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WV Coalfields Cookoff BBQ

Join us for the 3rd annual WV Coalfields Cookoff West Virginia State KCBS BBQ State Championship & ATV Festival, hosted by the City of Welch, WV. BBQ, Bands, Vendors, and more promises lots of festival fun!  June 09 & 10, 2023

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The CoalTown Fall Festival, held the third weekend in September.  Friday, September 22, Saturday and September 23, 2023.


Welcome to the City of Welch

Welch, West Virginia is best known as a coal mining community. However, it is also a historic city in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, where outdoor recreation, like ATV riding and hiking, are as abundant as the peace and quiet found on our safe streets. 


Our residents enjoy our reasonable cost of living, friendly neighbors, and a strong sense of community. Visitors will enjoy our annual community events, riding our outdoor trails, and learning about our diverse history. 

We love showcasing the perseverance that helped build America and how Welch, WV continues Trail Blazing Ahead.


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Nestled in the picturesque Appalachian Mountains, Welch is the county seat of McDowell County, WV. Also known as CoalTown, USA, our city remembers our coal mining heritage and honors that many of our citizens, currently carry on this tradition and proudly call themselves WV Coal Miners.

We invite you to come and visit our town, learn our history, enjoy our special events, and embrace this unique place in the heart of Coal Country.

Watch the video to hit the lights of what Welch has to offer!


Explore take a walk through our historic commercial district and learn about the people that built our community. Click here. 


*Build the Bridge on McDowell Street* Show your support for the proposed bridge on McDowell Street in Welch, WV that will span over the railroad underpass and eliminate road closures during high-water events. Your support is vital to making the McDowell Street Bridge a reality.  Please sign our letter of support.

Walking Tour - Historic Commercial Distr
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