Start checking names off your holiday gift-giving list with a visit to the area's largest art and craft fair. A range of wood crafts, candles, jewelry, needle craft, primitives, paintings, baskets and homemade apple butter will be on-hand for purchase. Doors open on Friday and Saturday, 9am to 6pm and on Sunday, 12pm until 4pm.
Start checking names off your holiday gift-giving list with a visit to the area's largest art and craft fair. A range of wood crafts, candles, jewelry, needle craft, primitives, paintings, baskets and homemade apple butter will be on-hand for purchase. Doors open on Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, 12 p.m. until 4 p.m.
It's a weekend full of survival skills! Join expert Todd Longanacre of Forest Manna Outdoors, LLC as the instructor and trainer. Friday June 10 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. is the Critical C's and how to pack your Bug Out Bag - open to the public. No fee. Saturday, June 11 is full-on survival training and skill development. Limited to 25 participants these activities begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude around 9:00 p.m. There is $50 per person cost to cover materials, etc. Call to register at 304-466-1800. Sunday, June 12 is Birding and Wildlife Identification - Wilderness style beginning at 9:00 a.m. The birding event is fee free and open to anyone interested. Find full details for Wilderness Survival on Pipestem State Park events page. Additional daily activities are also posted.
There are yard sales and then there's Ripley's On Sale ... Believe It Or Not! This annual community sale features dozens of vendors selling everything from antiques to primitives. A Friday attraction will be Garden Faire, sponsored by the Jackson County Master Gardeners. The annual event is presented in conjunction with area businesses, non-profit groups and clubs, and individuals. The sale will again be held on the lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse. Over eighty spaces will be located on the Jackson County Courthouse lawn. Individuals or groups may reserve 10’ x 10’ spaces for $20. The fee will be $5 more if electricity is required. Additional spaces, after the first, will be at a rate of $10 each. Individuals and neighborhoods are also invited to participate by having yard sales in their own locales. Ripley merchants will be offering special sales on Saturday. Main Street Ripley invites all interested vendors to call 304-372-1637 for details and to reserve their space and join the giant sale or to be listed on the free map.