Best of WV Featured at Tamarack Birthday Celebration | State and region
For the past 25 years, Tamarack has showcased the best of West Virginia, from local art and crafts to regional cuisine and craft beers.
It was all on display on Saturday as Tamarack celebrated its 25th anniversary.
The celebration was a full-day indoor-outdoor event featuring live music, artist demonstrations, food trucks, a beer festival and more.
There were also activities for the kids, including The Bubble Wagon, Magician & Balloon Art Will Davis, and Ellens Ice Cream.
Jennifer Farley, Tamarack Marketing Director, said people were able to experience all that Tamarack has to offer in just one day during the anniversary celebration.
“We are proud of what we have accomplished and we want it to continue,” she said. “We want to keep people up to date with what’s going on here for generations to come. “
She added that all 55 counties are represented in Tamarack with artisans.
When Tamarack hosted its inauguration in 1996, Farley said there was nothing like it elsewhere in the country.
“It was originally set up to showcase local artwork, local merchandise and local foods to travelers and locals,” she said. “He was born from visionaries. At the time of its creation, no such thing existed. We are really proud to have succeeded 25 years and we plan to do 25 more, if not 100 years more.
Over the past 25 years, said Farley, Tamarack has hosted over 9 million guests.
Farley said they will donate a portion of proceeds from Saturday’s event to the Women’s Resource Center.
“We believe in giving back to the community,” she said. “The community is what sustains us and the travelers, and we love to create an economic impact for the state.”