14 Fabulous Fall Festivities

hearth cooking

Spicy autumn weather, homemade pies and ghosts. Celebrate fall with us!

apple butter

Apple butter at Bunner Ridge Fall Festival


Fall festivities and Halloween fun

You won’t have to wait long for autumn’s cozy, old-time traditions. The Fall Festival at Bunner Ridge on Oct. 1 kicks off the season with apple butter, free hayrides, homemade bread, live music and buckwheat cakes.





Halloween costumes

Tailgate Trick or Treat at Palatine Park


Add a little Halloween spook to your fall festivities. Golf gets ghoulish at Coal Country all month, and Palatine Park will have its family-friendly Tailgate Trick or Treat on Oct. 22. Thrill your imagination with stories of ghosts and spirits at the Shivers, Whispers, and Bumps in the Night Dinner Theater.






Native Americans

Native American Weekend at Pricketts Fort


18th-century amusements

Head to the Colonial days at Pricketts Fort to experience fall like the olden days, with hearth cooking workshops and candle-making demonstrations. During Native American Weekend, catch history in action (with games for the kids!) Pick up unique handcrafted gifts during Christmas in October, too.







Russian musicians

Russian Duo performing at St. Peter the Fisherman



Mountain melodies

Mesmerizing music— with an instrument from the 1800s? Yup! Catch the Russian Duo recreating folk-world modern classics and originals with an old-fashioned balalaika Oct. 2.







dance competition

Marion County Dancing with the Stars



If you prefer country cookin’ with your tunes, try Sagebrush Round-Up’s Bluegrass Saturday. Like some movement with your music? Vote for your favorite couple at Dancing with the Stars on Oct. 15!






Saw Whet Owl

Saw Whet Owl banding at Valley Falls State Park



Getting back to nature

Refresh your spirits outside in the crisp fall air. Palatine Park’s bass fishing tournaments will definitely hook your interest. Or, meet tiny adorable owls at Valley Falls State Park, and marvel as lumberjacks wield axes at the WVU Woodsmen Team Demo.






What’s on your autumn to-do list?

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