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Appalachian Festival Schedule of Events

5 Big Days Packed with Music, Art & Fun!

Appalachian Festival Pageant Winners

2018 Appalachian Festival Queens

Mrs Appalachian Festival - Megan Harper
Ms Appalachian Festival - Allison Villers
Miss Appalachian Festival Queen - Alexis Bolen
Teen Appalachian Festival - Tessa Kiner



The 23nd 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 17,  Thursday - Sunday, August 22 - 25, 2019, this festival promises to deliver.

Check out stunning art and crafts lovingly made by artisans at the Arts & Crafts Fair.  Don't miss the Quilt Show and the Quilter's Country Store! 

Appalachian Block Party 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, Shane Ingram and The Lilly Mountaineers. 

Taste of Beckley


LIFExCULTURExART will be at the Raleigh Playhouse & Theatre at 3:00pm on Saturday, August 24.


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

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

Theater West Virginia at the Crossroads Mall on Saturday, August 24.

There will be craft demonstrations by Christine Keller at Tamarack


Daniel Vineyards will have their 2nd 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 17 from 12 noon to 7pm.   


Daniel Vineyards

Come to Cynthia Bickey Art Gallery on Saturday, August 24th at 2:00pm for a Camera Club Demonstration.  Also, visit the Neville Street Location for a Student Showcase at 4:00pm.   

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.  This Ranger led activity starts at 6:30pm on Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25.

The Raleigh County Public Library will have West Virginia state symbols.  Children of all ages are welcome.  Saturday, August 24th between 2:00pm.

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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.

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There’s more … craft demonstrations 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!


Raleigh County Convention & Visitors Bureau