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Mountain State Art & Craft Fair Has Big Year

Reported by: Send eMail Taylor Deer
Reported: Jul. 15, 2014 1:55 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 15, 2014 3:07 PM EDT
Mountain State Art & Craft Fair Photo
Mountain State Art & Craft Fair Photo

Ripley , Jackson County , West Virginia

The Mountain State Art & Craft Fair had a big turnout and an even bigger profit this year.

Compared to 2013, sales and crowds both increased during the three-day fair at Cedar Lakes Conference Center near Ripley, according to a news release from organizers.

Attendance was up to 12,716 in 2014 compared to 12,492 attendees in 2013. Overall sales increased from $313,624 in 2013 to $472,034 in 2014.

Fair President Karen Facemyer said near perfect weather conditions and a fair friendly calendar were the main factors behind the success of the 2014 Fair.

Artisians Lola Smith and Kay Forbush along with retiring quilt show director Ollie Harvey and the late hammer dulcimer legend Sally Hawley are being inducted into the Mountain State Art & Craft Fair Hall of Fame for their longtime contributions to the fair.

Next year’s fair is scheduled for July 2-4, 2015, at Cedar Lakes.



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