2020 Holiday Gift Guide
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Holiday shopping may look a bit different this year, but luckily we have no shortage of local businesses to support
A Handmade Christmas in Shepherdstown
You're invited to a free 100% handmade arts and crafts show in historic Shepherdstown, WV inside Town Run Tap House, featuring 17 local vendors. Shop for handmade gifts from soaps, lotion, jewelry, paintings, purses, knit items, and much more. The Tap House will have food, drink, and even a children's play area to entertain the kids while parents browse work from local artists. Door prizes! For our 3rd year, we are excited to expand this event to 2 weekends, with different amazing artists at each one: Saturday, Nov. 24th (Small Business Saturday) and Saturday, Dec. 15th! 10am to 4pm Current vendors include: (more to be added) Nov. 24th: Wild Rose Soap Co. (Organizer) Drakiln Glass (fused glass) Jackie Skavnicky (knit gifts) Gray Fox Farms (jams, jellies, infused honeys Native American jewelry, arts) Linda Steg (Christmas stockings) Dec. 15th: Wild Rose Soap Co. Shade's Farm Honey (raw honey and related gifts) Celebrate more of the town's Christmas in Shepherdstown, with horse drawn carriage rides, carolers, hot cocoa, and festivities throughout the town of Shepherdstown.
A Handmade Christmas in Shepherdstown
You're invited to a free 100% handmade arts and crafts show in historic Shepherdstown, WV inside Town Run Tap House, featuring 17 local vendors. Shop for handmade gifts from soaps, lotion, jewelry, paintings, purses, knit items, and much more. The Tap House will have food, drink, and even a children's play area to entertain the kids while parents browse work from local artists. Door prizes! For our 3rd year, we are excited to expand this event to 2 weekends, with different amazing artists at each one: Saturday, Nov. 24th (Small Business Saturday) and Saturday, Dec. 15th from 10am to 4pm.
Mountain State Art & Craft Fair
A tradition since West Virginia's Centennial of 1963, this event is known as "The Granddaddy of Art & Craft Fairs." The 4-day Fair features more than 100 artisans, music, food and culture in five villages that made early Appalachia special: Celtic, Italian, German, Swiss, and The Americas.
Edgewood Summit’s Santa’s Workshop
Edgewood Summit’s Annual Santa’s Workshop is the place to find one-of-kind treasures! Local vendors will be on hand to offer a wide assortment of gifts and crafts. Kids can visit with Santa while you shop! There will also be live entertainment. Our Courtyard Café will be open for lunch. For more information, please call Michelle at 304-346-2323.
Fayetteville Christmas Craft Show
Catch the spirit of the season at the Fayetteville Annual Christmas Craft Show in the heart of Fayetteville. This indoor craft event occurs the first Saturday in December presented by the Fayetteville Women’s club. The fair is open from 9:00am- 5:00 pm. Shop various handmade artisan items and other vendors. Enjoy raffles and fun, food is also available on site. The Craft Fair is held in the Fayette County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building downtown Fayetteville. The show will feature over 50 vendors. *Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted for the local food pantry. For vendor information, call: 304-574-2580
Come join us for our annual Holiday Market! We'll have the room packed with artists, craftspeople, food entrepreneurs and farmers offering their gifting treasures... not to mention festive music, raffle drawings, hot food, coloring contest and SANTA!!! Yep... jolly Santa will be joining us to listen to all the little kiddos holiday wishes and, for a small fee, you can get your very own Polaroid picture to take home.
Hometown Holiday Marketplace
Browse the storefronts along Richwood's Historic Main Street at our annual Hometown Holiday Marketplace on Saturday, December 9th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. It will be a full day of shopping the store fronts filled with artisans and crafter's selling unique handmade items – along with music, food, and Santa Claus!
Berkeley Springs Studio Tour
This is a free, self-guided tour of artists studios in and around Berkeley Springs, WV. You'll see contemporary and traditional art and fine crafts in many different media as artists demonstrate and describe the processes they use to create their unique work. Studios will be open from 10AM until 5PM on both days. See works being created and creations displayed for sale.
