The Mountain State Art & Craft Fair was introduced as part of West Virginia’s Centennial Celebration. It was intended to be a one-time event in 1963 to provide a marketplace for the state’s talented artisans. That remains the goal more than a half century later.


Artisans who exhibit at the fair are selected by a jury of experts. Their products represent some form of traditional or contemporary Appalachian arts and crafts.


West Virginia’s Art & Craft Guild has been affiliated with the Fair since its inception. Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, also has a working agreement with the Fair.


Cedar Lakes Conference Center is operated by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.


Fair attendees enjoy music, dance, art, and agriculture.




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Enjoy a few of the views of the 57th annual Fair.
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Join us July 2-4, 2020, for the 58th Annual Mountain State Art & Craft Fair!