Rocket Boys Festival
October 4, 5, 6 2013
Left to Right: Billy Rose, Jim ODell Carroll, Roy Lee Cooke, and Homer Hickam at Tamarack October 4, 2012 / During the first Rocket Boys Festival held in Beckley, West Virginia
THE ROCKETS BOYS ARE COMING AGAIN!!!
The October Sky Rocket Boys Festival (OSRBF) will again be held in Beckley, West Virginia after last year's move to Raleigh County from McDowell County. The home of the OSRBF will again be the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine at New River Park in Beckley, West Virginia. After hosting the event for the past 13 years, the Festival Committee in Coalwood, WV decided it was no longer viable to continue the festival there and in 2012 the festival was moved to Beckley. The 2013 Festival will feature four of the Rocket Boys plus other special guests to be added to the the schedule later in 2013. As in the past, festival goers will have a chance to meet the Rocket Boys, enjoy music by area performers, and shop craft and food vendors. One of the featured highlights will be a Rocket Launch from New River Park's LaunchPad Beckley. Additionally, the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine will be open to the festival vistors who wish to travel underground to get a first hand look at how coal was mined.
2012 Rocket Boys Festival Royality
or by phone at 540-580-3908
2012 festival inside the Rahall Company Store, BECM
AND THE GOSPEL SING WILL BE BACK in 2013