P.O. Box A.J., Paint St, Beckley West Virginia 25801
1500 feet of underground passages have restored the mine operated by the Phillips Family in the late 1800's in what is now a part of New River Park in Beckley. Visitors ride a "man trip" car guided through the mine by veteran miners for an authentic view of low seam coal mining from its earliest manual stages to modern mechanized operation. Includes: Coal House, a three room house dating back from 1925 through the 1940's; Superintendent House, a three story structure constructed for the mine superintendent. Listed on the National Register of Historical Sites.
(Beckley) Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
02/05 Coming to The Beckley area
West Virginia Strawberry Festival Buckhannon WV May15-19 The Festival is a unique, traditional celebration to promote the strawberry harvest. Enthusiastic volunteers provide good, family style entertainment that offers exciting educational and cultural events for everyone.
Virginia Highlands Festival Abingdon VA August2-11 Showcasing Appalachian arts and crafts.
Appalachian Festival Beckley WV August23-25 The 17th Annual Appalachian Festival is three big days packed with arts, crafts, entertainment, music, food and fun!
Golden Delicious Festival Clay WV August30-September1 The Golden Delicious is the State Fruit of West Virginia. Clay County is the birthplace of the golden delicious. Antique Car Show, Art Auction Baking Contest,
5K Run/Walk, Golf Tournament.
West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Clarksburg WV August30-September1 A special children's area and stage has been added to entertain the smaller children during the entire Festival, from Happy the Clown to magicians and music.