Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair 2024

Thank you to our 2024 Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair Sponsor!

Join us for the Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair on August 2nd and 3rd at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center here in Beckley WV.

Our Arts & Crafts Fair features skilled Appalachian artists and makers pursuing their life-long passion of creating beautifully crafted items for you and your home.

Within Appalachia is a rich and unique history of handcrafting; from original art works, photography, pottery, metalworking and more. The new Appalachian Makers Market celebrates the region’s finest makers. Throughout the years the display of intricate quilts around the rotunda has been one of the most popular attractions. The Appalachian Treasures Quilt Show remains an integral part of the new Appalachian Makers Market.

Quilt Show Sponsor:

Appalachian Treasure Quilt Show

The ATQS Committee is pleased to feature the 49th Appalachian Treasures Quilt Show as an integral part of the 2024 Appalachian Makers Market to be held at the Beckley- Raleigh County Convention Center on August 2 and 3 2024.

The quilts hanging around the upper rotunda have been entered by quilters to be judged and awarded ribbons for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention in 15 categories. This year we have also introduced a new category – Exhibit Only – for those quilters who wish to display their work without competing for ribbons. In addition, Best of Show, Judge’s Choice, Best Use of Color (this year green) and People’s Choice are awarded a special ribbon as well as a cash award. The People’s Choice award is voted on by the viewing public and announced at the end of the show.

We will also again display “Comfort Quilts.” These are baby quilts made primarily by Hands All Around and Sew Sew Sisters Quilt Guilds. The displayed quilts are not for sale but will be distributed throughout the year by two local agencies. Anyone interested in helping with this community project may contribute a quilt by contacting a member of the ATQS Committee.

We hope you will enjoy our quilt displays as well as all the other various features of the Arts & Crafts Fair. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite quilt as you wander through our “Garden.” The recipient of this award is always especially thrilled by the public appreciation of their work!

REGISTER YOUR QUILT HERE TO DISPLAY AT THE APPALACHIAN ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR 2024

Musicians include Lost Cannon playing Friday afternoon from 2pm-3pm and Shane Ingram & Friends playing Friday afternoon from 4pm-5pm.

Hours for the Fair are Friday Aug 2nd 10am-6pm and Saturday Aug 3rd 10am-6pm.   We look forward to seeing you at the Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair

Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair 2024

Friday and Saturday, August 2 and 3
Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center
200 Armory Drive, Beckley WV

Friday, August 2 / 10am – 6pm
Saturday, August 3 / 10am – 6pm

Featured Events Sponsor

FEATURED EVENTS:

Friday, August 2

10am – 6pm Face Painting by Desi

10am – 1pm Daniel Lilly & The Lilly Mountaineers

2pm Shane Ingram (Bluegrass Music performances throughout the afternoon)

Saturday, August 3

10am – 6pm Face Painting by Desi

10am – 6pm Daniel Lilly & The Lilly Mountaineers

11:30am – 1pm Lincoln County Cloggers

1pm – 1:30pm Lincoln County Cloggers

ADMISSION

Entry Fee: $5 adults, children 12 and under & students free


$4 2-Day Pass Discount Cards are available at participating area businesses and at Beckley Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce office at 245 N Kanawha St, Beckley WV. Bring the Discount Card to the Arts & Crafts Fair Ticket Booth to receive the discount and get your card stamped to use for both days of the Fair.

Participating Business locations:  Raleigh County Airport /Anew Health & Wellness / Beckley Water Co / Central Pup /Chick Fil A Beckley locations / City National Bank / Classy Clutter / Fruits of Labor Restaurant / Goodwill Beckley Store /  Great Clips Beckley / Green River / Hickory Tree Antiques / Home Furniture / Raleigh Count Library / PCB – Beckley / Raleigh Co Parks & Recreation / Raleigh Co Airport Restaurant / Shady Side Market / Sleep Outfitters /  Southern Communications Radio / Steele Magnolia’s /  The Honey Badger / Truist / Upland Soul Restaurant / United Bank

Media Sponsors:

WVVA Television

Southern Communications Radio
103CIR / 105.9 WTNJ / Groovy 94.1 / 93.5fm The Buzz / News Talk 620 WWNR

AACF Artist Sponsors

We are so excited to have the opportunity to showcase some of our true Makers from our Mountains at the Appalachian Arts and Crafts Fair / Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair 2024 and we are very appreciative of our sponsor Robby Moore, Art https://www.robbymooreart.com/ / https://www.facebook.com/RobbyMooreArt/
https://www.instagram.com/robbymooreart/  for working with us in planning for this years Fair and coordinating invitations to artists from across our State to come and give our Fair-goers the opportunity to see and learn about their artistic craft.
We are so excited to have the opportunity to showcase some of our true Makers from our Mountains at the Appalachian Arts and Crafts Fair / Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair 2024 and we are very appreciative of our sponsor Chick-fil-A Beckley https://cfabeckley.com/  for working with us in planning for this years Fair and coordinating invitations to artists from across our State to come and give our Fair-goers the opportunity to see and learn about their artistic craft  

AACF Artists

We’re excited to introduce Shalya Marsh, @shalyamarsh as a 2024 AACF artist.  Shayla is a ceramic artist from Morgantown, WV.
Check out her page and learn more about her work.

We’re excited to introduce Mary Roy, @marystitches_ as a 2024 AACF artist.  Mary is a hand embroidery artist from Bridgeport, WV.
Check out her page and learn more about her work.

We’re excited about our new vendors for the 59th Appalachian Arts and Crafts Fair / Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair 2024 Meet CJ’s WoodWorks Gorgeous art to add to your home!

Introducing a new artist for the 2024 Appalachian Arts and Crafts Fair Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair 2024 Jan Skellion with Tea Creek Clay Works https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100092378362986
Come see her work on Aug 2nd & 3rd at the Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center

 

Looking forward to welcoming Returning Artist: Elgood Mountain Rainbow Glass https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064193492473 by Artisan Jeannette Justice to  Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair 2024

Returning for Appalachian Arts and Crafts Fair / Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair 2024 we welcome Artisan Missy Burleson with Mandy Bee Jewelry

Get You Some Homemade Jam! Available from Oak Grove United Methodist Church

We’re super excited about our new artisan Donna Basham and Angel Bead Company.

See the new leather collection from Gale Trader Crafts @David Trader https://www.facebook.com/david.trader.71 


Mama Faye’s Fudge




Want to learn more about the values and practices of traditional Appalachian herbalism, folk tales surrounding herbs, and using tea blends for health benefits? Be sure to visit Hill & Holler Herbal Company




One of our favorite artisans, Carol Dameron and West Virginia Coal Jewelry, will be returning to the Arts & Crafts Fair this year!




Excited about our new vendor Ruanna by Cesar Rojas




New artisan Brandi Sumpter with Odd Knots. Macrame and more!




Bonnie’s B-Creative




Blue Cottage Botanicals. We are sooo impressed with your lovely art which features many forms made with fresh cut flowers and botanicals.



Golden Gi Gi Ceramics




Aren’t they the cutest?!?! Come see returning vendor, Leslie & Morgan’s Crochet Corner!




Over the Moon 🌙✨✨that Beni Holley Art will be joining us




A big welcome to The Village Witch Soap Company! They create artisanal, small batch soaps, lotions, and self care products using locally sourced goat’s milk and other natural ingredients made in the mountains of West Virginia. Vegan options available.




Christina’s Signs!