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Demonstrations and Exhibits

Friday, Nov. 1 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mountainlair Front Entrance

Mullins Orchard Apple Butter
Apple Butter Stirring - Learn the traditional art of making apple butter from a member of the Mullins family that developed the Golden Delicious Apple in Clay County, W.Va.

Saturday, Nov. 2 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mountainlair First Floor

Carol Houchin - Beekeeper
Presented by the Working Girls Apiary, this exhibit will feature beekeeping techniques and information.

Clay Lick Brooms
Based in Kirby, W.Va., Clay Lick Brooms creates hand-crafted corn brooms using time-tested and traditional methods.

Cut & Create Woodworking
Gerald Houchin will demonstrate traditional woodworking techniques.

WVU Print Club
This group of printmaking students will share a gallery of their work, demonstrate the operation of a printing press, and have artwork created by WVU students available for purchase.

Cupcakes by Maxy
This local baker, based in Morgantown, W.Va., will demonstrate the art of decorating the perfect cupcake.

Bavarian Nut Man
Fresh roasted, cinnamon-glazed nuts (almonds, cashews, and walnuts) created using a Bavarian recipe.

Loose Ends Fiber Addicts (LEFA)
Based in Grafton, W.Va., Loose Ends Fiber Guild has members statewide. Attending guild members will demonstrate spinning wool and alpaca fiber into handspun yarns using traditional Appalachian methods and equipment.

Saturday, Nov. 2 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mountainlair Front Entrance

Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia
This exhibit will feature native birds that have been rehabilitated by the ACCA, a Morgantown non-profit that specializes in the treatment of injured, ill and orphaned wild birds.

Bennett Life - Life's  Forge
Blacksmith Bennett Life, from Charleston, W.Va, will demonstrate the traditional art of blacksmithing. Bennett is a self-taught artisan who built his own forge at the age of 14 and has committed to carrying on this ancient craft. 

Ben Wood - Broken Anvil Metalworks
Blacksmith Ben Wood uses traditional methods to create unique, one-of-a-kind creations ranging from traditional forms to modern designs. 

Mark Hatfield - The Original Hatfield Family Moonshine
This exhibit will showcase the traditional methods of distillation. Hatfield is the great, great gandson of Devil Anse Hatfield, a prominent figure in the Hatfield & McCoy Feud. The distillery is located in Spencer, W.Va.