“ART IS THE MOST INTENSE MODE
OF INDIVIDUALISM THAT THE WORLD
~ OSCAR WILDE
- 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.
Entertainment is presented everyday and features a wide variety of musical and other forms of traditional Appalachian entertainment.
North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association, Youth Fishing Derby & Kite Workshop.
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.
Plan your trip today by checking out all these great activities. Some new everyday!
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