15th Annual River Arts Show
Event Name: 15th Annual, River Arts Show Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation When: FRIDAY, 5-9 00 PM, AND SATURDAY 9-4PM, DECEMBER 1st AND 2nd, 2017 Since its inception The River Arts Show and Sale has transformed the UUC building into a Holiday Gift Boutique showing the wonderful work of over 25 high quality WV artists and crafts people in a wonderful ambiance and atmosphere. Our Friday Night artist’s reception with wine and noshes, and live music throughout the day on Saturday make this an experience to remember. Artists wishing to participate in this year’s show may find the applications at uucharlestonwv.org.
Capital City Art & Craft Show
There is truly a cornucopia of creativity at the 51th Annual Capital City Art and Craft Show, everything from the
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Arts & Craft Street Fair
At the Arts & Crafts Street Fair we'll shut down an entire street for shopping and playing! If you’re a local artisan or crafter, local organization or church group, come on out and show us what you’ve got! The Arts & Crafts Street Fair is also an opportunity to together as a community and play-- or just talk and listen to great music. Join us at downtown Hamlin on Saturday, September 23, 2017 as we shut down Walnut Street for traffic and open it up for FUN! Vendor set up is from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.
Watoga Art in the Park
Watoga Art in the Park – bringing together artists and the great outdoors. Watoga Art in the Park features a great fun- filled weekend for families set in one of West Virginia's most beautiful parks – Watoga State Park. The juried fine art and craft fair will feature some of the region's most impressive artists and craftspeople showcasing jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and much more Find that perfect gift for a loved one or yourself. Along with showcasing fine art for purchase, there will be eight professional artists, instructing in 22 workshops throughout the two-day event to help you create your own work of art. Learn pastels, watercolors, or acrylics from accomplished artists, watch and participate in wood-fire pottery or blacksmithing, make your own mask and paint or decorate it, check out white oak basketry, as well as yoga and art therapy. Join in one or all three nature walks lead by a Watoga State Park Naturalist. Learn about birds and then return to paint what you observed, make a clay dish using some of the natural materials you'll find along your walk, or check out the hike where you learn to identify animal footprints. In the evening you can participate in an Owl Prowl and the even make owl houses to take home with you. There will be great music both days as well as a variety of foods. Kids Corner open all day. Check us out on the web for details and to submit your artwork for consideration. https://watogaartinthepark.com/
A Handmade Christmas in Shepherdstown
Second annual free event at Town Run Brewing Co. in historic Shepherdstown, featuring holiday gifts from 18 local artists and artisans, free chair massages by Replenish Wellness, food and drink, family friendly event.
Blue Ridge Arts & Crafts Festival
Join us for the 2nd annual Blue Ridge Arts & Crafts Festival, to be held at the historic Peter Burr Farm in Shenandoah Junction, WV, featuring over 50 Blue Ridge artists and artisans, live music, local food and drinks, free children's activities, tours of the historic property, artist demos, door prizes, and more, with free admission for everyone.
Cabin Fever Craft Show
Celebrate Spring’s arrival with the Cabin Fever Craft Show featuring local artisans and their handmade goods. Visit historic Arthurdale’s Center Hall on Saturday March 25 to shake the winter blues and shop locally made treasures. From ceramics, sewing, and baskets to ironwork, knives, and leatherwork, everything is local and handmade. While you're here, explore the Arthurdale Craft Shop and browse the new inventory. Food will be available including local favorites, Sloppy Joes and potato soup. Follow the Facebook event to see updates and more from the visiting artists.
Summer Sale at Adaland
Antique furniture, art, crafts, food for sale. Open to the public.
The Christmas Shoppe Vendor & Craft Show
Basket and other raffles, concession stand with donuts and coffee, hot dogs, nachos, and cold drinks, and a bake sale will also be available. If you are interested in being part of this event or need any additional information, please contact Andy at 304-627-7247 or Mary at 304-695-1269.
