Awesome Autumn Adventures in Marion County

musicians playing instruments outside

Autumn brings a new season and plenty of new entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Therefore, whether your passion is food, music or outdoor recreation, there is plenty to keep you busy in September.


man playing flute

West Fork New Music Festival


Favorite fall festivals

Ease into the weekend September 8 – 9 with Sagebrush Round-Up’s Fall Festival. The family-friendly venue in Fairmont will have delicious country cuisine and a talented lineup.

Sloppy, gloopy, and downright entertaining — it’s the Fall Truck Mud Bog! On September 9th, head to the Paw Paw Fairgrounds in Rivesville for splashy good times.

September 8 – 9, the West Fork New Music Festival comes to Fairmont State University with fantastic performers and instruments in tow. Free concerts by the internationally renowned Great Noise Ensemble!Luckily, it is also a chance to meet — and touch — Steinway and Sons’ marvelous creation: the Model D concert grand piano.


Fall harvest

A new season brings new flavors. Visit the Fairmont Farmers’ Market on Tuesdays for crisp apples, late summer corn, homemade pies, and more!


hearth cooking

Hearth Cooking Demos at Pricketts Fort


What’s cookin’ at Pricketts Fort

The tang of smoke and brisk air: it’s autumn at Fairmont’s fortress. Visit on Wednesdays for hearth cooking, colonial style. As a special bonus, discover soap making on Saturdays (through September), too!

Pricketts Fort will also host their annual Traditional Music Day on September 16th. Enjoy live performances at the amphitheater and impromptu jam sessions in the park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free movies at the Park

Skip the long lines and head outdoors (think drive-in). Palatine Park will show free flicks: “Grease” on September 15 (dress up as a T-Bird or Pink Lady!) and the new “Beauty and the Beast” on September 16.


Seth Burton Disc Golf Complex - Morris Park

Seth Burton Disc Golf Complex – Morris Park


Seth Burton Memorial Disc Golf Tournament

Calling all PDGA members! Try your skills at Morris Park in Fairmont from Sept. 9-10. The Seth Burton Memorial Disc Golf Tournament is just as engaging to watch, too.

Come early for the Disc Golf & Pro Clinic on Friday evening. There will be a collection of disc golf vendors on hand with the latest golf merchandise. Stick around for advice from top touring disc golf professionals with tips on how to improve your game.  There will be a Q&A session as well as time for autographs and selfies with Chris Dickerson and Brad Schick!


bluegrass band

Backroads & BBQ at Hamilton Round Barn


Musical Marion

As if live performances can’t get better, some come with tasty, tangy meals on the side. So pull up a chair in Marion County for Blues & BBQ at Palatine Park. A Blues Brothers tribute band, The Dennis McClung Blues Band, and Bugsy Kline & The Blue Devils will perform from 5-11 p.m. on the 9th.

For something classical, venture over to St. Peter the Fisherman Church in Fairmont for Lawler + Fadoul, a flutist and marimbist. Their repertoire on September 24 will dip into timeless masterpieces and modern compositions alike.

There’s also the hometown favorite, Backroads & BBQ on September 30. Look forward to delicious fare and uplifting, rousing music at the Hamilton Round Barn in Mannington.


Which September event are you most looking forward to? 

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