Appalachian Festival

Appalachian Festival
Thursday, Aug 26, 2021 at 10:00am to Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 at 3:38am
Various Venues in Beckley, WV
304-252-7328

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 Business Show - Business After Hours 

Location: Convention Center

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Simple Printmaking Make And Take 

$5 per person, All ages, no pre-registration needed

Location: Dan And Cynthia Bickey Art Gallery, 600 Johnstown Road, Beckley, WV 25801

7.30 pm Beckley Concert Association Appalachian Concert featuring Mike Mitchell

Mike lives and works in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains where he is fortunate to perform and record with some of the country’s best players and educators. Classically trained, Mike is at home on the Americana/folk music stage and the singer/songwriter venues. His fiddle’s been in the Mitchell family since at least 1890, when his great grandfather carved his name into the one-piece back.

He is a singer, songwriter, and fiddler. With his effortless vocals, distinctive songwriting, and instrumental prowess, Mike continues to capture audiences and carve out his own place in bluegrass.

His single, “Calling Me”, has been streaming since September 2020 while his latest album, “Small Town”, debuted at #2 on the Billboard bluegrass chart.

Enjoy his return to Beckley with an evening of entertainment to kick off the 2021 Appalachian Maker’s Market (formerly Appalachian Arts and Crafts Fair).

Single ticket price $15.00

Location: Woodrow Wilson High School Auditorium,400 Stanaford Road, Beckley, WV 25801

8:00 pm Full Moon Bike/Walk 

Location: McManus Trail - Beckley Rail Trail

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