Spring Fling Craft Show & Festival

Celebrate Spring’s arrival with the outdoor Spring Fling Craft Show featuring WV artisans and their HANDMADE goods. Visit historic Arthurdale on Saturday, May 15th from 9 am to 3 pm to shake the winter blues and shop locally made treasures.


Craft Show and Fall Festival October 26th

It’s that time of year again! Arthurdale Heritage’s annual Craft Show and Fall Festival will be held Saturday, October 26th from 10-4 pm. Beautiful, handmade items from WV artisans will be for sale in our historic Center Hall and outside on the lawn. After shopping, take the kids on a hay ride or to get their face painted. They can also visit our homestead goats, and we will be telling spooky West Virginia ghost stories for older children.

In addition, Arthurdale resident and author Ann Pancake will be autographing copies of her novels from 10-12pm. A professor of creative writing at West Virginia University, her works focus on Appalachian stories. Come meet her and check them out!

Hungry? Delicious, homemade food will be available including Roger’s famous sloppy joe’s, Jeanie’s homemade potato soup, Dyanna’s cheesy broccoli soup, desserts and much more.

Haven’t had a chance to tour our museum yet? Our New Deal Homestead Museum and Homestead House will be open and available for you to tour! In our Forge we will also have the Appalachian Blacksmiths giving demonstrations.

FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING, GREAT FUN!

       

 

 


Fall Craft Show & Festival

On October 13, Arthurdale Heritage, Inc.  will host its Craft Show & Fall Festival!  FREE admission!

Beautiful, handmade items from WV artisans will be for sale in our historic Center Hall and outside on the lawn. After shopping, take the kids on a hay ride, visit our homestead goats and enjoy some of our delicious homemade food

There will also be face painting and games for kids, plus a booth from Spark! Imagination and Science Center.

LIVE MUSIC      FREE PARKING    FREE ADMISSION


New Deal Festival – July 9, 2016 at 10am!

IMG_9264Step back in time at the New Deal Festival on Saturday July 9 to celebrate the unique history of Arthurdale with a day of food, arts & crafts, living history, and more. Tour the historic community on a hay wagon ride, stop by the antique car and tractor show, and see artisan demonstrations. The gates will open at 10am.

There will be a wonderful line up of blues, country, and folk music that will be playing on the Center Hall front porch. You can also wander through the museum buildings to learn more about the history of Arthurdale, and of course the celebration wouldn’t be complete without a visit from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt!

The festival also features a petting zoo, several children’s activities, a crafts market, horse-drawn wagon rides, and much more!

Like previous years, we’ll be giving you the option to buy advance tickets – link coming soon! Advance tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 6-11. At the gate, general admission is $8 and children ages 6-11 are $5. Children under 5 get in for free.

Remember, volunteers attend the festival for FREE! Contact the office if you are interested in volunteering to setup, to work a shift at the event, or to cleanup. We can be reached at 304 864 3959 or by e-mail at ahi@arthurdaleheritage.org.


New Deal Festival – July 11, 2015 at 10am!

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Step back in time at the New Deal Festival on Saturday July 11 to celebrate the unique history of Arthurdale with a day of food, arts & crafts, living history, and more.  Tour the historic community on a hay wagon ride, stop by the antique car and tractor show, and see artisan demonstrations. The gates will open at 10am.

There will be a wonderful line up of blues, country, and folk music that will be playing on the Center Hall front porch. You can also wander through the museum buildings to learn more about the history of Arthurdale, and of course the celebration wouldn’t be complete without a visit from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt!

The festival also features a petting zoo, several children’s activities, a crafts market, horse-drawn wagon rides, and much more!

Like previous years, we’ll be giving you the option to buy advance tickets – link coming soon! Advance tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 6 – 12. At the gate, general admission is $8 and children ages 6 – 11 are $5. Children under 5 get in for free.

Remember, volunteers attend the festival for FREE! Contact the office if you are interested in volunteering to setup, work a shift at the event, or cleanup.


New Deal Festival is Saturday, July 13!

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Step back in time to 1933 at the New Deal Festival this year to experience President Franklin Roosevelt’s first year in office and the beginning of the New Deal. Celebrate the unique history of Arthurdale with a day of food, arts & crafts, living history, and more.  Tour the historic community on a hay wagon ride, stop by the antique car and tractor show, and see artisan demonstrations.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a New Deal celebration without a visit from Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt! Chat with the President and First Lady, and don’t miss their address to the crowd at 11:30am.

We have a great line-up of local blues, country, and folk bands this year, including Mahajibee Blues, Triadelphia, Black Horse, and Soup Camel Music.

