This calendar covers Logan, Mingo, Boone and Lincoln counties. To submit an item for the calendar, send an email to acopley@HDMediaLLC.com.
Public Hearing for Joint Committee on Redistricting, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 29, Chief Logan State Park.
JULY 30-AUG. 1
"CLUE!" On Stage & A Picnic in the Park, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, July 30-Aug. 1, Waterways Waterpark Amphitheater, Julian. Presented by Appalachian Community Theater. Dinner by West Madison Grocery includes pulled pork sandwich or veggie plate, baked beans, chips and a drink. Cost, $18 for the show and picnic. Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com.
River of Hope- Kayak float (Float for Hope) and Fishing Tournament (Fishing for Hope), 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 31, Guyandotte River. Presented by Friends of the Guyandotte, Friends of the Tugfork, Williamson Parks and Recs, and S&G outdoors and benefitting the WV Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Check in at the Williamson Field House and on the Guyandotte River with check in at S&G Outdoors in Logan. Each float trip is 6 miles. Registration is $25. Fishing for Hope, noon-4 p.m. on the Tugfork River with check in at the Williamson Fieldhouse and the Guyandotte River with check in at S&G Outdoors. Visit afsp.donordrive.com/event/riverofhope.
Kevin's Lazy River Adventure, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 31, John Slack Park in Racine to Dartmont Park. A 10.5-mile float with a free picnic at the end. Hosted by the Big Coal River Branch - Coal River Group. For more information, find the event on Facebook.
Jim Conley Memorial Football Camp, 8-11 a.m. Saturday, July 31, Chapmanville Regional High School. For ages 5 to incoming eighth-grade students. To register, visit Chapmanville Regional High School Football Facebook page.
Pikeville Comic Con, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 31, Appalachian Wireless Arena, Pikeville, Ky. Tickets, $12.
Twirl Camp, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 2-3, Larry Joe Harless Community Center, Gilbert. Free. Call 304-664-2500 to register.
Down To The River, 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, Main Street, Pikeville, Ky. Free.
Chapmanville Community Yard Sale, Friday-Saturday, Aug. 6-7.
Guided ATV Poker Run, 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, Matewan Depot Replica Museum and Welcome Center. This event will be a fundraiser to be used as matching funds for the Matewan awning grant. Cost, $50 per hand (multiple hands may be purchased). Call 304-426-5744.
Jeffrey Wayne and Vegas McGraw, Saturday, Aug. 7, Waterways Amphitheatre, Julian.
Car, Truck and Bike Show, Saturday, Aug. 7, at South Side Mall, Goody, Ky. Registration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Awards at 3 p.m. Registration, $20. Hosted by Mingo-Pike Car Club. Proceeds will help buy gifts and clothes for children in need at Christmas in Mingo and Pike counties. Call Peanut Bowens at 606-353-1381 or Michael Brewer at 304-235-3761.
Burnwell Beach Summer Trail Ride, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at free trail rider's parking area behind Dr. Wilson's office, 126 West 2nd Ave., Williamson. Hosted by Trail 10 House and ATV Tours. Cost, $50 per vehicle. Tickets at eventbrite.com.
4th annual Back to School Bash, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, Larry Joe Harless Community Center, Gilbert. For pre-K through 12th grade. COVID vaccinations, immunizations, haircuts, lunches, dental screenings, hearing tests and free school supplies.
The Bash in Beckley, 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, Beckley Raleigh Convention Center. Presented by All-Star Wrestling. Tickets, $15-$30.
37th annual Logan County Dehue/Rum Creek Reunion, 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at Holden Central Elementary School (from Logan Walmart, go toward Williamson. First Holden exit on right, at stop go right on Copperas Road straight to the school on the right). Registration, refreshments, music and sock hop. Annual Dinner and Brief Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14. Bring food to share and drinks. For more information, call Donna Porter Lucas at 304-525-4218 or 681-888-6690.
New Line Cagefighting, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, Madison Civic Center. Visit https://www.newlinecagefighting.com.
The Chris Ryan Band with guest Shawn Benfield, Saturday, Aug. 14, Waterways Amphitheatre, Julian.
Block Party, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, 1st Avenue, Williamson. Hosted by Williamson Health & Wellness Center.
Sunset Market, 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, 2nd Avenue and Pike Street, Williamson. Hosted by Williamson Health & Wellness Center. Artisans, authors, artists, direct sales and more.
Alum Creek Car Show, Saturday, Aug 14, 4452 Coal River Road, Alum Creek. Top 50 cars earn a trophy. Food, games and more. To preorder a T-shirt ($17), text Carla Finch at 304-552-5534. Preregistration is also available via text.
Cemetery Edition Trail Tour, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at the pavilion in Matewan. Hosted by Trail 10 House and ATV Tours. Cost, $50 per vehicle. Tickets at eventbrite.com.
Battle of Blair Mountain 100 Years Later: Roundtable Discussion — Significance for Working People Today — 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19 — virtual, free (must register online). Visit www.blair100.com.
Roger Lee Charles and a Mile To Nowhere, 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, Main Street, Pikeville, Ky. Free.
