The 2021 Appalachian Festival will take place from August 21 to 28 with various activities planned throughout the community. The Beckley Events committee is pleased to offer the Appalachian Festival Street Fair during this year’s festival. The street fair will be held on Saturday, August 28, from 5:00-8:30 pm along Neville, Heber and Main Streets. Restaurants, food trucks, organizations and pop-up shops can register to set up a booth during the event. The festive block party will celebrate Appalachia with food and other vendors, plus music, an Oreo-stacking contest and family activities. The New River Jazz Band, and Matt Mullins & The Bringdowns will perform during the evening.
According to Jill Moorefield of Beckley Events, “Restaurants and food vendors are invited to set up booths and bring their best cuisine for sampling/selling and the opportunity to be recognized as the area’s best. The event is a great way to reach hundreds, and if you are judged as the best in any of the competition categories, you will receive an award certificate. Award categories include best entrée, sandwich, fair food, dessert, along with the most attractive booth and most fun booth. The street fair also welcomes organizations & churches to promote themselves and/or fund-raise. Pop-up shops can set-up booths to market their products.”
Interested participants need to complete a registration form by August 10th. The form can be found on the city’s website www.beckley.org or call 304-256-1776 to have one mailed or emailed.