Marshall County Fair Christmas Craft and Vendor Fair
Come and start your Christmas shopping early! Locally made crafts and baked goods, as well as vendors selling “31,” “Origami Owl,” and much more! Location: Chevron Building at Marshall County Fairgrounds on 12th Street in Moundsville, WV 26041 FREE ADMISSION Contact Info: Cindy: 304-845-2696 Lisa: 304-281-5790
Third Annual Winter Wonderland Craft Show
The Third Annual Winter Wonderland Craft Show, sponsored by the Davis & Elkins College Hospitality Club, will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 in the Memorial Gymnasium/Martin Field House on the College campus. A cakewalk begins at noon and concessions will be available. Vendors include Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Thirty-one and more. Admission is free. For additional information, email Chass Reel at email@example.com.
Pipestem State Park – STOCKING STUFFER ART & CRAFT SHOW
Visit Pipestem State Park today and fill your sleigh with gifts that are sure to please everyone on your list or Santa's. Doors open Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. in Pipestem's expansive conference center. Over thirty vendors showcasing and selling artisan crafts to sweets and treats – visit and pick up Christmas and holiday cheer gift for friends, family and yourself. Open to the public. No admission charge. Have questions: Call Kim Hawkins or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Capital City Art and Craft Show
Nearly 160 creative artisans display treasures from traditional to contemporary for sale including jewelry, pottery, photography, fine arts, stone and metal sculpture. For many customers it’s an annual ritual to spend a day here, seeing their favorite exhibitors and meeting new ones, buying new works including gifts for the approaching holiday season. The show will feature artisans from seven states. The Country Kitchen will be offering delicious fall favorites and vendors will provide specialty food items.
Blue Ridge Arts & Crafts Festival
Celebrate West Virginia arts, crafts, spirits, music, and food at this free family-friendly festival at the Bloomery Plantation Distillery in Charles Town, WV, near historic Harper's Ferry. Over 30 artists set up selling their wares for Mother's Day gift shopping, with artist demonstrations, a kid's arts and crafts tent, local delicious food vendors, and free samples of the distillery's limoncello and other WV spirits. Free reusable shopping bag for the first 30 attendees, with a beautiful WV state image. Door prizes, food pantry drive.
Country Roads Festival
Enjoy arts and crafts, music and great food at Hawks Nest State Park.
Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival
The Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival is the premier heritage festival in West Virginia. It is an annual festival held every 3rd weekend in June in Ansted WV! It is hosted by the AIM/Hometown Mountain Heritage Committee. Activities include Coal Shoveling contest, Hometown 5-K Run, Flea Market, Kids Carnival, Heritage Demonstrations, Chain Saw Artist, Horseshoe Pitching Contest, Memorabilia Displays, Arts & Crafts Vendor Booths, and more.
White Oak Rail Trail Expo
White Oak Rail Trail is lined with vendors, organizations, services, fundraisers, concessions, flea markets, yard sales, etc. Each year in
Lost River Fiber Festival
Fiber is our featured craft during the month of May. This consists of many mediums, including spinning, weaving, knitting, sewing and hooking. As part of our Memorial Day weekend of activities we will have artists available demonstrating many crafts to enlighten you about the art of fiber. Other artisan demonstrations will also be presented along with live music during the course of the day. Come and spend some time with us. This Saturday the Lost River Artisans Co-op Fiber Fest will be held this Saturday from 10:00-4:00. Among other activities there will be spinning and artist demonstrations, a kiddy craft tent, sheep shearing and the world famous Walking of the Sheep (think running of the bulls, just slower, less dangerous and replace the bulls in the street with sheep meandering to the barn). The Artisans Co-op will be open Friday through Monday so stop on by!
20th Anniversary Spring Festival at Heritage Farm Museum & Village
Celebrate 20 years of Heritage Farm Museum & Villages signature festival as Appalachian artisans preserve interactive crafts of yesteryear! New and exciting experiences await as we unveil the Six Simple Machines Discovery Zone, Generation's murals, and the new state-of-the-art MakerSpace!
