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.

Fair attendees enjoy toe-tapping music, amazing art, and tasty food.

Pets are allowed on a leash.

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


Thank you to our generous sponsors

  • WV Department of Arts, Culture & History
  • WV Department of Agriculture
  • West Virginia University Extension Service
  • WV Department of Education
  • WV Division of Tourism
  • WV Division of Natural Resources
  • Ripley Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Jackson County Commission
  • WV Art & Craft Guild
  • Cedar Lakes Conference Center
  • Cunningham Realty
  • Alpha Air, LLC
  • Angell Tax & Accounting AC
  • Collision Specialists Inc.
  • Constellium Rolled Products
  • Dr. Byron H. Black, DDS, PLLC
  • Evergreen Florist & Christian Supply
  • Hall Financial Advisors
  • KS of West Virginia Company, Ltd.
  • McDonald’s of Ripley
  • Sidney L. Smith Inc.
  • Stepp & Sons, Inc.
  • Vail Furniture
Our 60th Anniversary! - July 1-3, 2022! Voted 2021's Best Fair/Festival in the Mid-Ohio Valley