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.




Mountain State Art & Craft Fair Mountain State Art & Craft Fair is at Cedar Lakes Conference Center.
Mountain State Art & Craft Fair

Skilled artisans have been gathering since 1963 at Cedar Lakes Conference Center for the Mountain State Art & Craft Fair.
Dates for the 57th annual event near Ripley are July 4-6, 2019. See MSACF.com for details.
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Corn meal, made on site at Cedar Lakes Conference Center, is a tasty, time-honored tradition at the Mountain State Art & Craft Fair.
This year's 3-day event is July 4-6 near Ripley, WV.
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July 4-5 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and July 6 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.