Arts and Crafts Fair

Once the dust settles from Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, shoppers still have an opportunity to shop for loved ones at the Kentucky Folk Arts Center’s 30th annual Appalachian Arts and Crafts Fair.

The event will be held Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Laughlin Health Building on Morehead State University's campus.

Admission to the fair is $3 per person. Children age 12 and under are admitted free.

The arts and crafts fair will kick-off a weekend of holiday events, including Hometown Holiday and the Christmas concert for the Cave Run Symphony Orchestra.

There will be over 100 vendors, selling hand-crafted items, such as wreaths, jewelry, soaps, lotion, candies, and wood crafts.

The fair is a juried event, with applicants being selected by a committee. Those who apply send photos of their work to be considered.

“This event is a wonderful opportunity to get to see quality crafts,” said Tammy Stone, one of the event’s coordinators. “It is a really good place to do some Christmas shopping.”

There will also be concessions sold during the event.

Proceeds from booth fees and concessions will benefit the center.

Those interested in participating next year can submit an application during the application window, which is open from the end of August through mid-September.

“This is certainly one of our most successful and well-attended events,” said Matt Collinsworth, KFAC director. “After decades in operation, it stands as one of the most significant events in eastern Kentucky. People come from all over the state and across the region. The fair is a special time during the holidays around here.”

The Kentucky Folk Art Center is a cultural, educational and economic development service of Morehead State University. The Center is open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Additional information is available from the Center’s website at, or by calling 783-2204.

Megan Smedley can be reached at or by telephone at 784-4116.

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