North Mountain Arts Festival
This is the 12th year of North Mountain Art Festival. Previously in Hedgesville, WV Now in our 4th year at Orrs Farm Market. This is a juried fine Arts & Artisans show with Live Music, Fine Art, Handmade Crafts, Food and everything that Orr’s Farm Market has to offer. Festival hours are Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm. come out and experience fun for the entire family. This is a Free event for the public with live music and of some of the best artists in the area. See you there!
2016 Summer Music Festival
The 2016 Alpine Lake Resort Summer Music Festival will take place on Saturday, July 9th, 2016. Presale tickets are available at http://wvsummermusic.com/, and will be available for purchase at the front desk of Alpine Lake Resort beginning May 2, 2016. The 2016 Alpine Lake Resort Summer Music Festival Lineup: Terah Crawford Band (Noon – 1:30pm) The Terah Crawford Band is based in Deep Creek Lake Maryland. Terah is a Garrett County Native and combines her love for mountain music with the classics to create a musical style that comes straight from her heart. She is joined by guitarist and vocalist Scott Alexander, a talented song writer and solo artist with a unique voice that adds a stirring harmony to the group’s sound. Bill Crawford brings variety with the mandolin, banjo, and lead acoustic and electric guitar. Bill also writes many of The Terah Crawford Bands original songs with help from Crawford and Alexander. Bill writes and arranges his songs with Terah and Scott’s seamless harmonies in mind. In addition to their original, country and rock driven songs such as Saturday Night Sinner and Burn Us Another one, the TCB loves to play the music that has influenced them. You can hear their take on songs from The Band, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin and more. Inspired by the Western PA acoustic duo The Phisbins, Terah started the band in 2013. Taking a page out of The Phisbin’s play book, the group offers an ever growing song list to most every audience that they play for so that the crowd can drive the show and hear the songs they really want to enjoy! Since their formation the group has played many notable shows including the Little Yough Music Festival in the summer of 2014, Deep Creek 2014 International Canoe Championships in the fall of 2014 and CMT Empowering Education in the summer of 2015 where they opened for up and coming country star Annie Bosko. Joined in collaboration with many musicians since the bands formation, they are currently very glad to welcome Oakland, MD fiddle player Jeremie Hamilton to share their stage. Jeremie expertly intertwines his bold playing style with the band’s homegrown way of playing. He is a perfect fit into the group and the music that they play. Catch the Terah Crawford Band with Jeremie Hamilton around Deep Creek Lake and we promise, you’ll have a really good time! Surrender Dorothy (2pm-3:30pm) Surrender Dorothy, which officially formed and began playing in 2006, is a cover band from the Cumberland, Maryland area. Surrender Dorothy plays classic rock and top-forty music. Brother Short Band (4pm-5:30pm) The Brother Short Band has a far-reaching fan base sweeping the Eastern U.S. from Michigan to Florida and beyond. By aligning their purist approach with a signature sound, Vocalist & Guitarist Greg Short, Percussionist Bill Harding, and Bassist Lynn King have been instrumental in influencing and inspiring today’s live music scene. At the heart of their work are unique stylings of crowd favorites from classic rock, blues, country (old and new)–along with many original songs. Their hook is surefire, with a range of influences from Johnny Cash to Led Zepplin. The Hillbilly Gypsies (6pm-8:30pm) Hailing from the beautiful Mountain State of West Virginia, The Hillbilly Gypsies have been making and performing their own brand of old time bluegrass and original mountain music for over a decade! Formed in 2001 from a chance meeting at the now infamous Wednesday night old time jam in Morgantown, WV; The Hillbilly Gypsies have been pickin’ n’ grinnin’ and entertaining their loyal fans ever since. The band is best known for their high-energy live performances and have become a crowd favorite at major festivals, fairs and concert venues all across the mid-Atlantic region and abroad. They perform in the old fashioned style, playing around a single vintage ribbon microphone. This “Old Timey” approach adds an authentic high-energy barn party atmosphere to their show. Watching the whole band work around the mic is like taking a trip back in time. It’ll sure make you want to get up and dance! ...and don’t let the flash of their lively stage performance and choreography fool ya, these folks are all highly skilled musicians and seasoned entertainers! Their lightning fast award-winning picking skills and musical arrangements mixed with natural comedic wit and high lonesome mountain vocal harmonies are sure to catch your ear right away. Combine that with a knack for original songwriting and a strong passion for old time and traditional music and this makes for an all-around authentic and exciting musical experience that you won’t soon forget. One listen and you’ll know that you are getting the real deal! The Gypsies are more than a band; they are a tight knit family, mindful of tradition but bold explorers of new and authentic styles of acoustic music and entertainment!
