Find a West Virginia fall festival to attend in 2021. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2021 has things to do across West Virginia including activities in Charleston, Huntington, Parkersburg, Morgantown and Wheeling. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.
At this point we have checked for 2020 dates on all events. Some websites were still holding off on releasing a date, whereas other websites had not been updated at all for this year.
All events showing 2020 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19. We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!
King Coal Festival - Williamson, WV - Jan 1 to Sep 21, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Mingo County’s oldest and longest running festival has craft and food vendors, music, community block party, parade, and one coal miner is crowned “Mr. King Coal.”
Hancock County Old Time Fair - New Manchester, WV - Jan 1 to Sep 15, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Come enjoy a small, oldtime fair. Meet with local vendors that provide homemade food and handmade products. View the exhibit tent filled with many projects from the local 4-H members and home grown produce, quilts and art work from area residents. The VA 27th Civil War Reenactment Group will be on location as well. Activities include a tractor parade, tractor games, live entertainment, a baked goods contest, barnyard olympics, and much more. Friday admission is a non-perishable food item for the local food bank.
Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival - Wheeling, WV - Jan 1 to Sep 14, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Live entertainment consisting of music, variety shows, fireworks, and more! There will also be food, merchandise, and craft vendors, children’s activities, and most importantly Sternwheel Boats! All the fun is at Heritage Port.
West Virginia Pumpkin Festival - Milton, WV - Jan 1 to Oct 6, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Celebrating autumn and the harvest since 1986. More than 50,000 people attend annually. Parade, 5K run, crafts, craftsmen demonstrations and live music. Held at the WV Pumpkin Park in Milton.
West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival - Clarksburg, WV - Jan 1 to Sep 1, 2019
With some virtual events in 2020, this event will be coming back in 2021. Normally: More than 100,000 attend this cultural heritage event featuring delectable food, music, live entertainment, contests, and exhibits. The downtown streets of Clarksburg will be packed.
Nicholas County Potato Festival - Summersville, WV - Jan 1 to Sep 12, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Annual event honoring the potato with music, food, games and fun. Since 1969.
C-K AutumnFest - Ceredo, WV - Jan 1 to Oct 26, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Scavenger hunt, pumpkin carving contest, bake-off, food, teen and Teen Queen Pageant, plus enjoy how a house with over 3,000 hand carved pumpkins displayed – join some 30,000 visitors to the Pumpkin House, a West Virginia favorite. Since 1978.
Mothman Festival - Point Pleasant, WV - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
Mothman Festival is an annual event held every third weekend in September that commemorates the 1966 Point Pleasant, West Virginia Mothman sighting, which gave birth to the infamous red-eyed winged legend. People from all over the world gather around charming Main Street to celebrate their favorite cryptid during this one of a kind event. Check out live music, snap a selfie with the Mothman Statue, take a private bus tour through the TNT area where the Mothman was spotted, and let the kiddos have some fun too, with face painting, an obstacle course, zip line, and more!
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Music in the Mountains Festival - Marlinton, WV - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2018
The Music in Mountains Festival will showcase and celebrate Appalachian culture and craft. This community-based, family-friendly event will bring together local artisans and musicians to provide an opportunity for the local community and visitors to experience Appalachian craft demonstrations, old time music and dance traditions along with regional food.
Festival of the Rivers - Hinton, WV - Aug 10, 2019
It will be a full day of live music, local artists, vendors, a car show, food and fun! The Campbell-Flannagan-Murrell House Museum on Summers Street has organized the Festival of the Rivers since 2004. This 15th year the Museum is happy to be joining 2nd Saturday’s organization. Festival of the Rivers has been held at the Freight Depot during the Labor Day weekend, but this year it will be held on the 2nd Saturday in August on the grounds behind the Memorial Building, along 2nd Avenue and down into town. Live music will begin at 12:30 PM and continue until 9:00PM. The headliner band (to be announced) will begin at 7:00 PM. Blues, Grass-roots, and traditional musicians show the world the influence of Appalachian music.
Downtown Streetfest - Charleston, WV - Aug 10, 2019
Enjoy a block party with your friends and family and enjoy live music, food and drinks, children’s activities, pop-up shops and more.
Watoga Art in the Park - Marlinton, WV - Aug 31 to Sep 1, 2019
Watoga State Park plays host to art, music, food, hikes, yoga, and more!
