Morehead’s arts and crafts vendors decorated Main Street Saturday as The Rowan County Arts Center held its annual September festival with the re-named “Arts and Crafts Festival” on September 17. 

“We started out as an ‘Arts and Eats Festival’ and then of course COVID happened, and we had to change some things up,” said Ashley Gilliam, director of the RCAC. “We decided this year we would make it an ‘Arts and Crafts Festival.’”

The festival is hosted every year on the third Saturday of September, and has been for about 11 years.

“We’ve got people who make candles, soaps, jewelry all different kinds like, the polymer clay jewelry, ceramics and traditional woodworking,” said Gilliam.

The festival was held during Morehead State’s Family Day, which allowed students to bring their families to Main Street for food and crafts.

“All the artwork we’ve seen has been amazing and I love having the family down here for the festival,” said Ella Carden, an MSU student.

The goal of this festival was to let all locals, students and visitors alike to have fun while also supporting the community and giving local artists the opportunity to promote their work.

The Rowan County Arts Center will host another Arts and Crafts Festival next year on Saturday, September 16, 2023.