Vendor Fair And Family-Friendly Entertainment Part Of Concord University’s Founders’ Day Festival

For Immediate Release: 
Apr 06 2016

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,         





ATHENS, W.Va. – The Founders’ Day Festival Vendor Fair will be held at Concord University on Saturday, April 23 as part of Founders’ Day Festival events. The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in both indoor and outdoor venues winding through “The Campus Beautiful.”

Nearly 50 vendors are registered representing businesses and organizations from arts and crafts to household goods, jewelry and beauty products.

The festival also includes a wide range of family-friendly events such as face painting, photos with Concord’s mascot ROAR and the CU Cheerleaders, a reading circle hosted by the Marsh Library, educational games and a children’s play, “The Frog Prince.” The day will be filled with fun for all ages with a DJ, food and the CU Mountain Lions Spring Football game at noon.

In the event of inclement weather the Vendor Fair will be held in the Carter Center Gymnasium.

Additional vendor space is available and reservations will be accepted through April 15. The cost is $20 per space or $25 per space with electricity. To register for a vendor space online go to:

For more information contact Lora Woolwine at or 304-384-5224.

The Founders’ Day Festival debuts this year as Concord University celebrates 144 Years of Excellence. The festival is being held Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 on Concord’s Athens campus.

For a full schedule of events visit:




Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086

if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.