Highlights

Each day the Mountain State Art & Craft Fair presents a wide variety of musical and other forms of traditional Appalachian entertainment at multiple locations on the fairgrounds throughout the day. Families can enjoy a wide variety of activities from interactive artisan booths, storytelling and drawing workshops for children, our authentic cornmeal grinding mill and working sawmill, and more …

Concerts

THURSDAY, JULY 2

10 AM

The Dread Pirate, Roberts – Heritage Stage

11AM

The Lilly Mountaineers – Heritage Stage

12PM

The Dread Pirate, Roberts – Heritage Stage

1PM

The Lilly Mountaineers – Heritage Stage

3PM

The Lilly Mountaineers – Heritage Stage


FRIDAY, JULY 3

12PM

Blue Maggie – Heritage Stage

2PM

Blue Maggie – Heritage Stage

3PM

The Dread Pirate, Roberts – Heritage Stage

4PM

Blue Maggie – Heritage Stage

5PM

The Dread Pirate, Roberts – Heritage Stage


SATURDAY, JULY 4

10AM

The Dread Pirate, Roberts – Heritage Stage

11AM

Black Horse Band – Heritage Stage

12PM

The Dread Pirate, Roberts – Heritage Stage

1pM

Black Horse Band – Heritage Stage

4:30PM

Christian Lopez Band – Heritage Stage

6PM

Christian Lopez Band – Heritage Stage

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Princess Party & Parade

Princess Party & Parade

 

Meet and greet your favorite Princesses at the Gazebo at 5pm on Friday, July 3.

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Interactive Workshops

Interactive Workshops

 

Interactive Workshops July 2-4, 2015

At the Mountain State Art & Craft Fair you now have the opportunity to be an artisan! How? The West Virginia Department of Education and Cedar Lakes Craft Center are providing these select workshops for YOU to experience, enjoy, learn and take with you one of these wonderful crafts. Thanks to some of our experienced artisans who will be showing you how to make these great crafts to take home with you and share with your friends and family.

 

Quilt a Potholder or Pin Cushion with Mary Lou Upton & Kathy Upton

Create a hand pieced quilted potholder or pin cushion.

9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. each day. Only (6) students per session.

 

Marbling Paper with John Bielik

Learn the age old process of paper marbling while marbling your own paper.

9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. each day. Only (4) students per session.

 

Stained Glass with David Houser

Learn how to create a stained glass view scope.

Students will learn to copper foil and solder.

9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. 6 p.m. each day. Only (4) students per session.

 

Basketry with Gail Hutchinson

Learn how to weave a basket using flat reed.

9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. each day. Only (5) students per session.

 

Penny Rug Sampler with Joyce Cain

Learn how to weave a penny rug on a small basis.

9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. each day. Only (4) students per session.

 

Broom Making with Paul Dawson

Learn how to make a whisk broom or a child’s broom from beginning to end.

Every 15 minutes from 9 a.m. – 12 noon & 1:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. each day. Only (1) student per session.

 

River Cities Fiber Guild with Debbie Powell, Nadine Borovicka, Beth Cook and Cathy Flashman

Demonstrations – See a variety of wheels spinning various fibers, including spinning wool roving into yarn. Learn how to use a drop spindle. 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Only (6) students per session. Learn how to do bead felting. 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m. each day. Only (6) students per session.

 

Calligraphy – Snips and Scripts with Lola Smith

Create a personal bookmark and play with rubber stamping.

 

Small Bag with Needle Felted Accessories with Ann Grimes

Learn the age old process of needle felting sheep’s wool to make a flower and attach it to a small bag.

9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. each day. Only (6) students per session, ages 12 & up.

 

Watercolor with Kim Ervin

Explore some watercolor techniques that will give your paintings more depth and dimension.

9 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. Only (6) students per session, ages 10 & up.

