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A West Virginia tradition continues. The Mountain State Art and Craft Fair will take place Thursday July 3 through Saturday July 5 at Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley.

Hundreds of juried artisans will be demonstrating and selling their wares, as usual. The fair also offers traditional Appalachian music, food, heritage exhibits and interactive family activities, cooking demos and an educational stage.

Hours are July 3 - 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., July 4 - 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and July 5 - 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.


2014 MOUNTAIN STATE ART & CRAFT FAIR

Schedule of Events

Every day at the Fair

WVU Jackson’s Mill Heritage Wagon Display (Hands on activities & Exhibits)

DNR Shooting Simulator/Laser Shot System (Hunting Simulator)

WV Dept of Education & Cedar Lakes Craft Center Interactive workshops

Wood County Fly Wheelers Antique Engine Display

Pursley Exotic Petting Zoo (Admission Fee Applies)

Fish Hawk Acres Farmers Market & Specialty Foods Store

STEM Ambassadors with WVU Extension Service with hands-on science fun

Log Cabin Tours

United States Post Office of Ripley

Mountaineer Wood Turners (One student per session)

Civil War Living History Exhibits, Encampment & Demonstrations

31st & 26th Virginia Infantry, Union Artillery, Confederate Artillery,

Thadd McClung, Blacksmith, Little Creek Station

Authentic American Indian Exhibit

Display of Quilts

EXPO (Showcasing the Excellence of our Artisans)

Thursday, July 3 “RED HAT DAY”

9am Union and Confederate Camp Tours begin (Period interpreters will host

tours through the camps at the top of each hour)

9am – 12 p.m. Kite Workshop (Make and take kites for children)

10 a.m. Infantry Unit Presentations – Company Drills (School of the Company,

Manual of Arms, Loading & Firing Demonstrations)

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Clay Center – Recycling Art for children

11 a.m. Artillery Presentation

(Instruction for field artillery & Firing Demonstrations)

11 a.m. Stonewall Jackson Presentation “A Most Difficult Decision”

(Stonewall Jackson Reenacter Stephen Cassle share the difficult decisions

Thomas Jackson considered concerning the Civil War)

11 a.m. Marteka and William Lake

12 p.m. Stunt and Large Kite Show demonstrations

1 p.m. The Civil War Soldier (Uniforms and Accouterments of the Civil War:

Union and Confederate Commanders will explain the various

Uniforms worn and accouterments used during the Civil War)

1 p.m. Marteka and William Lake

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Kite Workshop (Make and take kites for children)

2 p.m. Artillery Presentation (Instruction for field Artillery &

Firing Demonstrations)

2 p.m. Red Hat Day Reception – Holt Lodge meeting room (Just for Red Hatters)

(Attendees must be a Red Hatter and wearing their Red or Purple Hat)

3 p.m. Stonewall Jackson Presentation “A most difficult decision”

3 p.m. Marteka and William Lake

3 p.m. Stunt and Large Kite Show demonstrations

4 p.m. Officers Call

5 p.m. Skirmish in the Big Field

6 p.m. Camp Square Dance

Friday, July 4 “HONORING OUR MILITARY DAY”

9am Union and Confederate Camp Tours begin (Period interpreters will host

tours through the camps at the top of each hour)

9am – 12 p.m. Kite Workshop (Make and take kites for children)

10 a.m. Infantry Unit Presentations – Company Drills (School of the Company,

Manual of Arms, Loading & Firing Demonstrations)

11 a.m. Scott Cain with the Hammer Dulcimer

11 a.m. North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association

Hunting Dog Demonstration

11 a.m. Artillery Presentation

(Instruction for field artillery & Firing Demonstrations)

11 a.m. Stonewall Jackson Presentation “A Most Difficult Decision”

(Stonewall Jackson Reenactor Stephen Cassle share the difficult decisions

Thomas Jackson considered concerning the Civil War)

1 p.m. Scott Cain with the Hammer Dulcimer

1 p.m. The Civil War Soldier (Uniforms and Accouterments of the Civil War:

Union and Confederate Commanders will explain the various

Uniforms worn and accouterments used during the Civil War)

1 p.m. North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association

Hunting Dog Demonstration

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Kite Workshop (Make and take kites for children)

