Mountain State Arts and Crafts Fair

By: News Email
By: News Email

West Virginia heritage will be on display for the Independence Day holiday down in Jackson County.

It's all part of the annual Mountain State Arts and Crafts Fair.

The state's oldest heritage fair kicks off at the Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley.

It runs Thursday through Saturday.

This will be the 51st year for the event.

Over 160 artisans from across the state will be there to show their talents and products.

This year's festival will once again feature a Civil War encampment, kite making and flying for kids, a youth fishing derby and chili cook off on Saturday as well.

"This is a special event here. This fair is 100 percent made in the United States, 75 percent of these people are from West Virginia and the other 25 is from the surrounding states. This is all locally made in America crafts that you are going to see high quality," says Travis Cullen, an organizer.

New this year, organizers say there will be an archery tournament and a dog show.

And WVU will be on hand to present a science-technology engineering and mathematics events for kids.

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