vote for the Peoples’ Choice Booth — The ballot box will be located at Beckley Event’s information booth near Main and Heber Streets. 


Throw your hat in the ring at the Appalachian Block Party
 Saturday at the Oreo Cookie Stacking Contest


Brought to you by BC/Goody’s Headache Powders/ Sam’s Club of Beckley and 103CIR!


No Matter What you and your running mates’ stance on the issue is we just want it to be the highest and still standing when time is up!


You could be the reigning stacking champions. Contestants will get cool Team BC or Team Goody’s T’s and one team will win cool stuff! Open to all Ages in Teams of two - limited entry availability One team per family. Sign in at Uptown Beckley Appalachian Block Party during the Appalachian Festival.  Oreo Stacking contest begins at 6:35pm.


Adult/ Child Teams Encouraged- One Team per family.

Open to all Ages

Registration at The Information Booth in front of the courthouse 6:00-6:45

No Obligation to play

5 teams chosen by random drawing @ 6:45

One entry per person

10 Minutes and 37 Seconds to stack

must be tallest free standing - hands off to win

Equal Cookie amounts provided to each participating team.

Decision of the Judges is final

Table Bumping = Disqualification.


May the Highest Stacking Team Win!

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Uptown Beckley's Tailgate Farmers Market

Uptown Beckley's Tailgate Farmers Market.  The hours are from 3pm to 5pm on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway Plaza. 

Haunted Beckley

Friday & Saturday, August 23 & 24
Downtown Beckley - Meet in the Beckley Underground off of Neville Street

Haunted Beckley

Haunted Beckley


Beckley Events