Since 1950, the West Virginia State Folk Festival has focused on old-time music, traditional square dancing, and Appalachian arts and crafts. Join us each year -- beginning the third Thursday in June -- as the city of Glenville, West Virginia, takes on a marvelous change reminiscent of the old days. See antique cars and the Folk Festival Belles. Your ears will be treated to the sweet sounds of banjo and fiddle contests, jam sessions in the streets, old-time gospel singing, and oral traditions.
Seven workshops are offered at the Craft Center. Topics are stained glass, basketry, quilting, watercolors, woodturning, tinsmithing and creative writing.
Eight craft workshops are offered. Topics are stained glass, quilting, basketry, rug hooking, woodcarving, woodturning, watercolors and playing the bowed psaltery.
Six week-long workshops include watercolor painting, quilting, woodcarving, woodturning, nature printing and fly fishing.
A two day community-wide event featuring: arts and crafts, Taste of Appalachia, ghost tours, outdoor theatre, car show, entertainment, food and fun! Location: Tamarack, Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine, RC Armory, Crossroads Mall, Uptown Beckley, Theatre WV and the Youth Museum. Hours: Varies with event. Admission/parking: Varies with event.