The Mountain Fair Showcase

Another aspect of the Cook-Off weekend is the Mountain Fair, which showcases the works of Appalachian artisans and traditional musicians. “The fair pays tribute to the mountain traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation,” Arnold says.

These observations on the cast Iron Cook-Off® are excerpted from New Appalachian Cuisine® The Cast Iron Cook-Off®, an article by Travis Vandal in Wonderful West Virginia, published by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.
Travis Vandal is a seventh-grade English teacher and writer who traveled to all 55 counties in West Virginia in 2008. A photograph book of his travels is in the works.