Local Attractions & Events

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June – August, 2016
Outdoor Dramas – “Honey in the Rock”, “Hatfields & McCoy”, “The Wizard of Oz” and “Rocket Boys”, Cliffside Amphitheater, Grandview Theatre West Virginia – 800.666.9142

Mid-June – Late August, 2016
Bluefield Blue Jays Appalachian League Baseball – Bluefield – 276.326.1326

Mid-June – Late August, 2016
Princeton Rays Appalachian League Baseball – Princeton – 304.487.2000

July 15 – 16, 2016
Friends of Coal Auto Fair  – YMCA Youth Sports Complex, Beckley – 304.252.0715

August 3 – 7, 2016
23rd Appalachian String Band Music Festival – Camp Washington Carver, Clifftop – 304.438.3005

August 6, 2016
Captain Thurmond’s New River Gorge Challenge – New River Gorge National River – 304-574-2337
The Captain Thurmond’s Challenge Triathalon consists of 28.5 miles of the most extreme whitewater, mountain biking and running in West Virginia and the East Coast. The triathlon can be done as a relay team, solo, or raft team.

August 12 – 21, 2016
State Fair of West Virginia – State Fairgrounds, Fairlea –304.645.1090

August 26 – 28, 2016
Annual Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair – Beckley/Raleigh County Convention Center – 800.987.3847

September 3 – 10, 2016
Beckley’s Annual Kids Classic Festival – Beckley– 304.256.1776
A week packed with events for the kids and the entire family, including the Uptown Kids Fair and parade.

October 1, 2016
Beckley’s Annual Chili Night – Beckley – 304.256.1776
Chili competition including restaurants/catering firms, non-restaurant businesses, organizations, schools and individuals. Panels of celebrity judges will select their favorite chili in four categories, plus the best-tasting spicy chili and the most unique chili. The public can vote for the People’s Choice with voting coins that are distributed at admission.

October 15, 2016
New River Gorge Bridge Day Festival – New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville –800.927.0263

July 19 -28, 2017
World Scout Jamboree – The Summit: Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve – Fayette County, West Virginia

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