Valley Fusion Festival - Capon Bridge, WV - Sep 5 to Sep 8, 2019
New art, music by local and nationally touring bands, plus a live art gallery, fire spinning, and flow art, plus kid-friendly activities, food & drink, and vendors. Held at Buffalo Gap Retreat.
Happy Retreat Craft Beer and Music Festival - Charles Town, WV - Sep 7, 2019
The fourth annual Happy Retreat Craft Beer and Music Festival is held on the historic grounds of Happy Retreat, former home of Charles Town founder Charles Washington, brother of George Washington, and designated as a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The event will feature music all day from touring bands as well as samples from multiple brewers of the best craft beer available in the State of West Virginia,
Fermentation Festival - Hillsboro, WV - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
Held at Yew Mountain Center. Eat, attend workshops, and enjoy music! The morning kicks off with a guided hike on foraging, then cheese making demonstraition. Learn about dyeing and cider, then kombucha before a Korean feast. Select activities have fees, but you can select which ones you would like to participate in.
Harvest Moon Arts and Crafts Festival - Parkersburg, WV - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
Celebrating 50+ years of live music, artists, demonstrations, exhibits, live entertainment, food, crafts, apple butter and kids inflatable. Held at City Park.
Fall Festival on the Avenue - Moundsville, WV - Sep 21, 2019
Come on down to Jefferson Ave for a festival for the whole family! Live entertainment, great food, handmade crafts, face painting, children’s pony rides, horse pulled wagon rides and more!
Camp Creek State Park and Forest Fall Festival and Pig Roast - Camp Creek, WV - Sep 21, 2019
Enjoy the fall colors of Camp Creek State Park while taking in live music, pig roast, apple butter, corn meal making, Appalachian crafts and displays, and more!
Grape Stomp Wine Festival - Summersville, WV - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
Two days of wine and bourbon tastings, food and craft vendors, grape stomping, grape eating contests, Happy Little Photo bus, covered wagon rides, dancing, live music and more.
Greek Festival - Huntington, WV - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019
Enjoy a taste of Greece in Huntington with St. George Greek Orthodox Church, plus music and dancing.
Leaf Peepers Festival - Davis, WV - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019
Enjoy the beautiful colors of fall in the high mountains of Tucker County. Always the last full weekend of September.
Morgantown Brewing Oktoberfest - Morgantown, WV - Sep 28, 2019
Dust off your lederhosen and press your dirndls! Oktoberfest half liter boots for sale, plus a special German menu, games and prizes for all ages, live music and more! Happening rain or shine!
Bluefield Oktoberfest in the Park - Bluefield, WV - Sep 28, 2019
Unlimited samples of craft beer and cider, food trucks, live music from Space Monkey and The Sauerkraut Band.
Hops on the Mon - Morgantown, WV - Sep 28, 2019
The organizers are taking High Street in the heart of historic downtown Morgantown and turning it into a mecca of beer greatness where you can savor the highest quality and most distinctive local, American, and European craft beer.Theres food, music and more. Have a bite and cast your vote for the winner of the Perfect Pierogi & Dumpling Showdown featuring Morgantowns best restaurants. Listen to some cool tunes or try your luck at the festival arcade
OktoberWest Charleston - Charleston, WV - Sep 28, 2019
West Virginia’s largest traditional German Octoberfest and among the largest craft beer festivals in the state. After a record-setting attendance of 2,200 in 2018, another exciting year is expected with more local West Side businesses participating this year. Sample over 100 craft brews, and several limited Octoberfest and German varieties, and listen to three incredible bands at this year’s festival. Stein holding, keg rolling, and best traditional dress contests will return! It’s all about the craft brews, local foods, and live music!
Salem Apple Butter Festival - Salem, WV - Oct 3 to Oct 6, 2019
Annual event for 30+ years with old fashioned apple butter and family oriented activities.
Oktoberfest Pipestem - Pipestem, WV - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
This is their 4th Oktoberfest and every year it gets bigger and bigger. With local craft beer and a little addition this year – a Bourbon tasting for those with a different taste palate, and a full bar if bourbon or beer aren’t your favorites.
West Virginia Black Walnut Festival - Spencer, WV - Oct 10 to Oct 13, 2019
Activities include a flea market, flower show, food court, car show, band competition, grand parade, live music, and livestock show. Held throughout downtown Spencer.
