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W.Va. Marble Festival to Move to Paden City in 2016


The West Virginia Marble Festival is moving to the home of the state’s last remaining marble factory.

The annual festival has been held in Cairo for 20 years. Media outlets report that the festival will move to Paden City, home of Marble King, in 2016.


Festival coordinator Millie Coty says Cairo formerly was the home of three marble factories. She says the festival began as a way to meet and talk to workers from those factories.

Coty says organizers believe the time has come to move the festival to Paden City.

Paden City Mayor John Hopkins says he looks forward to working with the festival. He says it will showcase not only Marble King, but also the history of the community’s glassmaking and pottery.