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Coal & Railroad Days (annual)
Event Information
Coal & Railroad Days (annual)
Main St.
Appalachia, VA 24216
Email: belindasharrett@yahoo.com
Hours: M-F: 6pm; Sat: 8am - 11pm
Admission: Free
Handicap Accessible
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Contact Information
Primary Contact: Belinda Sharrett
Phone: 276-565-3907
PO Box 112
Appalachia, VA 24216

Schedule: Week of the first weekend in August (may begin in July)

This unique celebration features a varied assortment of activities for all ages. There is a parade, a tricycle race, a Civil War reenactment, a staged bank robbery, magicians, cloggers, and music throughout the week. The finale is a Ms. Caboose womanless beauty pageant. Come share in this tradition of more than a quarter century and learn about the heritage of the area.

Directions: From I-81 take Exit 17 for Hwy. 58 Alt, and follow this for 50 miles to Norton. This will turn into Park Ave. as you enter town. Continue on this road for 9 miles as it turns into Kent Junction Rd. and then into Main St. in Appalachia. The amphitheater is on the right side.


For additional regional information contact
Wise County Chamber of Commerce (276) 679-0961


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