Find a West Virginia fall festival to attend in 2018. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2018 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.Last Major Update:
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UKV Oktoberfest - Montgomery, WV - Sep 10, 2016
Autumnfest Parade - Princeton, WV - Sep 17, 2016
Bavarian Inn Oktoberfest - Shepherdstown, WV - Sep 18, 2016
From noon to 6 PM, there will be German food, beer and more at this 30 year old festival. Kids activities, arts and crafts as well.
Mannington Oktoberfest - Mannington, WV - Oct 1, 2016
Bramwell Oktoberfest - Bramwell, WV - Oct 8, 2016
Festival of Colors - Moundsville, WV - Jan 1, 2017
break for 2018. Food, music, yoga, throw color and dance! Truly a cultural experience for the whole family
Oak Leaf Festival - Oak Hill, WV - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2017
A celebration of fall with vendors, crafts, live entertainment, kids activities and more
Pink Moon Festival - Lindside, WV - Sep 14 to Sep 18, 2017
A music and arts festival at Flint Rock Hollow Farm.
WV Fit Expo - Charleston, WV - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
Discover new health and wellness products and services, supplements, healthy food services, equipment, apparel, witness life fitness competitions and much more.
Summer Brew & Wine Fest - Beverly, WV - Aug 18, 2018
Finish out the summer with local craft beer, West Virginia wine, and live music, with delicious food from the Beverly Bistro
Downtown Streetfest - Charleston, WV - Aug 18, 2018
Enjoy a block party with your friends and family and enjoy live music, food and drinks, children’s activities, pop-up shops and more.
Summersville Lake Lighthouse Festival and Car Show - Mt Nebo, WV - Aug 25, 2018
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!
Jackson’s Mill Jubilee - Weston, WV - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2018
A celebration of Appalachian heritage, bluegrass music, Native American dancing, arts and crafts, and more.
West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival - Clarksburg, WV - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2018
40th annual. 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.
Jane Lew Firemen’s Arts & Crafts Festival - Jane Lew, WV - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2018
Over 200 contempororary and heritage crafters using a variety of media, as well as food vendors
WV Italian Heritage Festival - Clarksburg, WV - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2018
40th annual. Free admission to a long-running festival with fantastic food, special children’s area, grand parade, cultural events and more!
FreeFall Festival - Snowshoe, WV - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2018
Free concerts, demos, brewfests, games and more send off summer and welcome fall
Festival of the Rivers - Hinton, WV - Sep 1, 2018
Blues, Grass-roots, and traditional musicians show the world the influence of Appalachian music.
Watoga Art in the Park - Marlinton, WV - Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2018
Watoga State Park plays host to art, music, food, hikes, yoga, and more!
Culturefest - Pipestem, WV - Sep 6 to Sep 9, 2018
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.
Nicholas County Potato Festival - Summersville, WV - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2018
Annual event honoring the potato with music, food, games and fun for 45+ years.
WV Black Heritage Festival - Clarksburg, WV - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
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.
Valley Fusion Festival - Capon Bridge, WV - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
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.
Freshwater Folk Festival - White Sulphur Springs, WV - Sep 8, 2018
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.
Arts & Crafts Mound Festival - South Charleston, WV - Sep 8, 2018
Browse and buy arts and crafts from local talents.
Fermentation Festival - Hillsboro, WV - Sep 8, 2018
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 particpate in.
Craigsville Fall Festival - Craigsville, WV - Sep 10 to Sep 16, 2018
Pet pageant, 50/50, 5k, cornhole tournament, art show, decorated storefronts, and more.
Clay County Golden Delicious Festival - Clay, WV - Sep 13 to Sep 16, 2018
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.
Treasure Mountain Festival - Franklin, WV - Sep 13 to Sep 16, 2018
50th annual. 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!
Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival - Wheeling, WV - Sep 13 to Sep 15, 2018
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.
Burnsville Harvest Festival - Burnsville, WV - Sep 14, 2018
Live music bands and craft booths, a car/bike show, and more
Mothman Festival - Point Pleasant, WV - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2018
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!
Hancock County Old Time Fair - New Manchester, WV - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2018
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.
Parkersburg Paddlefest - Parkersburg, WV - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2018
5th annual. 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.
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.