Buffalo Oktoberfest - Buffalo, WV - Oct 19, 2019
Terra Cafe Oktoberfest - Morgantown, WV - Oct 26, 2019
Featuring cuisine by Sargasso’s own Austrian Chef Thomas Metzler, live music performance, entertainment and all the beer in boots you can handle. Ticket includes admission to event, unlimited access to food buffet, and entertainment. Seating is first come, first served. Reserved seating can be secured by purchasing a VIP ticket
Elizabethtown Festival - Moundsville, WV - Dec 6 to Dec 7, 2019
The Moundsville Center plays host to the Elizabethtown Festival to celebrate the traditions and customs of the past with bread-making, quilt displays, weaving, and many craft items. There will be demonstrations of historic trades, food and musical entertainment, cooking and baking contests, and more to provide fun for the whole family, with free admission!
Summer Brew & Wine Fest - Beverly, WV - Aug 22, 2020
Finish out the summer with local craft beer, West Virginia wine, and live music, with delicious food from the Beverly Bistro
Summersville Lake Lighthouse Festival and Car Show - Mt Nebo, WV - Aug 22, 2020
Artisans and crafters from across the state will be showing off their skills, and there will be live Appalachian music, great food, entertainment, raffles, and a Classic Car Show. The Humane Society and local Animal Shelter will have kittens and puppies available for adoption, and there will be archery games and lighthouse tours available as well, as well as a number of activities for children like face painting and balloon animals. So much more fun can be had, so head on over!
Oak Leaf Festival - Oak Hill, WV - Sep 3 to Sep 6, 2020
A celebration of fall with vendors, crafts, live entertainment, kids activities and more
Jackson’s Mill Jubilee - Weston, WV - Sep 4 to Sep 6, 2020
A celebration of Appalachian heritage, bluegrass music, Native American dancing, arts and crafts, and more.
Jane Lew Firemen’s Arts & Crafts Festival - Jane Lew, WV - Sep 4 to Sep 6, 2020
Over 200 contempororary and heritage crafters using a variety of media, as well as food vendors
Labor Day Celebration - Snowshoe, WV - Sep 4, 2020
Celebrate the beginning of fall at Snowshoe
Arts & Crafts Mound Festival - South Charleston, WV - Sep 5, 2020
Browse and buy arts and crafts from local talents.
Culturefest - Pipestem, WV - Sep 10 to Sep 13, 2020
An annual event held at the Appalachian South Folklore Center in Pipestem. It features world music, dance, art, workshops, kids’ village, camping, parade and more.
WV Black Heritage Festival - Clarksburg, WV - Sep 11 to Sep 13, 2020
A celebration of black heritage that takes place annually during the remembrance of the Emancipation Proclamation. Great food, games, entertainment and cultural events are available at Jackson Square in Downtown Clarksburg all weekend. Since 1990.
Freshwater Folk Festival - White Sulphur Springs, WV - Sep 12, 2020
The Freshwater Folk Festival is a full day of splendid music, tasty food, local crafts and fun hands-on educational activities built around the Festival mission which — to promote understanding, appreciation and conservation of freshwater resources and to celebrate the local natural history and culture of White Sulphur Springs and Greenbrier County.
Festival of Colors - Moundsville, WV - Sep 12, 2020
Food, music, yoga, throw color and dance! Truly a cultural experience for the whole family
Harvest Day - Cass, WV - Sep 12, 2020
Celebrate all things Appalachia at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park with local artists, blacksmiths, apple cider and apple butter making, live bluegrass and dulcimer music, book signings, children’s crafts and games, and more.
Craigsville Fall Festival - Craigsville, WV - Sep 14 to Sep 19, 2029
Pet pageant, 50/50, 5k, cornhole tournament, art show, decorated storefronts, and more.
Treasure Mountain Festival - Franklin, WV - Sep 17 to Sep 20, 2020
A variety of activities await you at this year’s Treasure Mountain Festival, including antique cars & trucks, apple butter & cider making, arts & crafts, beard & mustache contest, the Boggs House Museum, children’s games, a book sale and flea market, parade, historical exhibits and costumes, music, pageants, storytelling, food, and more! It’s fun for the whole family, so come on over to downtown Franklin for fun for the whole family!
Clay County Golden Delicious Festival - Clay, WV - Sep 17 to Sep 20, 2020
Celebrate with the apple that is the state fruit of West Virginia. Enjoy Golden Delicious apples, a 5k, skillet flinging competition and other competitions, fireworks, live music, children’s activities and more. Since 1973.
