Looking at [Lewisburg]: AQFF’s Home in the West Virginia Hills

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Nestled in the hills of Greenbrier County, WV lies Lewisburg, home to the West Virginia State Fair, the Chocolate Festival, and (we think) most importantly, the Appalachian Queer Film Festival.

Lewisburg was formally established in 1782 as an act of the Virginia General Assembly, and has been a hotbed for artist types, and has been a haven for artsy and activist types ever since. It boasts one of the only four continuously operating Carnegie Halls in the world, along with West Virginia’s largest Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration — no wonder it won Budget Travel’s 2011 Coolest Small Town in America award!


Residents and visitors alike gather in front of Lewisburg’s Carnegie Hall to indulge in live music.

With its tolerant attitude and top-quality amenities, Lewisburg was a natural choice for the Appalachian Queer Film Festival. Recalls Festival founder Tim Ward, “The vibrant arts community in Lewisburg made it a perfect choice for our festival. I couldn’t imagine a more perfect fit – Lewisburg is a small town with a high dose of tolerance and understanding.

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Films for the Appalachian Queer Film Festival are screened in Lewisburg’s historic Lewis Theatre.

The Appalachian Queer Film Festival as happy to continue to make its home in Lewisburg for our second annual celebration of queer culture and Appalachia. Start planning your trip for this year’s festival, which will take place October 1-4.

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  • Jim Ebbenga - Reply

    July 11, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    How can I get more information such as a list of events and films. and how to purchase tickets.

    • admin - Reply

      July 24, 2015 at 12:32 pm

      Hi Jim. We are currently in the process of selecting films, and will have updates in the very near future. Stay tuned.

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