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Rocket Boys Festival comes to Beckley for second year

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The first weekend in October means it is time to celebrate Homer Hickam's Rocket Boys.

The novel is about the life of West Virginia native and rocket scientist, Homer Hickam, growing up in a small coal town with big dreams.

That book eventually turned into the movie October Sky. 

October 4th through 6th, Southern West Virginia will celebrate that story at the Annual Rocket Boys Festival.

The Rocket Boys Festival kicks off Friday the 4th with a screening of October Sky at the Raleigh Playhouse Theater. This is the second year the event is being held in Beckley.

For a schedule of events at the festival go here.