Appalachian Festival

Appalachian Festival
Friday, Aug 27, 2021 from 9:00am to 7:00pm
Various Venues in Beckley, WV
304-252-7328

All Day Haunted Beckley Ghost Tours - Ghost of the Civil War 

Location: Word Park at Alfred Beckley’s statue, 421 Neville Street, Beckley, WV 25801

9:00 am - 7:00 pm Appalachian Maker’s Market

The focal point of the  Appalachian Festival is the longstanding arts and crafts fair, now in its 56th year! The revitalized fair is launching with a new look and name, Appalachian Makers Market.

Within Appalachia is a rich and unique history of handcrafting; from culinary arts to metalworking. The new Appalachian Makers Market celebrates the region’s finest makers. Throughout the years the display of intricate quilts around the rotunda has been one of the most popular attractions. The Appalachian Treasures Quilt Show will remain an integral part of the new Appalachian Makers Market. Visitors will find their favorite vendors with the addition of new exhibitors showcasing unique handmade wares, both traditional and contemporary.

$5 entry fee / free parking

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Location: Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center Arena

9:00 am - 7:00 pm Business Show

Location: Convention Center

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

11:30 am - 1:00 pm Friday’s in the Park  

Food Vendors, Live Music in the Park

Lost Cannon – 11:30am – 12:15pm

Shane Ingram – 12:20pm – 1:00pm

Location: Word Park, 421 Neville Street, Beckley, WV 25801

3.00-5.00 pm Beckley Farmer’s Market 

Location: Beckley Intermodal Gateway Parking Bldg Plaza, 501 Neville St, Beckley, WV 25801

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

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