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

Daniel Lilly & The Lilly Mountaineers at Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair @ Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Daniel Lilly & The Lilly Mountaineers at Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair

Friday, August 2 ; 10am – 1pm

Saturday, August 3 ; 10am – 6pm

Face Painting by Desi at Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair @ Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fiar
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Face Painting by Desi at Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair

Friday, August 2 ; 10am – 6pm
Saturday, August 3 ; 10am – 6pm

More info coming soon

Happy Brain ” Celebrating Early Connections” Exhibit – Youth Museum of Southern WV @ Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Happy Brain ” Celebrating Early Connections” Exhibit – Youth Museum of Southern WV

Find out more about Youth Museum exhibits here

Friday’s in the Park featuring Shane Ingram @ 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

Shane Ingram bluegrass music performances – at Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair @ Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fiar
Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

2pm Shane Ingram (Bluegrass Music performances throughout the afternoon)

 

More info coming soon

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

Book Signing by Don Stansberry @ Tamarack Marketplace
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Saturday, August 3rd | Book Signing by Don Stansberry | 10am – 4:30pm

Don Stansberry joins us to celebrate the power of storytelling! He is the author of five books including Secret Blood, Crusty, Inky and the Missing Gold, Inky, Oglebee, and the Witches, and Skipping Through the ABC’s of History.