Autumn Events in Almost Heaven

Fall in West Virginia is truly Almost Heaven. From scenic landscapes and fresh produce to local artisans and live music, there are countless events in which you can celebrate the beauty of the Mountain State. Read on for a few exciting events you should add to your list this year.

The Festivities Begin in September

Vintage Raceboat Regatta

September 2-4, 2022

Visit Wheeling’s Heritage Port to watch race boats run on the river at speeds between 60 and 140 mph during the Vintage Raceboat Regatta! Learn about how these boats were first built during the 1920s, take part in driver autograph sessions and listen to live music – a great way to spend your Labor Day weekend!

West Virginia Sunflower Festival

September 3, 2022

Sunset Berry Farm, located in Alderson, is famously known for its sweet strawberries but is now the new home of a 2-acre sunflower field. Come capture your own beautiful photos amongst the sunflowers and take part in a family day of fun with various food vendors, scavenger hunts and more!

Gritt’s Fun Farm

September 17 – October 30, 2022

If fall family fun is on your mind, Gritt’s Fun Farm is the perfect place for you this season. Complete with a pumpkin patch, hay rides and a corn maze this Putnam County destination is the perfect way to get in the festive mood. Top off your day of fun with delicious snacks and treats on the farm.

Cranberry Shindig

September 25, 2022

This Richwood event has been celebrating all things Appalachian for 35 years! Some of the favorite offerings include apple cider, maple syrup, jellies, fudge and other delicacies. Traditional artisans have items for sale and give live demonstrations of their trades. Live music paired with the backdrop of fall color makes for a perfect way to spend your day.

And Continue into October

National Trailfest

October 6 – 10, 2022

National Trailfest is a premier off-road event for side-by-side, ATV and dirt bike enthusiasts hosted in the town of Gilbert. Held on the famous Hatfield-McCoy trails, experience a jam-packed weekend with direct access to some of the best trails in the world. Complete with prize giveaways, a mud pit, casino night, poker run and more, this event is sure to give every adventurer a thrill.

WV Pumpkin Festival

October 6 – 9, 2022

Pack up the family and head to Milton, WV where a Pumpkin wonderland awaits each year. As you stroll the fairgrounds, live music will fill your ears and larger-than-life pumpkins will be within sight. Be sure to bring your appetite to the WV Pumpkin Festival – where pumpkin ice cream, freshly roasted corn, funnel cakes and more are among the vast food options.

Bridge Day

Bridge Day

October 15, 2022

Held every third Saturday in October, this special event is the largest single-day festival in the state of West Virginia. On this day, thousands of people gather together in Fayetteville to BASE jump from the New River Gorge Bridge as thousands of other people watch in amazement. Stroll the bridge to discover local artisans, participate in the 5K and explore one of America’s “coolest small towns”.

Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival

October 15 – 16, 2022

This Martinsburg festival prides itself in promoting the apple industry for the state of West Virginia with this annual homecoming event. With unique events ranging from apple pie baking and apple photography contests to an apple-themed parade and pageant, there are entertainment options here for everyone. With a day spent here, you’re guaranteed to have your apple fix in every way!

The Pumpkin House & C-K AutumnFest

October 22 – 30, 2022

The small communities of Ceredo and Kenova come alive each year as fall rolls around. Serving as the centerpiece of C-K AutumnFest, The Pumpkin House is a sight like no other. Decorated with over 3,000 carved pumpkins this autumn spectacular has received national attention over the years thanks to its one-of-a-kind stature. C-K AutumnFest is packed with additional activities to enjoy and The Pumpkin House is expected to be fully decorated around October 27th.

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This post was last updated on August 17, 2022