area event schedule

Appalachian Festival 2024

Aug
2
Fri
Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair @ Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center Arena
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thank you to our 2024 Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair Sponsor!
Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Tours @ Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tour underground, visit the Coal Camp, the Museum and the Gift Shop stocked with West Virginia items & freshly made fudge in a variety of flavors. The hands-on exhibitions and underground coal mining tour offer wonderful opportunities for our visitors to learn, explore, interact and share.

As the focal points of the City’s lovely New River Park, the Exhibition Coal Mine and the Youth Museum draw thousands of people to the area annually.  The unique underground mine, the recreated coal camp, the Youth Museum and the Mountain Homestead are surrounded by inviting lawns, colorful flowers, picnic areas, an imposing coal miner statue and a whimsical 20 ft. “Peace Totem”.

At the Exhibition Coal Mine, one can ride through the dark passages of a vintage coal mine. The guides are veteran miners and provide firsthand accounts of the daily responsibilities and travail of past and present day miners.

In addition to the Mine, one can tour the period coal camp buildings situated throughout the grounds.  Lovingly restored, the Coal Company House, Superintendent’s Home, Pemberton Coal Camp Church, and the Helen Coal Camp School, give visitors a true representation of early 20th century coal camp life.

Visit during the Appalachian Festival and receive a Discount Admission Ticket Price

Friday’s in the Park @ Word Park, Neville Street, Downtown Beckley
Aug 2 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Food Vendors, Live Music in the Park

Friday, August 2 – Friday in the Park, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, music by Shane Ingram

Aug
3
Sat
Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair @ Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center Arena
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thank you to our 2024 Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair Sponsor!
Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Tours @ Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tour underground, visit the Coal Camp, the Museum and the Gift Shop stocked with West Virginia items & freshly made fudge in a variety of flavors. The hands-on exhibitions and underground coal mining tour offer wonderful opportunities for our visitors to learn, explore, interact and share.

As the focal points of the City’s lovely New River Park, the Exhibition Coal Mine and the Youth Museum draw thousands of people to the area annually.  The unique underground mine, the recreated coal camp, the Youth Museum and the Mountain Homestead are surrounded by inviting lawns, colorful flowers, picnic areas, an imposing coal miner statue and a whimsical 20 ft. “Peace Totem”.

At the Exhibition Coal Mine, one can ride through the dark passages of a vintage coal mine. The guides are veteran miners and provide firsthand accounts of the daily responsibilities and travail of past and present day miners.

In addition to the Mine, one can tour the period coal camp buildings situated throughout the grounds.  Lovingly restored, the Coal Company House, Superintendent’s Home, Pemberton Coal Camp Church, and the Helen Coal Camp School, give visitors a true representation of early 20th century coal camp life.

Visit during the Appalachian Festival and receive a Discount Admission Ticket Price

Aug
4
Sun
Appalachian Festival Restaurant Week 2024
Aug 4 all-day

Appalachian Festival Restaurant Week 2024

August 4 – 11, 2024
Enjoy delicious Appalachian menu items during the week from many participating restaurants

CHECK OUT THE RESTAURANT WEEK SELECTION OF RESTAURANTS HERE

Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Tours @ Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tour underground, visit the Coal Camp, the Museum and the Gift Shop stocked with West Virginia items & freshly made fudge in a variety of flavors. The hands-on exhibitions and underground coal mining tour offer wonderful opportunities for our visitors to learn, explore, interact and share.

As the focal points of the City’s lovely New River Park, the Exhibition Coal Mine and the Youth Museum draw thousands of people to the area annually.  The unique underground mine, the recreated coal camp, the Youth Museum and the Mountain Homestead are surrounded by inviting lawns, colorful flowers, picnic areas, an imposing coal miner statue and a whimsical 20 ft. “Peace Totem”.

At the Exhibition Coal Mine, one can ride through the dark passages of a vintage coal mine. The guides are veteran miners and provide firsthand accounts of the daily responsibilities and travail of past and present day miners.

In addition to the Mine, one can tour the period coal camp buildings situated throughout the grounds.  Lovingly restored, the Coal Company House, Superintendent’s Home, Pemberton Coal Camp Church, and the Helen Coal Camp School, give visitors a true representation of early 20th century coal camp life.

Visit during the Appalachian Festival and receive a Discount Admission Ticket Price

Appalachian Festival Beckley Summer Car & Bike Show @ Downtown Beckley WV
Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sunday, August 4 – Appalachian Festival Car & Bike Show with the City of Beckley and Shade Tree Car Club, 2-6 pm. New River Jazz Band to perform 3:30-4:30 at the Word Park gazebo.  Vehicle registration 2-4 pm; Judging 4-5 pm; Awards at 5:30 pm. 


 

 

Aug
5
Mon
Appalachian Festival Restaurant Week 2024
Aug 5 all-day

Appalachian Festival Restaurant Week 2024

August 4 – 11
Enjoy delicious Appalachian menu items during the week from many participating restaurants

CHECK OUT THE RESTAURANT WEEK SELECTION OF RESTAURANTS HERE

Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Tours @ Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tour underground, visit the Coal Camp, the Museum and the Gift Shop stocked with West Virginia items & freshly made fudge in a variety of flavors. The hands-on exhibitions and underground coal mining tour offer wonderful opportunities for our visitors to learn, explore, interact and share.

As the focal points of the City’s lovely New River Park, the Exhibition Coal Mine and the Youth Museum draw thousands of people to the area annually.  The unique underground mine, the recreated coal camp, the Youth Museum and the Mountain Homestead are surrounded by inviting lawns, colorful flowers, picnic areas, an imposing coal miner statue and a whimsical 20 ft. “Peace Totem”.

At the Exhibition Coal Mine, one can ride through the dark passages of a vintage coal mine. The guides are veteran miners and provide firsthand accounts of the daily responsibilities and travail of past and present day miners.

In addition to the Mine, one can tour the period coal camp buildings situated throughout the grounds.  Lovingly restored, the Coal Company House, Superintendent’s Home, Pemberton Coal Camp Church, and the Helen Coal Camp School, give visitors a true representation of early 20th century coal camp life.

Visit during the Appalachian Festival and receive a Discount Admission Ticket Price