Harvest Moon Arts & Crafts Festival - Parkersburg, WV - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
Celebrating 50+ years of live music, artists, demonstrations, exhibits, live entertainment, food, crafts, apple butter and kids inflatable. Held at City Park.
West Virginia Wine and Jazz Festival - Morgantown, WV - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
Wine tasting and live music for admission of $20 per person per day (includes wine glass and tasting), held at Camp Muffly.
Fall Festival on the Avenue - Moundsville, WV - Sep 15, 2018
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!
Elizabethtown Festival - Moundsville, WV - Sep 15, 2018
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!
King Coal Festival - Williamson, WV - Sep 15, 2018
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.”
Grape Stomp Wine Festival - Summersville, WV - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
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.
Camp Creek State Park and Forest Fall Festival and Pig Roast - Camp Creek, WV - Sep 15, 2018
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!
Harvest Day - Cass, WV - Sep 15, 2018
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.
Buckwheat Festival - Kingwood, WV - Sep 25 to Sep 30, 2018
77th annual festival features food, carnival, bingo, contests, arts & crafts, live music, and more.
Greek Festival - Huntington, WV - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2018
Enjoy a taste of Greece in Huntington with St. George Greek Orthodox Church, plus music and dancing.
Leaf Peepers Festival - Davis, WV - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2018
Enjoy the beautiful colors of fall in the high mountains of Tucker County. Always the last full weekend of September.
Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival - Kearneysville, WV - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2018
Fine arts, crafts, bluegrass music, wine and more fun with 200 artisans.
Autumnfest - Princeton, WV - Sep 29, 2018
Celebrate with thousands in downtown Princeton. Great music, crafts, art, kids activities, and hundreds of booths.
Mountain State Forest Festival - Elkins, WV - Sep 29 to Oct 7, 2018
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 29, 2018
Frequently covered by the Food Network, Travel Channel and others. Offers exotic dishes like squirrel gravy over biscuits or teriyaki-marinated bear.
Terra Cafe Oktoberfest - Morgantown, WV - Sep 29, 2018
Morgantown Brewing Oktoberfest - Morgantown, WV - Sep 29, 2018
Hatfield & McCoy Trail Fest - Gilbert, WV - Oct 4 to Oct 8, 2018
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.
Salem Apple Butter Festival - Salem, WV - Oct 4 to Oct 7, 2018
Annual event for 30+ years with old fashioned apple butter and family oriented activities.
West Virginia Pumpkin Festival - Milton, WV - Oct 4 to Oct 7, 2018
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.
Oglebayfest - Wheeling, WV - Oct 5 to Oct 7, 2018
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 Resor & Conference Center. Since 1978.
Oglebayfest - Wheeling, WV - Oct 5 to Oct 7, 2018
Annual fall festival with parade, fireworks and the Ohio County Country Fair.
Apple Butter Festival - Berkeley Springs, WV - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
Saturday morning parade kicks off a weekend of country food, arts & crafts, games & contests. Spicy apple butter is stirred in giant copper kettles in the square. Since 1974.
Burlington United Methodist Family Services Apple Harvest Festival - Burlington, WV - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
Features include continuous all day live music and entertainment, flea market, arts and crafts show, artisan village, and food court.
Oktoberfest Pipestem - Pipestem, WV - Oct 6, 2018
West Virginia Black Walnut Festival - Spencer, WV - Oct 11 to Oct 14, 2018
Activities include a flea market, flower show, food court, car show, band competition, grand parade, live music, and livestock show. Held throughout downtown Spencer.
Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival - Martinsburg, WV - Oct 18 to Oct 21, 2018
Features pie baking contest, grand parade on Saturday, apple displays, art vendors, and more. Good times to be had by all.
Bridge Day Festival - Lansing, WV - Oct 20, 2018
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.
Buffalo Oktoberfest - Buffalo, WV - Oct 20, 2018
C-K AutumnFest - Ceredo, WV - Oct 26 to Oct 27, 2018
Scavenger hunt, pumpkin carving contest, bake-off, food, teen and Teen Queen Pageant new for 2015. 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.
West Virginia Arts & Crafts Christmas Spectacular - Morgantown, WV - Nov 2 to Nov 4, 2018
Shop from arts & crafts vendors, must in time for the holidays, plus get your photo taken with Mr and Mrs Claus, get the kids’ face painted by clowns, and more! Free parking.
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