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28 Apr

Appalachian Craft Fair

Time & Date

Event Starts:
04/28/2018 9:00AM
Event Ends:
04/28/2018 2:00PM
Time Zone

ET - Eastern Time


Chester UMC
12132 Percival St
Chester, VA 23831
United States

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Contact Info:

Marybeth Ingalls

Event Details

Audience: All

Since 1921, Red Bird Mission has been a nonprofit helping rural, poverty-stricken southeastern Kentucky, with ministry, health and education. In the 1960s, the Red Bird Store started selling crafts made by the students and a few local artists to help raise money for the students' school supplies. In the late 1980s, Red Bird Mission Craft Program started traveling the United States with the Appalachian Craft Fair. With help from host churches, we are able to market and promote artists nationwide. We now buy directly from the artist within an 80-mile radius of Red Bird Mission. The goal is to encourage families to produce quality handcrafted items in keeping with tradition and also bring in an income where marketing can be difficult. Appalachian Craft Fair is one of many programs Red Bird Mission has to offer. Come out to one of our 30 scheduled shows for 2018 to help us support this mission. You can also order online For information on Red Bird Mission visit our website @ and don't forget to view our YouTube page. Red Bird Mission craft team and the artists thank you for your support.

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Chester UMC