Scaled-back Vandalia Gathering set in state
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia will celebrate its heritage this weekend during the Vandalia Gathering at the state Capitol Complex.
This year's festival featuring traditional music, food and a quilting competition will be held Friday night and Saturday. It's being scaled back from the traditional three-day gathering to focus more attention on the state's 150th birthday celebration.
Music contests on Saturday include lap dulcimer, old-time banjo and fiddle, bluegrass banjo, mandolin and flat-pick guitar. The contests are only open to West Virginia residents.
The Vandalia Gathering also will be featured on June 22 during the sesquicentennial celebration at the Capitol.