September 30th from 4 PM – 9 PM. All proceeds will go directly back into Charleston’s West Side for programs, public art, and other community and economic revitalization projects. In its tenth year, OktoberWest is West Virginia’s largest traditional German Octoberfest and among the largest craft beer festivals in the state. It’s all about the craft brews, local foods, and live tunes! Ticket Info (On Sale August 1st): General Admission – $35 (Includes six 12 oz. beer tickets and access to the OktoberWest concert series) Nondrinker – $20 (Designated drivers or attendees 13-20. Includes access to the OktoberWest concert series) Children’s Ticket – $10 (Children 12 and under. Includes access to the American Billiards Kids’ Zone and OktoberWest concert series)

Inaugural BB&T Malden Salt Fest

The Inaugural BB&T Malden Salt Fest will be held October 6th to 8th in Malden at J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works. There will be music, food, tours, a parade, dancing, crafts, demonstrations, and more! October 6th: Dinner at J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works for descendants of salt-works owners, workers, and slaves. Tickets will go on sale in September October 7th: The day kicks off at 10:00 a.m. with an old fashioned parade in downtown Malden which will end at J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works. The day will be full of assorted cultural activities such as lectures, films, music and dancing. There will be re-enacting of the salt making of the original settlers, oral history taking and tours. A variety of local foods, craft beer, cider and treats will be available for purchase. Live music into the evening. Free admission. October 8th: A service will be held at the African Zion Church in downtown Malden with gospel singing. The Spring Hill Cemetery will be open for tours of the grounds where the salt maker's and their descendants are buried. More information: