WE ARE THE
MOUNTAIN STATE
ART & CRAFT FAIR

Over the years the Mountain State Art & Craft Fair has become one of the leading arts and crafts fairs in the nation. In 2013, the Fair proudly celebrated its 50th anniversary. Please join us in this years celebration of Appalachian culture by attending this year, and supporting our local artisans, as well as enjoying our notable entertainment acts and unique family atmosphere.

“ART IS THE MOST INTENSE MODE
OF INDIVIDUALISM THAT THE WORLD
HAS KNOWN.”

~ OSCAR WILDE

FAIR
INFORMATION

West Virginia’s oldest heritage fair

  • July 3 – July 5, 2014 (Thursday – Saturday)
  • Cedar Lakes Conference Center - Near Ripley, WV – I-77 / Exit 132
  • 9 AM – 7 PM Thursday – Saturday
  • Adults: $6.00 Age 6-12: $2.00 Age 5 and under: FREE Senior Citizens (Age 60+): $5.00 Groups (25 or more): $5.00 Senior Groups (25 or more): $4.00

The Mountain State Art and Craft Fair (MSACF), will take place Thursday July 3 – Saturday July 5, at Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley, WV. The MSACF began in 1963 as part of West Virginia’s Centennial celebration. In addition to experiencing the hundreds of juried artisans demonstrating and selling their wares, this year’s Fair will again offer the very best of traditional Appalachian music, food, heritage exhibits and interactive family activities.

 

Held on the grounds of the Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley, the West Virginia hills provide a beautiful backdrop for this three-day event where exhibitors will have the opportunity to demonstrate and sell their wares. Products available will include those made from wood, glass and metal, as well as one-of-a kind clothing, fine art and much more.

 

“Artisans who exhibit at the fair are selected by a jury of craft experts and most hail from the Appalachian region,” said Mountain State Art and Craft Fair President, Karen Facemyer. “All products represent some form of traditional or contemporary Appalachian arts and crafts.”

 

In addition to its many artisan activities, this year’s fair will offer the very best of traditional Appalachian music and concerts, food, heritage exhibits and interactive family activities. Visitors will find a Civil War Encampment, kite making for youth, stunt kite flying and safety demonstrations. New this year is the versatile dog demo and the youth fishing derby that will be held on Friday, July 4, with the Firecracker Chili Cook-Off and archery tournament held on Saturday, July 5.

ACTIVITIES
&EVENTS

MARTEKA & WILLIAM LAKE CONCERT

Entertainment is presented everyday and features a wide variety of musical and other forms of traditional Appalachian entertainment.

HUNTING DOG DEMONSTRATION

North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association, Youth Fishing Derby & Kite Workshop.

FIRECRACKER CHILI COOK-OFF

Sanctioned by the International Chili Society, the chili will be evaluated on taste, consistency, aroma, color and bite. Your last chance to come out and enjoy the festivities. Interactive workshops, Laurel Creek Bluegrass Band, and much more.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CALENDAR

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OUR PLATINUM
SPONSORS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS • CRACKER BARREL • SUPER 8 • BB&T • PREMIER BANK • FAIRPLAIN TRACTOR SALES • TAMARACK FOUNDATION • CEDAR LAKES CONFERENCE CENTER • PEPSI • WV TOURISM • WONDERFUL WV MAGAZINE • JACKSON COUNTY COMMISSION • PARKERSBURG AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION • WALMART