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.




Mountain State Art & Craft Fair Mountain State Art & Craft Fair is with Helen Hemetek and 2 others at Cedar Lakes Conference Center.
Mountain State Art & Craft Fair

Three members of the WV Art & Craft Guild serve as representatives on the board of directors of the Mountain State Art & Craft Fair. The Guild has been part of the Fair since its inception in 1963.
The group includes Anne Swadley (potter from Ritchie County), Byron Young (woodturner from Kanawha County), and Helen Hemetek (artist from Jackson County).
The 2019 Fair is July 4-6 at Cedar Lakes Conference Center.
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Thursday, July 4, 2019 through Saturday, July 6, 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Daily!