Downtown Beckley getting even odder, say fair organizers

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Downtown Beckley getting even odder, say fair organizers
Crowds wander Word Park during the Oddities and Curiosities Fair at Beckley, West Virginia.

BECKLEY, W.Va.—Organizers of a third annual oddities fair being celebrated September 24 in historic downtown Beckley say things are about to get even odder.

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Sponsored by the Beckley Arts and Entertainment Exhibition, otherwise known as BEX, the Oddities and Curiosities Fair, will host the expanded open-air market with more than 40 artists and vendors, including mystics, musicians, ghost hunters, podcasters, and wandering performers.

"We have many more vendors and many more interactive curiosities people can interact with this year," says Saja Montague, president and co-creator of the festival and BEX.

A new fair highlight includes the event's first Costume & Cosplay Contest, judged and sponsored by Causeacon.

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Music performances begin at 5 p.m. and will conclude at 9 p.m., and feature Pink Casino, The OYB, Jordan Shorter, and Hannah & Lily Moore.

"Join us at Word Park as we celebrate all things curious, bizarre, peculiar, fantastic, extraordinary, offbeat, and eclectic," Montague says.
Food vendors include Tea Time, Black Circle Bistro, & That's All Fowlkes.
Local fire performers begin at dusk, and interactive booths and media tents will open throughout the event.
The Haunted Beckley downtown ghost tour begins at 9:30 p.m. and meets at the Word Park water fountain. Visit Haunted Beckley on Facebook to register or pay $15 per ticket at the event.
Event sponsors include Appalachian Screen Printing & 93.5 The Buzz Radio.
Find all event details on Facebook @BEXwv or email us at beckleybex@gmail.com.

 

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