Speak with children of the original homesteaders at the E-15 Homestead, and brush up on your Arthurdale history. WVU Librarian and HELM Committee member Anna Schein will bring a display on rag rug weaving in Appalachia. The exhibit will be set up in the Service Station, so be sure to stop by.

The festival also features delicious food, children’s activities, a crafts market, horse-drawn wagon rides, and much more!

Save money, buy your tickets in online. Advance tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 6 – 12. At the gate, general admission is $8 and children ages 6 – 12 are $5. Children under 5 get in for free.

Remember, volunteers attend the Festival for free, so contact the office if you are interested in volunteering to setup, work a shift at the event, or cleanup.

Visit NewDealFestival.org for more information.

 

 


Find Unique Holiday Gifts during the Arthurdale Festival of Trees

Stained glass ornaments, vintage Christmas ornaments, antiques, handmade soap and more will be available during the The Arthurdale Festival of Trees Christmas Market. This special one-day market will take place on December 1 in the New Deal Homestead Museum in Arthurdale, WV.  The Festival of Trees features tree and wreath auctions and raffles, a wine and cheese evening reception (November 30), family activities, and the Arthurdale Heritage Craft Shop Holiday Open House.

Participating vendors are:

  • Linda Kunkel of Work of Art Studio – stained glass
  • Heather Sawyer of The Little Earth Company – all organic bath & body products
  • Darlene Bolyard – Vintage Christmas ornaments and decorations
  • David Huxtable – Original Arthurdale items plus FDR mugs, original Roosevelt pins, and more
  • Dave Houser of Houser’s Stained Glass – holiday ornaments

We look forward to seeing you!

Want to support us by buying a tree or wreath but can’t make it to the festival?
Since bids are silent, you can call the office during the week or email us at ahi@arthurdaleheritage.com to place a bid. Just tell us the item you are bidding on, contact info, and your bid amount. If you wish, you can donate your item to a Preston County or Morgantown nursing home and we will deliver it for you.

View the gallery of trees and wreaths.

Questions, call 304-864-3959 or email ahi@arthurdaleheritage.org.


Kick off Your Holiday Season at the Arthurdale Heritage Festival of Trees!

Arthurdale Heritage is inviting the public and local businesses to participate in a two-day holiday fundraising event. The Arthurdale Festival of Trees will feature fully decorated trees and wreaths donated by friends, supporters, and businesses. The trees and wreaths will be raffled just in time for the holiday season.

While you shop the Christmas Craft Market or the Arthurdale Heritage Craft Shop, your children can make fun winter crafts with an elf, enjoy cider, cocoa, other treats, and visit our petting zoo!

Tour the Forge & Administration buildings to bid on our donated, beautifully decorated trees and wreaths. Set up and decoration of the trees will take place November 26-28 in the Arthurdale Forge and Admin buildings. Bidding will start on Friday, November 30 with a Wine and Cheese Opening Reception and tree showcase from 5-8 p.m. The bidding will continue on Family Day – Saturday, December 1 from 12-4 p.m. Refreshments will be offered during the event. Steve Marra will be taking family photographs. Sign-up here for your portrait!

Want to get involved?

If you can decorate & donate a tree or wreath or know a local crafter or business who might, would like to donate an appetizer, or can help out in some other way call AHI at 304.864.3959. Go ahead and register your tree or wreath donation online at https://www.arthurdaleheritage.org/festival-of-trees/registration/.

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Live Music Lineup Set for 2012 New Deal Festival

Soup Camel Music

Soup Camel Music

From bluegrass to jazz, from Celtic to blues, an eclectic array of music is on tap at Arthurdale Heritage’s 2012 New Deal Festival. Performing on the main Center Hall stage are: Soup Camel, Aurora Celtic, the Adam Loudin Group, and Falling Run Bluegrass Band. The New Deal Festival opens at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 14th with performances beginning at 10 a.m.

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“1942: Arthurdale and the War” at the 2012 New Deal Festival

Come experience Arthurdale the summer after the beginning of WWII! This one day event will have something for everyone to enjoy.

1942 on Display
This year we are very fortunate to have been loaned numerous pieces of New Deal and FDR political memorabilia from the private collection or Robert Fratkin. It is an amazing exhibit and the New Deal Festival is a wonderful opportunity to see it!

Living history will also be on display when we welcome Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt back to our event as well as reenactors portraying individuals and WWII military recruiters from 1942.

Antique Car, Truck, Tractor, and Motorcycle Show
The Antique Car, Truck, Tractor Show is being expanded to include antique motorcycles this year. Registration is $10.00. Proceeds from the car show will be used to buy presents for community children at the annual Christmas with Santa event in December.
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Our craft shop and guided tour hours are:

Monday-Saturday 10-3

QUESTIONS? Phone:  304 864 3959    Email:  ahi@ArthurdaleHeritage.org

Masks are required for guided tours