2 p.m. Artillery Presentation (Instruction for field Artillery &

Firing Demonstrations)

2 p.m. Youth Fishing Derby

3 p.m. Stonewall Jackson Presentation “A most difficult decision”

4 p.m. North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association

Hunting Dog Demonstration

4 p.m. Officers Call

5 p.m. Skirmish in the Big Field

6 p.m. Camp Square Dance

Saturday, July 5 “WEST VIRGINIA HERITAGE DAY”

8 a.m. Stars and Stripes Archery Tournament, Exhibition & Novelty shooting

9am Union and Confederate Camp Tours begin (Period interpreters will host

tours through the camps at the top of each hour)

10 a.m. Sheep Shearing Demonstration – Ed Smolder

10 a.m. Infantry Unit Presentations – Company Drills (School of the Company,

Manual of Arms, Loading & Firing Demonstrations)

11 a.m. Artillery Presentation

(Instruction for field artillery & Firing Demonstrations)

11 a.m. Stonewall Jackson Presentation “A Most Difficult Decision”

(Stonewall Jackson Reenactor Stephen Cassle share the difficult decisions

Thomas Jackson considered concerning the Civil War)

11 a.m. Laurel Creek Bluegrass Band

11 a.m. Sheep Shearing Demonstration – Ed Smolder

11 a.m. ICS Sanctioned Firecracker Chili Cook-off & Cornbread Contest

Peoples’ Choice, (Vote for your favorite chili)

12 p.m. Appalachian Lads & Lassies

12 p.m. Sheep Shearing Demonstration – Ed Smolder

1 p.m. The Civil War Soldier (Uniforms and Accouterments of the Civil War:

Union and Confederate Commanders will explain the various

Uniforms worn and accouterments used during the Civil War)

1 p.m. Crafters Live Auction

1 p.m. Sheep Shearing Demonstration – Ed Smolder

2 p.m. Sheep Shearing Demonstration – Ed Smolder

2 p.m. Artillery Presentation (Instruction for field Artillery &

Firing Demonstrations)

3 p.m. Laurel Creek Bluegrass Band

3 p.m. Stonewall Jackson Presentation “A most difficult decision”

3 p.m. Sheep Shearing Demonstration – Ed Smolder

4 p.m. Appalachian Lads & Lassies

4 p.m. Officers Call

5 p.m. Skirmish in the Big Field

6 p.m. Camp Square Dance

Market Square Stage

Thursday, July 3

10 am “Making the most of your Garden Space” John Porter – WVU Kanawha County

Extension Service

11 am Youth Gardening and Junior Master Gardner – Shelley Whittington & Jenny Totten

WV State University

11:30 am Tree Pruning and Maintenance – Brad Cochran, WV State University

12 pm “Incredible Edibles” John Porter

1 pm Carver Culinary Arts – Chef Linda Coulter, CEC, Ashton Place Kroger Bistro

2 pm Woody Ornamental selection and care - Brandy Brabham – WVU Roane County

Extension Service

3 pm Carver Culinary Arts – Chef Linda Coulter, CEC, Ashton Place Kroger Bistro

4 pm Woody Ornamental selection and care - Brandy Brabham

5 pm Cast Iron cooking * Red Dog Monroe

Friday, July 4

10 a.m.

11 am Cast Iron Cooking * Red Dog Monroe

12 pm “Incredible Edibles” John Porter, Kanawha County WVU Extension Service

1 pm Cast Iron Cooking * Red Dog Monroe

2 pm “Making the most of your garden space” John Porter

Agent, Ag & Natural Resources

3 pm Cast Iron Cooking * Red Dog Monroe

4 pm “Planting for Pollinators” John Porter

Saturday, July 5

10 am “Making the most of your garden space” John Porter, Kanawha County Extension

Agent, Ag & Natural Resources

11 am Carver Culinary Arts – Chef Kristi Akers

12 pm Cooking with Cast Iron * Red Dog Monroe

1 pm Carver Culinary Arts – Chef Kristi Akers, Apprentice*Charleston Embassy Suites

2 pm Cooking with Cast Iron * Red Dog Monroe

3 pm “Incredible Edibles” John Porter