WESTON, W. Va. – The 19th Annual West Virginia Marble Festival is set for Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Community Building in Cairo, West Virginia. The location is adjacent to Town Square in this historic community, which is also home to 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, games and more. Food is available on-site, admission and parking are free.
For those interested in selling or just displaying, set-up is free and begins at 8 a.m. For
those arriving Friday evening, the Community Building will be open from 6-8 p.m.
The event is sponsored by “Saturdays-on-the-Square” and co-sponsored by the Museum of American Glass in West Virginia (www.magwv.com).
The Museum of American Glass in West Virginia is open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day from noon to 4 p.m. The balance of the year the museum is open daily noon to 4 p.m. and closed on Wednesdays and Sundays. Admission is free. It is easily accessible off I-79, exit 99 onto US 33 West for two miles to Main Avenue. A left turn onto Main and the museum is on the left at 230 Main Avenue. Begun in 1992, the Museum relocated to its present location in 2007 and occupies 12,000 square feet with more than 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.
For more about “Saturdays-on-the-Square,” contact Ann Fissel (304-628-3445) or Millie Coty (740-568-8014). Additional information about the museum can be found at http://magwv.com or by calling 304-269-5006.