Murder at Main Street Estate-Mystery Dinner Affair
Its the year 1925 and the Main Street Estate is in full swing. Mr and Mrs Twyford, the humble owners of the bed and breakfast, have invited twelve distinguished guests to join them for dinner, calamity, and mystery.
Chocolate Fest & Book Faire
From cupcakes to truffles, local and regional authors and chocolate-themed activities, visitors won't find a more decadent or enjoyable festival than the Chocolate Festival and Book Faire April 23, hosted by Main Street Martinsburg. Local businesses throughout downtown host authors for book signings and discussions, as well as display chocolate-themed specials. Guests can also tour a local chocolate shop, sample cupcakes from a cupcake competition and watch "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" throughout this day-long adventure.
Spring Fest 13
Over one mile of the South Branch of the Potomac is stocked with over 300 trout of which 100 are tagged. Catch a tagged trout for the opportunity to win cash prizes and have a great time along one of West Virginia’s premier fishing rivers. Arts and Crafts, Box Car Derby, Food and Live Music. Then participate and watch the fun as children race their Box Cars down the racetrack toward the finish line. Several age divisions make it fun for everyone and standards for building your box car keeps the competition fair. Check out the Spring Fest Calendar of Events for information on this year’s schedule for show times, food vendors, crafters, special happenings and just plain fun.
Beginner’s Soap Making Class
Beginner's Soap Making Class. In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of Cold Process Soap Making. We will make a batch of soap using olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, cocoa butter, and lye. We’ll add Essential Oils and herbs to make a beautiful natural soap. Each student will take home 6 bars of handmade soap. Students will receive safety tips, recipes, and resources to help the beginning soap-maker. Cost: $90 (approximately 2 hours in length) Location: Shepherdstown, WV (Bring a friend and save $15 each off registration) Bring a friend for soap making, and save $15 off registration fee per person! Gift Certificates available! Pre-registration required at www.mywildrosesoap.com.
Valentine’s Handmade Market
"Valentine's Handmade Market" Sat. Feb. 6, 2015 10am to 4pm at the Town Run Brewery 202 E. Washington St. Shepherdstown, WV Shop for locally made gifts for your sweet heart from over 14 local artists and crafters! Handmade gift items include clothing, bath and body products, candles, signs, cards, chocolates, jewelry, and more!
Go back in time and experience the history of where it all began. The festival features an antique steam and gas engine show, model railroad display, kiddie tractor pulls, corn meal grinding, apple butter making, historic wagon rides, crafts and flea market, food vendors and entertainment.
Harvest Moon Arts & Crafts Festival
Annual juried craft show with over 200 crafters, craft demonstrations, quality food and live entertainment. Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM; Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM
West Virginia State Honey Festival
The festival promotes the honey industry's sweetness and importance. See a live bee beard and enjoy great entertainment, crafts, baking contest, and children's heritage activities. Saturday 9 AM - 6 PM; Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM
Parkersburg Homecoming Festival
Competitions, events for all ages, parade, half-marathon, top Nashville entertainment, fireworks, arts and crafts, food concessions and sternwheelers.
Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival
The Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival (MOVMCF) is a free annual festival which encourages the appreciation and recognition of community diversity through entertainment, cuisine, education, and artistic expression of all cultures. It celebrates diversity with a smorgasbord of artists and performers. The goal of the MOVMCF is to highlight a variety of cultural and ethnic groups, showcasing artistic performances of traditional music and dance. This year’s three-day event is June 15-17th, 2018, at Parkersburg (WV) City Park. The audience sits in the open air to watch the performers on a covered outdoor main stage. The event features traditional and contemporary music and dance performances of varying artistic, cultural, and ethnic traditions, all featured on a main stage. In addition to live performances, the festival features strolling artists, a variety of ethnic food vendors, traditional crafters and demonstrations, and a special Children’s Activity Center.
Shepherdstown Christmas Celebration
The historic town of Shepherdstown WV will kick off its annual "Christmas in Shepherdstown" celebration on Friday, November 27, the day after Thanksgiving. The November 27 schedule will include 4:00-8:00 p.m. evening events that are traditional for the town: a bonfire, a chili and cornbread supper, the lighting of the town tree, the arrival of Santa, and children's visits with Santa. Other highlights of that weekend will be carriage rides, a special children's program at the Community Club, a live Nativity, and a Christmas sing-along at the Methodist Church. After that, there will be many different events every weekend and some weekdays until Christmas. Most events will be free. The town will hold its annual Christmas parade at 11:00 am Saturday, December 5. Each weekend will feature unique events related to various aspects of Shepherdstown's history. In particular, the December 5-6 weekend will recreate a "Civil War Christmas in Shepherdstown," with Union and Confederate encampments, lectures and panel discussions, children's activities, period music and street entertainment. Highlights of the remaining weekends before Christmas will include three performances of the Shepherdstown School of Dance's annual Nutcracker Ballet during the December 12-13 weekend and Community Caroling, a TubaChristmas Concert, and a Winter Solstice Concert the weekend of December 19 and 20. Every weekend will include children's activities; holiday marketplaces selling handmade crafts, baked goods, and greens; and special musical performances. Many shops will be open late on Fridays and Saturdays. There will be free parking in all the town's metered spaces on Friday, November 27 and every weekday from the 14th of December through January 3. There is always free parking at Shepherdstown's metered spaces on weekends. Free weekend parking is also available in the Shepherd University parking lot at High and Princess streets, one block from downtown. Events and activities will continue to be added. For an up-to-date listing of all events keep checking www.christmasinshepherdstown.com. Or contact the Shepherdstown Visitors Center at 304-876-2786 or email@example.com.
Hops & Heat
Join us at the inaugural Hops & Heat craft beer fest and chili cook-off for some art, chili, & cheers. Over 30 craft beers from 11 Appalachian breweries will be on hand with 14 chili cooks and Bazaar artisans and food vendors!
35th Annual Art & Craft Show
HAY EWE! WAY BACK WEEKEND
FUN, FIBER, and FARM...Make wool into clothing in a "Seed to Shawl" experience, Enjoy the "Stitches in Time" Quilt Show, Children's Adventure Hay Maze, Hay Rides, Artisans, Award Winning Exhibits, Unique Food, Petting Zoo, and More at West Virginia's Only Smithsonian Affiliate!
Helvetia Community Fair
THE HELVETIA COMMUNITY FAIR celebrates the rich culture and history of Helvetia, WV, a small Swiss community located in Randolph County. One of the oldest agricultural fairs in West Virginia, the Helvetia Community Fair encourages local families, friends, and visitors to celebrate our harvest and our heritage. Farmers, artisans, and children display their work at the Helvetia Community Hall the second full weekend in September. Canned green beans, yellow squash, pfeffernüsse cookies, tatting, wildflower arrangements, 4-H projects, watercolor paintings, and much more line the hall to honor the past year and to uphold our history. Just beyond the blue ribbon exhibits, the kitchen bustles with volunteers who prepare food for a day full of celebration. Festivities include a parade, Swiss folk dancing, Fahnenschwingen (Swiss flag swinging), Alphorn playing, yodeling, field games, relays, and a square dance. Helvetia’s original settlers proved they could withstand harsh winters and rugged terrain while retaining the traditions of their mother country, Switzerland. Our hope is that the Helvetia Community Fair reflects that character, celebrates our ancestry, and encourages our children and visitors to embrace our traditions.