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Big Coal River Heritage Festival

This year the Big Coal River Heritage Festival will take place on

Saturday September 27 2014


Big Coal

The Big Coal River Heritage Festival is a celebration of the history of the region. The vendors and exhibitors bring together many fine examples of local arts and crafts. The food vendors provide everyone with an opportunity to taste many of the local specialties everyone loves so much.

The citizens who created the Big Coal River Festival are proud of the success they have had in bringing new people to the region. Last year (2012) the second year of the festival over 1,500 people attended.

The Third annual festival is expected to draw over 2,000 people to the John Slack Park in Racine West Virginia. It’s all about growing the economy and helping everyone learn about the wonderful history of the communities located along the Big Coal River in Boone County.

The festival is sponsored by the Coal River Group of which the Big Coal River Branch is a section of this organization.  The members work with other volunteer members in the community year around to make the event successful. The event is supported by the Boone County Commission, the Boone County Parks and Recreation Commission, the Boone County Emergency Services, and the Boone County VFW Post 5578.

The third annual festival will be heavily promoted throughout the state of West Virginia and as in the past, the organization hopes to bring tourists to the event that will help to spread the word about the many recreational and educational assets to be found in the Big Coal River Valley.


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For further information you may contact Sherri 304-836-5348 (Arts, Crafts & Food Vendors),

Dan 304-836-5428 (Music) or Mary 304-837-3702.

Directions:  Take I77 south east thru Charleston towards Beckley and exit at Marmet #89.  Turn right onto route 94 and drive 10 miles to Racine.  At Racine go left at the Y onto route 3 and travel 0.05 miles.

The park will be on your right.

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