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Beckley , WV 25801
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Appalachian Block Party / Fridays In the Park


Friday in the Park
Word Park on Neville Street
Friday, August 23, 11:30am – 1:00pm

Featuring "Lost Cannon Bluegrass Band" and "Shane Ingram" performing bluegrass and folk music favorites. Lunch time food vendors will be there serving up delicious eats


Appalachian Block Party
Uptown Beckley Main & Neville Streets
Saturday - 5:00pm - 8:30pm

Be Our Guest at the “Appalachian Block Party”: A Celebration of Music, Food, & Fun

As one of several events planned for the Appalachian Festival, the Block Party will be featured on Saturday, August 24 from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. in uptown Beckley. The festive street party will offer a variety of food, entertainment & fun for all.

Entertainment will feature the New River Jazz Band performing near the corner of Main and Heber Streets; the Lilly Mountaineers performing near the intersection of Fayette & Main Streets; Shane Ingram along Neville Street and Major Paradigm at Word Park. The music is sponsored by the Irish Heritage Fund. Southern Communications will have their annual Oreo-stacking contest on Main Street, and Faith Community Church will offer face painting and family activities.

Restaurants, food trucks, businesses, pop-up shops, organizations and event vendors will set up booths along Main, Heber & Neville Streets selling their specialties to the community. Vendors sell items on their own, so tickets are not required. From restaurant specialties to fair food favorites, a variety of cuisine will be available. A panel of celebrity judges and the public will vote for their favorites. If judged as the best in any of the categories, the entry will receive a certificate to display. Celebrity judges will vote for individual categories including best appetizer, entree’, sandwich, dessert, and most attractive booth. The public can vote for the Peoples’ Choice Booth -- The ballot box will be located at the event headquarters’ booth. For vendor registration, call 304-256-1776 or visit

Restaurants, organizations, and churches are invited to participate at the Appalachian Block Party - Great Promotion Opportunity - Bring your best cuisine for hundreds of visitors to sample and the opportunity to be judged as the area’s best!

Jill Moorefield of Beckley Events says “This event is a great opportunity for local restaurants to promote their business, and it can also serve as a good fund-raiser for organizations and churches.”

We hope to see you at the Appalachian Block Party in Downtown Beckley WV!