Parkersburg Paddlefest - Parkersburg, WV - Sep 19, 2020
Parkersburg Paddlefest is a fun-filled three-day festival dedicated to people-powered watercraft. Kayaks, Canoes, and Stand-up Paddleboards are welcome to come and participate in this unique event. Point Park, at the confluence of the Ohio and Little Kanawha Rivers, is the setting for the first two day’s activities, including the main day, Saturday. The weekend concludes with a lake excursion on Sunday at North Bend State Park Lake. Coincides with the Downtown Throwdown, a craft and BBQ event.
Autumnfest Parade - Princeton, WV - Sep 19, 2020
The parade will begin at the Capitol grounds and continue south down Sixth Street. At East Avenue A, the parade turns right, traveling west for two blocks to Fourth Street. The parade will then proceed north on Fourth Street, finishing their march at the west Capitol parking lot.
Buckwheat Festival - Kingwood, WV - Sep 24 to Sep 27, 2020
Annual festival features food, carnival, bingo, contests, arts & crafts, live music, and more.
Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival - Kearneysville, WV - Sep 25 to Sep 27, 2020
Fine arts, crafts, bluegrass music, wine and more fun with 200 artisans.
Mountain State Forest Festival - Elkins, WV - Sep 26 to Oct 4, 2020
Celebrate over 80 years of festival fun in WV with over 75,000 visitors each year. It features headline live music concerts, lumberjack competitions, wood exhibits, arts and crafts, carnival rides, and great food choices.
Roadkill Cookoff & Autumn Harvest Festival - Marlington, WV - Sep 26, 2020
Frequently covered by the Food Network, Travel Channel and others. Offers exotic dishes like squirrel gravy over biscuits or teriyaki-marinated bear.
Autumnfest - Princeton, WV - Sep 26, 2020
Celebrate with thousands in downtown Princeton. Great music, crafts, art, kids activities, hundreds of booths, food, a car show, pumpkin painting, pie contests, and more. To make sure you don’t leave empty handed, various groups will make homemade apple butter on the street.
Oglebayfest - Wheeling, WV - Oct 2 to Oct 4, 2020
Parade, artists and gourmet market, fireworks over Schenk Lake, Ohio County Country Fair and West Virginia Pony Pull Championship, 5k and more. An annual event at the Oglebay Resort & Conference Center. Since 1978.
Burlington United Methodist Family Services Apple Harvest Festival - Burlington, WV - Oct 3 to Oct 4, 2020
Kicks off Friday with fireworks. Features include continuous all day live music and entertainment, apple butter making, flea market, arts and crafts show, artisan village, and food court.
West Virginia Wine and Jazz Festival - Morgantown, WV - Oct 3 to Oct 4, 2020
Wine tasting and live music for admission of $20 per person per day (includes wine glass and tasting), held at Camp Muffly.
Hatfield & McCoy Trail Fest - Gilbert, WV - Oct 8 to Oct 12, 2020
One of the premier UTV, ATV and Dirtbike riding events in the country. Poker run, mud pit mud run, costume parade, stunt show, scavenger hunt, fireworks and more. Located at the Larry Joe Harless Community Center.
Apple Butter Festival - Berkeley Springs, WV - Oct 10 to Oct 11, 2020
Saturday morning parade kicks off a weekend of country food, arts & crafts, games and contests. Spicy apple butter is stirred in giant copper kettles in the square. Since 1974.
Hops & Heat - Charleston, WV - Oct 10, 2020
Hops & Heat, an Appalachian craft beer and chili cookoff event celebrating the close to the Open-Air Bazaar season, will encompass over 80 craft beers from more than 20 Appalachian breweries and crown the Bazaars best chili in a chili cookoff competition between 10+ Bazaar cooks. The Hops & Heat Chili Cookoff (details below) winner will receive an award created by an East End Bazaar artisan.
Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival - Martinsburg, WV - Oct 15 to Oct 18, 2020
Features pie baking contest, grand parade on Saturday, apple displays, art vendors, and more. Good times to be had by all. Revived in 1979.
Bridge Day Festival - Lansing, WV - Oct 17, 2020
Rappelling, skydiving and more into the New River Gorge. More than 80,000 come to watch the BASE jumpers and other events. The bridge sits 800 feet above the gorge below.
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