 

Crumpled Paper Art with Connie Staats

Join us for a fun-filled craft for students ages 5-8. Students will experience art through touch, texture, and blending. We will be using watercolors to create a colorful explosion that can be framed! 9 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. each day.

 

Mountaineer Woodturners with John Sheets & Tom Schottle

Learn the process of woodturning while making a top, honey-dipper or weed pot. 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. each day. Only (1) student per session.

 

 

Workshops are limited each day and are first come, first served, so sign up early! All of these activities will take place in Tent #229 on the fairgrounds unless otherwise noted.

Civil War Encampment

Stonewall Jackson’s Civil War Encampment

 

Company I, 31st. Virginia Infantry

Presentations Featured

  • Company Drills
  • Manual of Arms
  • School of the Company
  • Rifle Loading and Firing Demonstrations
  • Artillery Firing Demonstrations
  • Uniforms and Accouterments of the Civil War
  • Skirmish/Battle Scenario: 6:00 PM in the Big Field: Dates and Time to be decided
  • Camp Square Dance: In Camp 6:00 PM: Dates and Time to be decided
  • General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson Presentation: Date and time to be decided
  • Civil War Period Cooking: Continuous in Camp

 

Quilt Show

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2015 QUILT SHOW

“Heritage Blocks”

July 2-4, 2015

9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily

Certified Judge

Frank Kordek

 

TO ENSURE QUILTS ARE RECEIVED ON TIME, ENTRIES MUST BE SENT OR BROUGHT TO:

Mountain State Art & Craft Fair

Attn.: Gloria Gregorich

Cedar Lakes Conference Center

82 FFA Drive

Ripley, WV 25271

Quilts may be entered from June 1-June 26, Noon

 

DELIVERY

An Entry Fee of $10, payable to MSACF, must be included with each quilt entered. Quilts may arrive by mail or UPS at the Cedar Lakes Conference Center from June 1 through June 26, 2015. Hand delivered quilts will be received between the hours of 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Noon, on Friday, June 26, 2015.

 

LOCATION

Small building downstairs next to environmental center

 

SPONSORS

Kreinik Mfg. Co.  E

 

PRIZES

First Place (Best of Show) – $500
Second Place – $300
Third Place – $200

 

THEME AWARD

An award for best depiction of the theme will be awarded from any class, including wall quilts. In order to inform the viewing public, quilt makers are asked to indicate method of piecing as hand or machine stitching. Original designs should be marked as such. Entrants should provide a brief statement about the design.

 

RIBBONED AWARDS

Ribbons will be presented in the following categories:

  1. BED QUILT: pieced, hand or machine quilted.
  2. BED QUILT: appliquéd, hand or machine quilted.
  3. BED QUILT: mixed or other techniques, hand or machine quilted.
  4. CO-OP QUILT: by a group (2 or more people), hand or machine quilted, bed or wall.
  5. WALL QUILT: hand or machine quilted, any dimensions smaller than 70 inches.

 

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

During the Fair, the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite quilt which will be announced on the last day of the event.

 

PREPARING A QUILT FOR HANGING

Cut a 10-inch wide muslin strip long enough to extend from one side of the quilt binding to the other. Seam long edges together to form a tube or sleeve. Leave the ends open for a rod to extend through. Rods will be provided. Carefully, but securely, attach the sleeve to the top of the quilt. Stitches should not come through the front of the quilt.

Versatile Hunting Dog Demo's

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Versatile Hunting Dog Demo’s

July 4th, 11am, 1 pm & 4pm

They track, they swim, they point & great family dogs do it all.

North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association/ Appalachian Valley Chapter.

Expo 2015

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Mountain State Art & Craft Fair Exhibitors showcase their best artwork at the EXPO Gallery located in Jackson Hall (#115). View and purchase the “Best of the Best” all in one convenient air-conditioned location. Jurors will award ribbons and cash prizes to winners in three categories. Vote for your personal favorite for the “People’s Choice Award”.  This event is sponsored by the West Virginia Art & Craft Guild and the Mountain State Art & Craft Fair.

