The 37th Vandalia Gathering has changed a bit this year because of West Virginia's sesquicentennial.
The traditional three-day event has been shortened to two days, with events focused at the state Culture Center. When the state celebrates its birthday in June, the Vandalia Gathering will again be featured.
This weekend, food vendors will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
The schedule follows:
* 7 p.m. - Awards presentation for quilt and wall-hanging winners and the Vandalia Award, state theater. The Vandalia Award, the state's highest folklife honor, goes to Gerald Milnes of Elkins, a folklorist, filmmaker, author and musician who served as the longtime folk art coordinator for the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College.
Following the ceremony, a concert will include the West Virginia All-Star Bluegrass Band, John Lilly, Born Old, The Appalachian Country Cloggers and Juanita Fireball and the Continental Drifters.