A Day in the Country

A Day in the Country 2017

MinnieAnimals.jpgFriday, June 2 – Saturday, June 3

Held on the first Saturday of June each year at the Morehead Conference Center, A Day In The Country is Kentucky’s original folk art fair. With dozens of participating artists from across the eastern U.S., A Day in the Country is one of the largest annual gatherings of folk artists in the country. At the event, visitors can purchase artworks directly from artists, and there is no admission fee. The fair was founded by famed Kentucky woodcarver Minnie Adkins more than 20 years ago.



Participating Artists

Minnie Adkins, Steve Armstrong, Bill Barker, Tami Booher, Jason Brandguard, Jo Ann Butts, Rebecca Miller Campbell, Craig Carey, Tom Clark, Brent Collinsworth, Tad DeSanto, Tony Dotson, Barbara Gray, Earl Gray, Sandra Gunder, Larry Hackley, Sandy Hall, Anthony L. Hayes, Joshua Huettig, William Keith, Jo Neace Krause, Jimmy Lewis, Tim Lewis, Ben Mansur, Stephen Marks, Linville Maxwell, Janice Miller, Lonnie & Twyla Money, Robbie Mueller, Jimmy Pennington, Thaddeus Pinkney, Monica Pipia, Wilgus & Darlene Profitt, Guy & Janet Purcell, Bonita Skaggs-Parsons, Willie Rascoe, Guy & Dollie Skaggs, Joyce Skaggs, Elijah Smith, Charles Spellman, Shelley Steck, Tom Steck, Eileen Stockham, Don Stone, Adrain Swain, Lavon Van Williams


Bruce New

The event also features the opening of a major exhibition of works by Bruce New on Friday, June 2 at 5:30-7:30 p.m. and a silent auction of non-Kentucky works recently deaccessed from KFAC’s vast permanent collection. The auction begins at 5 p.m. on Friday and concludes promptly at 1 p.m. Artists represented in the deaccession auction include William Dawson, Purvis Young, Howard Finster, B.F. Perkins, S.L. Jones, Mose Tolliver, Mary T. Smith, and many more. If you cannot attend the event but wish to participate in the auction, please send an email to m.collinswor@moreheadstate.edu.


  • Morehead (Residential Campus)
    150 University Blvd., Morehead, KY 40351
  • MSU at Ashland
    1400 College Dr., Ashland, KY 41101
  • MSU at Mt. Sterling
    3400 Indian Mound Dr., Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
  • MSU at Prestonsburg
    6 Bert Combs Dr., Prestonsburg, KY 41653
  • MSU at West Liberty
    155 University Dr., West Liberty, KY 41472
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