Concert with Kam Owsley, Breaking The Stone, Kait Boytek, Corey Stevenson and Stevie Trent, 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, Coalfield Jamboree in Logan. Tickets are $20.
Music @ The Market with Alex Blankenship, Thomas Jude, Christ Bryant and more, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, Williamson Farmers Market.
Non-Friction opens for Ducain, Saturday, Aug. 21, Waterways Amphitheatre, Julian.
Hatfield McCoy Hillbilly Historic Tour ATV/UTV/SXS, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at free trail rider's parking area behind Dr. Wilson's office, 126 West 2nd Ave., Williamson. Hosted by Trail 10 House and ATV Tours. Cost, $50 per vehicle. Tickets at eventbrite.com.
Southern Biscuits vs. State Troopers Baseball Fundraiser, 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley. Proceeds support Halaine Todd "Helping Hands" Memorial Scholarship at the Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. Raffles offered for autographed jersey from San Diego Padres 1st Baseman Eric Hosmer or a homemade quilt (tickets, $10 each or three for $25). A Fan/Player Bus will depart from the Boone Campus at 2:45 p.m.
Harlem Globetrotters, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, Appalachian Wireless Arena, Pikeville, Ky. Tickets, $18-$65.
AUG. 27-SEPT. 12
"COAL," a two-act drama by Joyce Robertson about a coal miner and his family in Logan in 1921 and the battle of Blair Mountain, presented at 8:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Aug. 27-29; Friday-Monday, Sept. 3-6; and Friday-Sunday, Sept. 10-12, at the Liz Spurlock Amphitheatre in Chief Logan State Park by The Aracoma Story Inc. Tickets are available at the gate.
REO Speedwagon, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, Appalachian Wireless Arena, Pikeville, Ky. Tickets, $36-$96.
Retracing the Miners March to Blair Mountain — Organized by the UMWA — 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3, to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5 (estimated times). Visit www.blair100.com.
Dueling Bands Bike Night Duel in the River, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, Main Street, Pikeville, Ky. Free.
Gilbert Reunion and Community Reunion, Friday-Monday, Sept. 3-5, Gilbert. Visit https://www.ljhcc.org/gilbert-reunion.
Solidarity Supper, Storytelling and Songs, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, at the Big Laurel Learning Center, Kermit. Visit www.blair100.com.
Guided Walking Tour of Historic Matewan, 4:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5. Visit www.blair100.com.
“I Come Creeping,” new paintings by Chris DeMaria, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, at the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum, 401 Mate St., Matewan. Visit www.blair100.com.
18th Annual Rubber Duck Race, hosted by the Logan Lions Club, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. $5 donations for a grand prize of $1,000. Visit PayPal.me/LoganWVLions.
Music @ The Market with Alex Blankenship, Thomas Jude, Christ Bryant and more, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, Williamson Farmers Market.
Danley Band opens for Cody Wickline, Saturday, Sept. 11, Waterways Amphitheatre, Julian.
Coal Dust Run 2021, 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, The Coal House, Williamson. Register ($20) at www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=248483. Proceeds benefit the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce and the historic Coal House.
The Price is Right Live!, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, Appalachian Wireless Arena, Pikeville, Ky. Tickets, $31.50-$51.50.
King Coal Festival in downtown Williamson, Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 16-19. Pet show at the gazebo in front of the softball field at West End on Thursday, Sept. 16. Registration will be at 5:45 p.m. with judging beginning at 6 p.m. Friday evening will see the festival bring in the annual cruise night, block party and cornhole tournament. Annual car show from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18. The festival will end Sunday, Sept. 19, with a pinto beans and cornbread community appreciation dinner and gospel sing from 1-3 p.m. at the Williamson campus of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College.
King Coal Festival, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, Williamson. Sponsored by A.I.M. Action in Mingo. Visit https://www.facebook.com/King-Coal-Festival-123753118238552.
Annual Farm to Table Dinner, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, covered pavilion in downtown Matewan. Sample local meats and produce through a three-course meal with local charcuterie boards on each table for starters. Tickets are $25. Find the event on Facebook for ticket information.
Hatfield McCoy Hillbilly Historic Tour ATV/UTV/SXS, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at free trail rider's parking area behind Dr. Wilson's office, 126 West 2nd Ave., Williamson. Hosted by Trail 10 House and ATV Tours. Cost, $50 per vehicle. Tickets at eventbrite.com.
WillCon Pop Culture Festival, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, South Side Mall, South Williamson, Ky.
The Swivel Rockers, Saturday, Sept. 25, Waterways Amphitheatre, Julian.
Big Coal River Heritage Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, John Slack Park, Racine.
SEPT. 30-OCT. 2
Chapmanville Apple Butter Festival, Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, at the Tracy Vickers Community Center. For vendor information, call Sally Stollings at 304-688-3483.
National Trailfest, Gilbert, West Virginia. Thursday-Monday, Oct. 7-11. Poker run, dice run, casino night, mud pit, drags, scavenger hunt, ATV parade through town, live concert, huge fireworks show, vendors and food vendors. Register online to enter all event activities or pay $10 nightly to enter event area on foot. Visit www.nationaltrailfest.com.
Arts & Crafts Bazaar, 5-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, Chief Logan State Park Lodge. For more information, call 304-855-6100.