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Almost Heaven After Dark

As the glowing autumn moon shines down on West Virginia, the state comes alive with activities—both spooky and mystical alike.

48th Annual Burlington Apple Harvest Festival

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Fall for kids and families in Almost Heaven

With leaves falling and pumpkins patches all around, fall is the perfect time for families to make memories in Almost

Experience the Best of Autumn in Almost Heaven

Pumpkin patches. Warm fuzzy sweaters. Autumn views. Its fall in Almost Heaven and favorite fall adventures and beautiful fall views

Fill your Glass with Almost Heaven Cider

Fall is cider season. Whether you prefer yours hot or cold – or an adult version – a cup of

5 October Events to Look Forward to Every Year

Fall is a special time in Almost Heaven and celebrated accordingly. Experience the best of October at these events. 1.

There’s One Day A Year You Can Jump From the New River Gorge Bridge

Oct. 19  |  New River Gorge Bridge Thousands of people will gather Saturday, Oct. 19 on the New River Gorge

Mark down these fall events in Almost Heaven

Fall is a great time of year to get out and explore all the local events, fairs and festivals in

Find Fall Flavors in Almost Heaven

Fall in West Virginia means pumpkins, apple butter, cider, farmers’ markets and farm-to-table dinners. The season brings fall harvest festivals

Plan Your Almost Heaven Fall To-Do List

Believe it or not, fall is right around the corner. The mountains of West Virginia will soon be changing color,

Who is the Mysterious Mothman?

“Couples See Man-Sized Bird … Creature … Something.” This was the headline on the front page of the November 16,

Did you know about West Virginia’s deep Italian heritage?

The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival is one of the largest and most widely known annual events in the state.

Fall 101 in West Virginia

Fall in the Mountain State is a magical time of year. Leaf peeping, apple cider, pumpkin carving, corn mazes, bonfires,

West Virginia’s capital city turns into a work of art during this festival

This fall is the perfect opportunity to visit and explore Charleston, the Mountain State’s capital city. During this time, one

FESTIVAL EXPLORER: 8 Ways to Experience a Wild and WonderFall Season in Greater Morgantown

Susan Riddle and the GMCVB team, Festival Explorers It’s that time of year again when family, friends and visitors journey

4 Farm Activities that are Perfect for Fall in West Virginia

Fall is a magical time in the Mountain State. As the leaves begin to change and the air becomes crisp,

The world’s tastiest apple was born right here in West Virginia

Every third weekend in September a special festival is held in the Mountain State, the Clay County Golden Delicious Festival.

FESTIVAL EXPLORER: FestivALL Fall Events Highlight the Best of West Virginia

Mallory Richards, Festival Explorer FestivALL Fall brings the essence of autumn to life throughout the rolling hills and valley of

These Are The Best Pancakes in West Virginia

A stack of big, fluffy pancakes is the perfect way to start your morning. But here in the Mountain State,

This Fall Festival Has Been A Tradition For 77 Years!

Fall is right around the corner, and what better way to kick off the most magical season in the Mountain

Fill Your Heart with Fall: Fests for the Season

This fall immerse yourself in all things West Virginia by attending some of the states most exciting and unique festivals.

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

BYOB- Bring your own banjo to these down-home mountain music fests

What’s more fun than a jam session beneath the trees? Grab your instrument of choice and get to pickin’ at

Laugh, cry, and be awed at these 5 WV film festivals

  If you think film festivals are just for watching stuffy foreign art pieces in far-off places like Cannes or

5 really (really) unconventional WV activities

So you think you’ve tried everything the Mountain State has to offer? Check out these unconventional activities that are uniquely

7 fun ways to dig into your Appalachian roots

“Mountain folk” have their own way of doing things. Old-time Appalachian practices are still alive and well in the hills

Spoons and other weird Appalachian instruments (and where to hear them)

That weird sound you hear in your favorite Appalachian tune? It’s probably weirder than you think! Appalachian music— which includes

How much of your state have you really explored? WV checklist

How well do you know West Virginia? Here’s your ultimate checklist! 1. Head to Philippi to see the state’s oldest

Wild days ‘n wild nights: your guide to New River Gorge adventure & nightlife

The New River Gorge in West Virginia is the East’s outdoor adventure central, but the excitement doesn’t stop when the

3,000 glittering pumpkins, 1 lawn

Imagine literally thousands of hand-carved pumpkins glittering at you from 1 Victorian home— and not just flickering, but choreographed and

The rail ride of a lifetime

There are a lot of ways to experience the 1000-foot deep New River Gorge. Glance from side to side as

Explore this historic island mansion, lit only by candles

Off the banks of the Ohio River in Parkersburg, a majestic neoclassical mansion raises from the river, surrounded by flowers

Inside look: the most historic event in the most elite extreme sport

Watch 100s of parachuters launch from the 876-foot-tall New River Gorge Bridge during the Bridge Day BASE jumping festival. The

5 can’t-miss fall fun for the kids

After a sizzling hot summer, there’s nothing more refreshing than the coolness of a wild and wonderful autumn. Around every

All the best mountain fall fests

  BASE jumping, apple butter, lumberjackin’— it’s fall festival time in West Virginia. Here are some our best mountain fests:

Apple-icious-est autumn: hand-churned apple butter, apple pie & so much cider

Remember the days of running around barefoot— the cool grass squishing between your toes and the crunch of an apple

Meet the Mothman

It’s been more than 50 years since residents of Point Pleasant woke up to these words stretched across the front

This palace colors the mountains in a stunning celebration

Picture yourself carefree, dancing about surrounded by a rainbow cloud of colors at “America’s Taj Mahal.” Sounds great, right? Known

2 festivals, 1 weekend: get the best of both

  Gauley River National Recreation Area is THE place to be in the fall! Especially the 1 weekend 2 festivals

5 WV adventure festivals not to miss

If you crave beautifully wild terrain, adventure sports, live music and like-minded people, go ahead and put in for a

Your guide to the New River Gorge SUP Race

Grab a board and hit the waves— in a land-locked state. West Virginia’s lakes and rapids are perfect for the

6 wildest WV fair traditions

You haven’t seen wild till you’ve been to a fair in the Wild, Wonderful West Virginia. Our old-fashioned fairs in

Unique, home-grown finds from WV’s farmers markets

Stop in any farmers market in West Virginia, and you’ll find a beautiful variety of fresh fruits, vegetables and other

How would you have fared on the wild frontier?

Every so often, whether you’re camping out in the woods, suddenly without cell reception, or even if there’s a cable

Your inner foodie will flip for these 9 dine-around events

Attention foodies: the Mountain State is full of flavor, and ready for you to take a bite! These festivals, cook-offs

Best of October in WV

In fall, West Virginia’s forests and trees alight into a fiery red, yellow and orange palette. What better time to

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Harvest in the hills: Celebrating WV’s fall foods

The rains and heat of summer have done their work, and the fruits and vegetables are at their peak of

These 7 near-forgotten modes of transportation will whisk you away on a wondrous journey

While many old rail lines in West Virginia have been re-purposed into rail trails, a few of the vintage cars

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