Sarah M. Pritchett
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,

After 4 p.m.
Office: 304-384-5211
Cell: 304-320-6405

April 28, 2022


ATHENS, W.Va. – “Rooted yet Growing” is the theme for the 2022 Athens-Concord Town Social. This popular summertime gathering will be held on Sunday, Aug. 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the front lawn of Concord University in Athens, W.Va.

“This year’s town social theme, ‘Rooted yet Growing,’ recognizes the rich, vibrant history of Athens and Concord University, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and also looks ahead for more great things to come when the town and university work together,” Dr. Sarah Beasley, event co-chair, said.

For more than three decades, the town social has offered family-friendly entertainment and fun for the Concord and Athens communities along with guests from across the area. The event typically draws hundreds of attendees to enjoy live music and visit craft booths, food vendors, and displays by businesses and organizations. Children’s games are also part of the festivities along with recognition of campus and community service award recipients.

Non-food vendors may reserve an exhibit space at the town social by completing the registration form here:

Applications for food vendors are also currently being accepted. Please note that spots for food vendors are limited to four and may be reserved by contacting Erin Conner at or 304-384-5130.
The deadline for all vendor registrations is Sunday, July 31, 2022.  All vendor related questions should be directed to Erin Conner at or 304-384-5130.

For general information about the Athens-Concord Town Social contact Dr. Sarah Beasley at or 304-384-6035. The town social is also on Facebook at

Please note that the state of the COVID-19 pandemic and Concord’s adherence to CDC guidelines
 could impact how and if events are held. For the most up-to-date information, always check

Masking will be optional in all Concord University facilities as long as Mercer County remains in the Green or Yellow on the CDC’s COVID-19 community level map, and the on-campus cases remain low in number.
This reflects the latest guidance by the CDC.

We appreciate your compliance as we do our best to keep students, employees and visitors to campus safe.

Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086, if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

A photo of several people in front of food trucks with Concord University's Marsh Hall bell tower in the background behind some trees