Mark down these 12 MUST-DO West Virginia Fall events
West Virginia is the perfect place for a fall getaway. With so much to do in the Mountain State, it can be difficult to decide what you want to do. Lucky for you, we have narrowed it down to 12 things you must-do this fall!
Mark your calendars for this years Culturefest! This world music & arts festival takes place atop the beautiful Pipestem Resort State Park. From Sept. 6-9, immerse yourself with the best creative arts southern West Virginia has to offer. If a three-day festival isn’t for you, take a day to explore all the wonderful activities Bluestone State Park has to offer. Want to extend your trip? Stop by the New River Gateway CVB to learn more about what Summers County has to offer!
28th Anniversary WV Black Heritage Festival
Taking place Sept. 7-9 during the annual remembrance of the Emancipation Proclamation, this Bridgeport festival is filled with food, games, entertainment and cultural events. For more information about the area, make sure to visit the Bridgeport CVB. Want to host an event of your own in the area? Check out Bridgeport Conference Center, which is home to accommodations for groups of any size!
Cass Scenic Bald Knob Trip
With trips running all through September, this train ride on the Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad will not disappoint! Lasting a little over four hours, you will have to opportunity to experience some of the best almost heaven views during your ride.
WVU vs. Youngstown State
Throw on your best Mountaineer gear and head over to Milan Puskar Stadium on Sept. 8, for a WVU home game! Before the 6 p.m. kick off, spend the day exploring Coopers Rock and checking out the famous Almost Heaven views. For more information about what Morgantown has to offer, make sure to stop by the Morgantown CVB.
Ride ATVs on the Hatfield-McCoy Trails
With 8 trails to choose from, the Hatfield-McCoy Trails allows you to choose where you start your adventure! During your ride, make sure to stop by Logan CVB and Mercer CVB to learn more about what the region has to offer.
Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic
Head on down to the The Greenbrier Sept. 14-16 to watch the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, along with Kevin Anderson, Marcos Baghdatis, Carlos Moya, and Marat Safin hit the court for the 7th annual Champions Tennis Classic. After the matches, be sure to check out the quaint town of Lewisburg, home to many shops and restaurants. Make sure to stop by Greenbrier CVB for more information about the Greenbrier Valley.
36th Annual Lumberjackin’ Bluegrassin’ Jamboree
This family-oriented event taking place at the Twin Falls Resort on Sept.21-23 features a lumberjack competition, music, hayrides, and a variety of local arts and crafts. During your visit, make sure to stop by Visit Southern CVB for more information about the area!
Weekend in the Potomac Highlands
Start off your weekend by lacing up your hiking boots and hitting the trails! After your hike through Dolly Sods, stop by the Grant County CVB to discover what other activities Grant County has to offer. Finish your weekend right by exploring the Civil War sites and Battlefields nestled within Hardy County. Make sure to stop by Hardy County CVB for more information about the area.
Fall Farm Fun Days at Orr’s Farm Market
Head to Martinsburg for the perfect family fall activity! Taking place Sept. 22, Fall Farm Fun Days offers live local bluegrass, delicious food, hayrides to their pumpkin patch, and more. For more information about the area, be sure to visit Martinsburg CVB.
Kids are back in school, but Summersville is always in season! Round up the family to explore the states largest lake! For more information on activities in the area, be sure to visit Summersville CVB.
Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival
Organized by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, this arts and crafts festival takes place on the rolling countryside of Jefferson County. Taking place Sept. 28-30, enjoy a weekend filled with bluegrass music, wine from local vineyards, and the best art the region has to offer. For more information about the area, make sure to stop by the Jefferson County CVB so that you can discover it all.
Explore Berkley Springs
September is the best time to visit the eastern panhandle! Start your visit by exploring the beautiful Cacapon State Park. After your park adventure, take a dip in Berkley Springs historic spa. For more information about the area, visit Travel Berkley Springs.
This post was last updated on March 17, 2022