Appalachian Festival

Appalachian Festival
Tuesday, Aug 24, 2021 from 10:00am to 10:00pm
Various Venues in Beckley, WV

All Day Appalachian Restaurant Week

10.00 am -5.00 pm Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine 

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

Location: Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine, New River Park, 513 Ewart Avenue, Beckley, WV 25801

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Thomas the Train Exhibit 

Location: Youth Museum of Southern WV, 509 Ewart Ave, Beckley, WV 25801

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Outdoor Cyanotypes

$20 per student, All ages, no pre-registration needed

20 – 40 minute project

Location: Beckley Art Center, 600 Johnstown Road, Beckley, WV 25801

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm Projected Art Exhibition 

Admission: Free

Location: Beckley Art Center, 600 Johnstown Road, Beckley, WV 25801

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