Crafts Market

*This information is subject to change as we update our website for the 2023 New Deal Festival.

2022 Artisans & Authors


Aldona Bird (Made in the Mountains) Aldona Bird makes whimsical pieces of stained glass including small animals and earrings that are sure to brighten your day!

Adam Brashear (Erstwhile Leathers) Adam Brachear of Erstwhile Leathers is based in Terra Alta and creates a variety of high-quality leather goods from purses to belts. Stop by to shop some of these wonderful handmade items!

Bubbles, Bones & Biscuits, LLC makes yummy, all natural pet treats, skin care and interactive toys for your dogs and cats!

Jackie Clarkson (Jackie’s Useables) weaves and crochets household helps. Jackie enjoys spending time making products for you to enjoy using in your home.

Doug Debastiani creates homemade pottery that will become a talking piece in your home or a wonderful gift for a friend.

Designs by Dee Designs by Dee is a two-woman business creating quilts, baby items, household goods and more! Dee and Lesa are experiences sewists combining sewing and art. Both enjoy a variety of home crafts and look forward to displaying their products!

Cindy Dineley Arthurdale resident Cindy Dineley makes crochet animals, shawls, scarves, hats, and more! Her animals are popular items in our Arthurdale Heritage craft shop – especially the goats!

Kaleigh Houser (Ramblin’ Van Vintage) Ramblin’ Van Vintage sells and eclectic mix of vintage clothing and accessories from the 1930s to the 1990s. Step out in style as you step back in time!

Lin Mar Crochet & Gifts by Mig Linda Marden has been crocheting doll clothes since the 1960s! Her items are made to be played with by kids of all ages. Linda will also sell various other crochet items and perform crochet demonstrations at her booth. Gifts by Mig makes jewelry, key rings, and other delightful gifts to give your friends!

Joseph Mullenax (The Green Cap Forge) A longtime favorite artisan, The Green Cap Forge sells handmade shovels, hangers, pokers, hooks, and more!

Danielle Reese (Thrive & Glow) A local sensation, Danielle Reese of Thrive & Glow creates handmade soaps, lotions, bath bombs, and beard products!

David Shahan (Me & My Bees) Located in Kingwood, David Shahan sells honey and honey candy, along with lip balm, lotion, and lovely tea cup birdfeeders!

Mike Strawser (Caddell Mountain Rustic Woodworks) Located in Terra Alta, Mike Strawser creates a variety of wooden items from bowls to snowmen. Mike often works with burls that he cuts from trees and shapes into beautiful wooden objects.

Kelly (Street) Nedrow (Delta Stained Glass Studio) Kelly has been making stained glass for 10 years and opened Delta Stained Glass Studio in 2021. She is located in the old West Preston School in Masontown and offers classes yearround.

Sow Good Farms A small family business, Sow Good Farms has all your country needs (and wants!) for sale. From jams and jellies to candies and earrings, you’re sure to find something to take home from this table!


Nancy Abrams is most famous for her book The Climb from Salt Lick, written about her time in Preston County in the 1970s. Nancy will be signing books from 1-3 pm.

Hannah Evans is a children’s author whose book Annie’s Appalachian Adventures: The Letter is a hit in the Arthurdale craft shop. Hannah will be signing and giving out copies of her book in the Kids’ Activities Area and will also do readings at 11:30 and 1:30.

Ann Pancake is a popular local author and WVU professor. Ann has published two short story collections and one novel, Strange as This Weather Has Been. She will be signing books from 11 am-1pm.

Thomas H. Williams is a retired teacher and Wesleyan professor who lives in Tunnelton. His novels are set in West Virginia, some during the Civil War and others in modern times. He is the author of six novels, including Greenbrier! Valley of Hope, Into the Mountains, and Backbone Mountain.