Veterans Day and Christmas Parades seeking entries

VETERANS PARADE – American Legion Post 32 and the Beckley-Raleigh County Veterans Parade Committee will host the annual Veterans Parade on Friday, November 11, 2022, beginning at 11:00 a.m. The entry form and details can be found at, or call 304-256-1776 to have the form emailed or mailed. If interested in participating, please complete and send […]

Beckley’s Scarecrow Decorating Contest, plus a Scarecrow & Fall Fun event at Word Park on Saturday

Beckley is hosting its 2nd annual scarecrow decorating contest this month. During the first year of the contest in 2021, over 20 scarecrows were decorated and installed around downtown.  Interested groups should register by October 20; the registration form can be found at, click on the Beckley Events tab, or at this link: The scarecrows can […]

Planning Commission Meeting

Planning Commission Meeting There will be a Planning Commission meeting beginning at 4:00 PM today, October 4, 2022. You may attend virtually using the link below.Meeting link:… Meeting number:2632 036 8975Password:M266 (6266 from video systems)

The 31 st Annual Chili Night set for October 8

Beckley’s 31st annual Chili Night will fill the streets of downtown Beckley on Saturday, October 8, from 5:00 to 8:30 pm.  The 2022 version will include 34 chili vendors plus 30 non-chili vendors, 9 musical acts, and a mini-carnival.   The $5 admission includes five sample tickets and a voting coin.  2400 strips of tickets (5 […]

Beckley’s Scarecrow Decorating Contest

Businesses, organizations, and schools are invited to use their creativity to build a scarecrow to display downtown between October 20 and 31. Scarecrows will be displayed on the light poles along Main, Neville, Prince, and Kanawha Streets, and in Word Park and Shoemaker Square, or in storefront windows (if preferred by downtown business). The contest […]

2022 Kids Classic Festival

Beckley’s 29th Annual Kids Classic Festival is scheduled for September 5-11, 2022. The week-long festival offers family activities throughout the community such as an aerial circus, contests, booths, games, parades, entertainment, and more!   This year’s festival will kick-off on Monday, September 5 (Labor Day) with a variety of activities. Kids Day at New River Park […]

Farmers Market at Beckley Intermodal Gateway open on Monday

The Uptown Farmers Market located at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway Plaza will open for the 2022 season on Monday, July 18. Market vendors will set up at the covered plaza area on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and sell from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. The market will be open from July 18 through the months […]