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Mountain State Art and Craft Fair to return in 2021


RIPLEY, W.Va. (WCHS) — The Mountain State Art and Craft Fair will be returning in 2021 after it was cancelled a year ago due to the pandemic.

The fair will be held July 2-4 at Cedar Lakes Conference Center near Ripley, according to a news release. Known as the state’s “grandaddy of art and craft events,” the fair started in 1963 as part of West Virginia’s centennial celebration.

“This event is such a special tradition that folks have enjoyed for more than 50 years.” Fair president Jean Smith said in the news release. “We’re looking forward to bringing back the gifted artisans. It’s a great shopping opportunity. The talented musicians and the fair food add to the experience.”

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