Youth Fishing Derby

Youth Fishing Derby (12 & Under)

More information on the Youth Fishing Derby coming soon!

Shooting Simulator/Laser Shot System

Shooting Simulator/Laser Shot System

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Red Hat Society Tea

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Red Hat Society Day

Thursday, July 2rd

Wear your Red Hat, bring your Red Hat Society friends and share a fun-filled day at the fair. At 2:00 pm Red Hatters are invited to a special reception. The party will give Red Hatters a chance to visit and take a break with other Red Hatters in the cool Holt Lodge Meeting Room. Prizes will be given for the best hats.

Hillbilly Mobile Zip Line

Hillbilly Mobile Zip Line – $5

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The Safest.

The patent-pending Auto-Retract™ system smoothly slows only the last 10% of the ride using a brake line to gently absorb the energy of the zip line rider. This zip line brake stopping motion differs from other systems that rely on impact brakes that produce a severe whiplash motion.

 

The Easiest.

Easier is better and safer especially when it comes to setup and operations. Our zip line can realistically be setup by 2 operators in less than 30 minutes. There is no complicated rigging and no heavy lifting of sandbags. Watch our setup video on YouTube, and you’ll see that unlike other brands we have nothing to hide. On the operations side our zip line is the only model that both automatically brakes the rider and automatically retracts the trolley to the top for the next rider. No winches to activate, no need to re-move trolleys, and no need to worry about lowering devices, all of which slow down throughput. Simplicity is one of the big reasons that our portable zip line is the choice of top industry veterans.

 

The Best.

Our portable zip line is the only de-sign to receive the prestigious Brass Ring Award for “Best New Product” from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA).

 

The award-winning Mobile Zip Line was developed by the same group that pioneered the use of auto belay safety systems in the mobile rock climbing wall over 17 years ago. Similarly, our indoor climbing walls are used by amusement parks and family entertainment centers worldwide. We have the experience you can trust!

 

Hillbilly Mobile Zip Line
153 Hollywood Br Rd
Chapmanville, WV 25508
Phone: 304-687-0439
606-316-4791
E-mail: hillbillymobilezipline@yahoo.com

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Pursley's Exotic Petting Zoo

Admission Fee Applies, Booth 279

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Food and Other Information

Food

The Mountain State Art and Craft Fair offers our guests a wide variety of food choices, both to enjoy at the fair and to take home. Begin your day with regional favorites like piping hot buckwheat cakes or homemade sausage gravy. Later enjoy West Virginia BBQ, FFA roasted corn ears or traditional beans and cornbread. Afternoon treats include apple dumplings, blackberry cobbler, homemade ice cream and kettle corn. Shop Marketplace and bring the flavor of the fair home for you or as a gift for someone special. From homemade salsa, chutneys and West Virginia honey to specialty mustards, sauces and mixes made by the state’s culinary artists, Marketplace offers many delectable choices.

Other Info

Please be mindful of other fair-goers – pets are allowed on a leash; however, the pet motel will not be available this year. The event is handicapped accessible and a complimentary golf cart shuttle service is available for guests who need a lift from the parking area or have made a large purchase that they need to transport to the parking area. Gate access is available for tour buses, with plenty of free parking near gates. Complimentary gate admission for tour group leader and bus driver is provided. Tour groups should contact Debra Gard at 888-982-3247 or dgard@ag.state.wv.us at least 4 weeks prior to the fair to make reservations. Buses are welcome, we just ask that you please call just prior to arrival. The Mountain State Art & Craft Fair extends appreciation to all the active military and veterans for their faithful and heroic efforts in preserving and protecting our country on this holiday weekend celebrating our Independence as a great nation. The Mountain State Art & Craft Fair extends appreciation to all active military and veterans for their faithful and heroic efforts in preserving and protecting our country on this holiday weekend celebrating our Independence as a great nation.

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
  • TAMARACK
  • 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
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