WESTON, W.Va. – The 18th annual West Virginia Marble Festival will be Saturday, May 4, at the Community Building in Cairo, W.Va. The location is adjacent to the town square in the town that is the historic home of three marble manufacturers.
The festival is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities include the sale of antique and contemporary marbles, exhibits, marble identification, books and more. Food is available on site and both admission and parking are free.
For those interested in selling or just displaying, setup is free and begins at 8 a.m. For those arriving Friday evening, the Community Building will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. for marble chatting, networking and mixing.
The town of Cairo is interesting to explore and an added attraction is the historic old Bank of Cairo exhibits.
The festival is part of “A Program of Saturdays on the Square” co-sponsored by the Museum of American Glass in West Virginia. For further information contact Ann Fissel at 304-628-3445.
The Museum of American Glass in West Virginia is open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day noon to 4 p.m. The balance of the year the museum is open daily noon to 4 p.m. and closed on Wednesday and Sunday. Admission is free. It is easily accessible off I-79 exit 99. Begun in 1992, the museum occupies 12,000 square feet with over 12,000 pieces of glass on permanent display. The museum is home to the National Marble Museum and the American Flint Glass Workers Union Archives. The museum holds an annual marble festival and numerous special exhibits throughout the year. More information can be found at http://magwv.com/. Questions about programs or the museum can be directed to 304-269-5006.
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