Beckley-Raleigh County
Chamber of Commerce
245 North Kanawha Street
Beckley , WV 25801

Appalachian Festival

Looking Forward to Seeing You in Beckley
August 24-26, 2018

Learn, Experience, Enjoy Appalachian History & Culture

2018 Appalachian Festival Pageant Winners

Mrs Appalachian Festival
Megan Harper

Ms Appalachian Festival
Allison Villers

Miss Appalachian Festival Queen
Alexis Bolen

Teen Appalachian Festival
Tessa Kiner

The 22nd 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 24, Saturday, August 25, & Sunday, August 26, this festival promises to deliver.

Check out stunning art and crafts lovingly made by more than 100 artisans at the Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair. Don't miss the Quilt Show and the Quilter's Country Store! Live Entertainment & Good Food.

Taste of Beckley is a block party showcasing the flavor & Music of Appalachia in Beckley's Historic District! Taste local cuisine sold by local restaurants and organizations. Enjoy performances by New River Jazz Band and Randy Gilkey and the Long Point String Band.

Appalachian Themed Films will be playing at the Raleigh Playhouse & Theatre at 7:00pm on Friday, August 24 and at 2:00pm Saturday, August 25.

Lost Cannon Bluegrass Band and Shane Ingram & Friends will perform bluegrass and folk music at Friday in the Park. Lunch food vendors and farmers market vendors will also be there.

Take a underground tour of a once-working Coal Mine at the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine. Under the supervision of an experienced veteran coal miner, travel 1,500 feet below ground.

Drop by the Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia and Make-N-Take a traditional mountain craft.

Music lovers can join us for Music from Paradise Park and Hatfield & McCoys presented by Theater West Virginia at the Crossroads Mall on Saturday, August 25 at 3:00pm.

There will be craft demonstrations, food tasting and a book signing at Tamarack, The Best of West Virginia.

Daniel Vineyards will have their 1st Annual West Virginia Craft Beverage Festival. West Virginia Wineries, Hard Cider and special Craft Beer Garden along with a variety of talented WV crafts, LIVE music and good food! Saturday, August 25 from 11am to 6pm.

Come to Cynthia Bickey Art Gallery on Friday, August 25th to be entertained by John Wyatt.

Ranger on the Rock is a activity that allows you to learn more about nature. You can experience a superb view from the rim at the Main Overlook at Grandview National Park.

The Raleigh County Public Library will have The Sounds Of Appalachia. Children of all ages are welcome. Saturday, August 25th between 11:00am and 3:00 pm.

Tour historic Wildwood House Museum. The historic home of Beckley's Founder, General Alfred Beckley. Tours are from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the cost is $3.00 per person.

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!


Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair

Appalachian Festival Schedule

Festival Events Contact Information

Taste of Beckley / Fridays In the Park

Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine

Youth Museum Southern West Virginia

Beckley Art Gallery

Crossroads Mall

Raleigh County Library

Tamarack, Best of West Virginia

Grandview at New River Gorge National River

Oldies Car Show

Wildwood House Museum