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Mountaineer Week

The 70th annual Mountaineer Week will be held Friday, October 20th through Sunday, October 29th. Events every day of the week to include the Quilt Show, Family Fun Day, Mon-Valley Model Railroad Display, Craft Fair, Pepperoni Roll Day, Fiddle Contest, Tellabration, Mountaineer Idol, Ghost Tour, Square Dance, Pearl S. Buck Day, Country Vittles Dinner and much more!

Ripley’s “Do You Believe?” Ghost Walk

Take a creepy 1-mile stroll through historic downtown Ripley on the 3rd annual ghost walk. Storyteller Granny Sue and the Jackson County Players theatrical troupe share local legends including the untimely death of the town's namesake, Harry Ripley, and West Virginia's last public hanging in 1897. Walks begin at the Jackson County Courthouse at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22.

Scareview Grave Schoul

The School was built in the 1920's and served as a local grade school up until the late 1990's. There have been multiple sightings, noises and one-on-one encounters. There have been a couple of local paranormal teams to investigate. This year we are having a medium from Massachusettes and a national paranormal team come in for more investigating. The school now serves the community as one of the scariest hauntes houses in the state. This is one of the nation's largest non-profit haunts, ranked in the top 40 in 2015. Non perishable food donations are accepted for $2.00 off the $10.00 ticket price. Our facility is the old Fairview Grade School, which gives us 25000 square foot of scary fun. We have something for everyone, young or old, big or small. We won't keep the lights on for you. Concessions and facilities on sight. Check our review out at TheScareFactor.com Hours: Open Friday and Saturday starting in mid-September and running through October. The school is also open for appointments and small groups on a daily basis if needed.

Penitentiary Photography Tour

$100/person Photography License Agreement available Introducing West Virginia Penitentiary’s Photography Tour! This is not a guided tour, you will be roaming at your own pace and leisure after a brief walk-through. The gate will be opened approximately 15 minutes prior to the tour time for check-in. Each photographer is responsible for their own equipment, and is required to sign a waiver/agreement upon check-in. June, July, and August you will be sharing the facility with tour groups. We ask that you refrain from blocking doors and pathways, and keep the floor clear of equipment that may cause a hazard to guests. During your photography tour, you will be allowed access to areas that are not accessible to the public on a regular basis. The areas that are available during a photography tour are as follows: (a map is available upon request) The Sugar Shack The Boiler Room The Infirmary The Psych Ward North and South recreation yards North Hall and New Wall (cell blocks) Visitation Kitchen and Cafeteria You do not have to be a professional photographer to take advantage of this opportunity. We welcome professionals, amateurs, artists, and everyone in between! You may bring drinks and snacks, NO ALCOHOL. Please pick up and dispose of your mess. There is no heat or air conditioning throughout our facility. The building will be extremely HOT in the summer and extremely COLD in the winter. Please dress according to the weather! We will NOT postpone due to rain, this is a rain-or-shine event. Tickets are Non-Refundable and MUST be purchased online. Online ticket sales end at 9:00pm EST the evening before a scheduled photography tour to notify staff to be on hand. *We offer a Group Rate for schools and students. *Special pricing for filming Please call 304-845-6200 for Pricing and Details.