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Vandalia Gathering Draws Hundreds

Reported: May. 24, 2014 7:28 PM EDT
Updated: May. 25, 2014 12:16 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Kera Mashek) -- Hundreds of people gathering at the state capitol Saturday for an annual tradition.

This is the 38th year for the Vandalia Gathering

The festival brings together the best of Appalachian musicians for a weekend of great picking.

In addition to the fiddle, banjo, mandolin and guitar music, there are arts and crafts displayed through the Capitol complex.

West Virginia authors were there, too, along with a ton of vendors and some good food.

“It's just a good time to come out here,” Matt Brinkley said. “It's very family oriented, and it's something to do. It supports the community. It's good with all the recent violence we've had in the community to have something we can all just enjoy, just have a good time.”

And if you missed out on the fun Saturday, not to worry - the Vandalia Gathering continues again Sunday.



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