Beckley Preps For Upcoming Community Events

The Beckley Events Committee is now accepting vendor booth applications for several upcoming events including the Appalachian Festival Block Party in August and Beckley’s Kids Classic Festival in September.

The Appalachian Festival Block Party will be held on Saturday, August 24 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Beckley. Part of the Appalachian Festival, the festive block party features local food vendors and entertainment including the New River Jazz Band, Shane Ingram, The Lilly Mountaineers, and Major Paradigm. Local restaurants and organizations are invited to set up a booth and sell samples of cuisine. It is recommended that items are priced at a discount so that attendees have an opportunity to sample several dishes. According to the City’s Event Director Jill Moorefield, “It is a great way to reach hundreds, promote your establishment, and if you are judged as the best in any of the competition categories, you’ll receive a certificate to display.” Competition categories include best appetizer, entrée, sandwich, dessert, most attractive booth, and the Peoples’ Choice. Vendors need to be registered by August 8 and follow Health Department rules.

Beckley’s annual Kids Classic Festival is scheduled September 2– 8. Baby-related vendors are invited to set-up at the Baby Fair held at Word Park on September 6, 11 am – 1 pm.