SPRING HANDMADE MARKET: SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2024

NATIONAL CELEBRATE TRAILS DAY      

Hosted on the fourth Saturday of April, Celebrate Trails Day is an annual Spring celebration of America’s trails.  Started by the Rails to Trails Conservancy in 2013, the celebration encourages people across the country to get outside and enjoy the nation’s exceptional trails.

CELEBRATION ON THE MON RIVER RAIL-TRAILS

Kick off the Spring trail season on Saturday, April 27 by joining the Mon River Trails Conservancy in celebrating our local Mon River Rail-Trails in Morgantown’s Wharf District (rail-trail mile 10). The Spring Handmade Market is a Main Street Morgantown Affiliate event.

Spring Handmade Market: Art Walk in the Wharf District, Morgantown
Enjoy shopping for hand-crafted jewelry, paintings, prints, wood art, and other local artisan products between 12PM-5PM in the Wharf District of Morgantown. Vendors will be located along the rail-trail outside of Flour and Feed, Mountain State Brewing, Oliverio’s, and Table 9 restaurants. 10% of artisan sales will go to benefit the local rail-trails.

 

ART VENDORS

B. Wolfe Creativity– Paintings, art, jewelry, shirts, and plant themed things

Baer Ridge Weavers– Handwoven cotton potholders / trivets

Baked by Betty– Hemp infused home baked goods

Bubbles, Bones, & Biscuits– All natural, human grade pet treats, handmade toys, and pet skincare

Cranberry Creative– Custom epoxy, sublimation and rhinestone tumblers and badge reels

Crow’s Nest Cottage– Hot/cold therapy packs, resin, live plants, wine glasses, decor, sewn items, jewelry.

D-Crafts– Canvas painting, Jewelry, Digital art, and Plants

Daun’s Designs– Wire wrapped crystal jewelry, earrings, and crystals

Dye 27–  Tie dye arts

East Wheeling Clayworks– Handmade ceramics for kitchen and home that merge function and beauty

Eddie Spaghetti Art–  Woodcut printmaking

Fat Head Creations- Handmade candles and soap

Hill and Holler Herbal Company– Handmade teas, salves, lip balms, and other herbal goods.

Hippie’s Color Emporium– Fluid art canvas paintings and jewelry

Hive and Holler– Honey, beard care, and skin care.

How Sweet It Is–  Local honey and beeswax products

Loop Creative– Hand thrown pottery and bejeweled shadowboxes

Moonrise Mountain Market– Multi medium functional art focused in epoxy resin.

Northwoods Artisans- Wheel thrown functional pottery

Papa Faith– Hand-carved relief prints, paintings, stickers, prints of original work

Pottery Bean by Natalie–  Quirky hand thrown ceramic decor, dishware, and jewelry

Sacred Totems– Handcrafted necklaces, earrings, and wall hangings from stone.

Sidewalk Crack Art– Sidewalk Crack art, jewelry … free copies of the book for young children, “Grandma’s Jewelry Box” for any grandmas walking the trail!

Soaps by Sid– Handmade artisan soaps

Stacy Larson Ceramics & Kristyn Rohrer Ceramics– Stacy Larson Ceramics features beautiful porcelain tableware inspired by flowers. Kristyn Rohrer sculpts ceramics pieces inspired by their Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage and quilting patterns while incorporating cake decorating techniques.

Sweepy Bee Art– Linocut prints, drawings, paintings, and stationery

Sweet Creature Crystals– Handmade crystal jewelry and bundles

Tacoma the Fox– Ink and watercolor, pottery, magnets

2 Mountain Mamas Creatives– Clay jewelry featuring WV, seasonal, and everyday themes

The 304 Store and Bane & Kane Co.- Apparel, Home decor & Dog Bandanas

Willow Roots Jewelry- Handcrafted jewelry and accessories made from stone, clay, and press flowers


FOOD VENDORS

Hill & Hollow– Locally sourced Appalachian-inspired foods- hot sandwiches, soups, stews, wraps, sweets

Motown Treats– Freeze dried candy

 

Are you interested in being an art or food vendor at this event?  Contact Ella at ella@montrails.org

Learn more and Register

2-Mile Spring Walk and Trail-side Fun
A community walk with MRTC will begin at 2PM with the start and end at the MRTC Tent beside Table 9 restaurant. A great way to enjoy the day with other rail-trail friends and search for the first signs of Spring. Pick-up a Rail-Trail map and find out more about the Mon River Trails Conservancy. FREE

Morgantown Tree Board–  Free white oak seedlings while supplies last and info on care.  Plus learn about the Morgantown Tree Board!

Kid’s Activities-  kids should be accompanied by an adult
A craft table led by Debbie Palmer Arts Coordinator for BOPARC.  Craft a sun catcher to celebrate Spring!  Free while supplies last.

A bird-feeder craft project led by Morgantown Public Library to lead to fun watching the birds when you hang it up on a tree or porch at home.  Free while supplies last.

 

Live Music– beside Flour and Feed restaurant, on the rail-trail

12:30pm- The Mud Larks

1:45pm- Chris Haddox

3:00pm- Dem Donkey Boys  (Tom Batchelor and Friends)

WVU School of Pharmacy– offering free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings plus a chance to chat with a pharmacist

Morgantown Adventure Outfitters will have FREE rentals of bikes on the Mon River Rail-Trail and kayaks for a paddle on the Upper Mon River Water Trail from 11AM-7PM.  First come first served based on availablity.  Learn more about the Morgantown Adventure Outfitters and their rental facility at Walnut Street Landing / Hazel Ruby McQuain Park.

 

Pledge TODAY to Get Out on the Trail!
Rails to Trails Conservancy is holding a sweepstakes for Celebrate Trails Day, and when you pledge to join in on the festivities on the Mon River Rail-Trail, you will be entered to win some fantastic outdoor gear prizes.  Click Here to PLEDGE

Thank you to our Funders!

The Monongalia County Commission, City of Morgantown, Douglas H. Tanner Memorial Fund for the Arts, Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc., and Arts Monongahela – Arts Council of Greater Morgantown

Event Partners

Rails to Trails Conservancy

Main Street Morgantown

BOPARC