Douthat State Park seeks demonstrators for Apple Day and Arts and Crafts Fair


newspaperDouthat State Park is seeking heritage-themed demonstrators for their annual Apple Day and Arts and Crafts Fair, Oct. 11, 2014, at Douthat State Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This event will be a celebration of traditional mountain crafts, food, and entertainment.

Exhibit space will be made available to demonstrators in Appalachian arts and crafts such as blacksmithing, leatherworking, quilting, weaving, pottery, woodworking/carving, etc.

In addition to craft demonstrators, the park is also seeking demonstrators for Appalachian life skills such as lumberjacking, butter churning, soap making, storytelling, beekeeping, and food preservation.

Exhibitors will have the opportunity to demonstrate and sell their wares.

Arts and Crafts vendor spaces are also available. Arts and Crafts must be predominantly handmade or embellished by hand by the vendor. For more information contact Katie Graham, chief ranger of visitor experience at 540-862-8114.

For general park information go to www.virginiastateparks.gov, contact the park office at 540-862-8100 or e-mail Douthat State Park at Douthat@dcr.virginia.gov.  Douthat is located at 14239 Douthat State Park Road, Millboro, Va. 24460.

The award-winning Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

For more information about Virginia State Parks’ activities and amenities or to make reservations in one of the more than 1,800 campsites or 300 climate-controlled cabins, call the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at 800-933-PARK or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.



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