The 40th Annual Logan County Arts and Crafts Fair will start today at 3 p.m and during the evening of Saturday Aug. 8.
The event will be held at the Field House on Midelburg Island in Logan and will host a variety of activities as well as the exhibition and sale of artisanal creations.
Farmers who have been involved with Grow Appalachia will have a chance to sell their produce at a farmer’s market that will be held at the Logan County Arts and Crafts Fair Aug. 7. Everything available for purchase at the arts and crafts fair will be organic, and the home gardeners will get to keep 100% of the proceeds from the sale of their goods.
Daniel Johnson, local musician and member of the group Leadership Logan, curated the live music that will be featured at the event Friday. Music will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday evening with the Mingo County act, A Mile to Nowhere. The Horse Traders will take the stage following Mile To No Where and Mountain Stage alum Tyler Childers will be the headlining act.
Friday August 7 at 6:30 p.m., the Landau Eugene Murphy Jr Talent Show will begin. The event is free to enter and cash prizes will be awarded to winners. Applications for the talent show can be picked up at the Logan County Chamber of Commerce, and applications must be received at the Logan County Chamber of Commerce by July 31 at 4 p.m..
The Aracoma Story Inc. will host a fundraising event Saturday Aug. 8 at the Arts and Crafts Fair in the form of a five kilometer road run. Registration for for the 5K will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday Aug. 8. The 5K will begin at 9 a.m. at Logan High School on Midelburg Island and will run a route that will end back at the high school. Registration forms are available at the Aracoma Story Inc.’s office at 214 Main Street in Logan. Registration fees will be $15 per entrant over the age of 15 and $10 for per entrant over the age of fourteen. All proceeds from the 5K run will go to the Aracoma Story Inc., a non profit organization.
An ATV/UTV “poker run” will also be held Saturday August 8 will be staged along with entertainment from the Street Players Band and Coal Fired.
Debrina Williams, of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce explained the event saying, “We’ll be featuring different artisans in the booths. It’s a variety from a gentleman that makes wooden spoons to another gentleman that does leather crafting. We are also featuring…Grow Appalachia. We will have farmers there with home grown produce, and we will also have honey and cow butter. In addition to that there is a children’s painting activity.”
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]