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


Visitors will also enjoy learning about our diverse and storied history, which showcases the Appalachian perseverance that helped build America and how Welch, WV continues trail blazing ahead.


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Parking is now complimentary on the weekends (Friday evenings, Saturdays, Sundays) at the Welch Parking Garage. Come enjoy downtown with safe, accessible parking...movies, visiting the park and more!


11x17 [Original size] WV Coalfields Post

WV Coalfields Cookoff  The inaugural WV Coalfields Cookoff WV State BBQ Championships and ATV Festival, June 11 & 12th, 2021 in Welch, WV. The festival, hosted by the City of Welch, will feature the WV State BBQ Championships sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society for pro pitmasters and backyard BBQ teams, as well as live music, including a battle of the bands, sponsored by Pinecastle Music  and Bonfire that offers the winning team a recording opportunity with the label and cash prizes.  Other events include family activities, a beer garden, a public BBQ tasting, and ATV contests. The WV Coalfields Cookoff promises outdoor summer fun for the whole family in a safe outdoor space.                    Click here.

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Walking Tour - Historic Commercial Distr

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

Be sure to watch our "Welcome to Welch" video for an overview of our friendly community below!