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Appalachian Festival

Looking Forward to Seeing You in Beckley
August 25-27, 2017



Looking Back at Appalachian Festival 2015


Looking Back at 2014

Appalachian Festival 2014 Event Schedule Brochure Now Available

Learn, Experience, Enjoy Appalachian History & Culture

The 18th Annual Appalachian Festival is three big days packed with arts, crafts, entertainment, music, food and fun!

We can't wait to see you in Raleigh County, Friday, August 22 – Sunday, August 24
this year’s festival promises to deliver!Appalachian Festival

Check out beautiful quilts, stunning art, and crafts lovingly made by over 100 artisans at the Arts & Crafts Fair

Sample delicious cuisine at Taste of Appalachia while enjoying live music.  

Listen to live music while having your lunch in the park at Fridays in the Park

For the history buffs (and the brave at heart) take a thrilling Ghost Tour and explore Beckley’s haunted sites.

Tour a once-working Coal Mine at the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine

Kids can explore and make a craft at the Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia

Don’t miss the Classic Car Show featuring more than 100 classic automobiles at Crossroads Mall

See & Shop the Best of West Virginia at Tamarack

View gallery displays of art by local artists at the Cynthia Bickey Art Gallery

Enjoy the view & visit with park rangers at Grandview National Park

Hear traditional Appalachian tales at Raleigh County Public Library

Tour historic Wildwood House Museum to view Vintage Wedding Gowns Exhibit

There’s more … craft demonstrations, strolling musicians, and bluegrass bands … all the best of West Virginia’s native talent  

Don’t miss the Appalachian Festival!  It’s sure to delight your senses and put a smile on your face

See you soon!

Thank You all involved in making the
2013 Appalachian Festival a huge success for our county

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We appreciate everyone that visited the Appalachian Festival events across Raleigh County

We appreciate all of the volunteers that gave their time and knowledge of our community to welcome guests with open-arm hospitality.

Thank You WVVA Television for Your Continued Involvement with the Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair.  We appreciate your long-time support and coverage of this historical event

Thank You to Our Appalachian Festival Sponsors:

Beckley-Raleigh County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Southern Communications Radio
My 105.9fm WTNJ
Groovy 94.1
WWNR New Talk 620am
ESPN 102.3
The BIG Dawg 99.5fm WJLS
West Virginia Wild & Wonderful

Thank You Register-Herald Newspaper for your always outstanding coverage of Appalachian Festival events throughout the weekend.

Thank You to Our Appalachian Festival Event Hosts / Venues:

49th Annual Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair – Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center
Beckley Renaissance Fridays in the Park
Beckley Renaissance Taste of Appalachia
Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
Youth Museum of Southern WV
Appalachian Festival Pageant – Royalty & Queens
Tamarack “The Best of West Virginia
Crossroads Mall
Theatre West Virginia Outdoor Dramas
New River Gorge National River – Grandview National Park
Cynthia Bickey Art Gallery 
Raleigh County Public Library
Wildwood House Museum

Because of everyone involved, the Appalachian Festival has grown to be one of the most anticipated end-of-summer festivals in Southern West Virginia.  We’re looking forward to Appalachian Festival 2014, August 22-24.  Hope to see you there.