Fall West Virginia Festivals in 2017

Find a West Virginia fall festival to attend in 2017. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2017 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.

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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.

Roadkill Cookoff & Autumn Harvest Festival - Marlington, WV - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2016
Frequently covered by the Food Network, Travel Channel and other is this exciting annual event.  Offers exotic dishes like squirrel gravy over biscuits or teriyaki-marinated bear.

Mannington Oktoberfest - Mannington, WV - Oct 1, 2016

Bramwell Oktoberfest - Bramwell, WV - Oct 8, 2016

West Virginia Public Theatre’s Oktoberfest - Morgantown, WV - Oct 8, 2016

Terra Cafe Oktoberfest - Morgantown, WV - Oct 15, 2016

Summer Brew & Wine Fest - Beverly, WV - Aug 26, 2017
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 26, 2017
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 - Lake Nebo, WV - Aug 26, 2017
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 - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2017
A celebration of Appalachian heritage, bluegrass music, Native American dancing and more.

West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival - Clarksburg, WV - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2017
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. Held for 35+ years.

Jane Lew Firemen’s Arts & Crafts Festival - Jane Lew, WV - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2017
Over 200 contempororary and heritage crafters using a variety of media, as well as food vendors

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

FreeFall Festival - Snowshoe, WV - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2017
Free concerts, demos, brewfests, games and more send off summer and welcome fall

WV Italian Heritage Festival - Clarksburg, WV - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2017
Free admission to a long-running festival with fantastic food, special children’s area, grand parade, cultural events and more!

Culturefest - Pipestem, WV - Sep 7 to Sep 10, 2017
An annual event held at the Appalachian south Folklore Center in Pipestem.  It features world music, dance, art, workshops, camping, parade and after hours cabaret. 

Nicholas County Potato Festival - Summersville, WV - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2017
Annual event honoring the potato with music, food, games and fun for 45+ years.

WV Black Heritage Festival - Clarksburg, WV - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2017
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

Burnsville Harvest Festival - Burnsville, WV - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2017
Live music bands and craft booths, a car/bike show, and more

Freshwater Folk Festival - White Sulphur Springs, WV - Sep 9, 2017
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.

Clay County Golden Delicious Festival - Clay, WV - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2017
Celebrate with the apple that is the state fruit of West Virginia.

Pink Moon Festival - Lindside, WV - Sep 14 to Sep 18, 2017
A music and arts festival at Flint Rock Hollow Farm.

Treasure Mountain Festival - Franklin, WV - Sep 14 to Sep 17, 2017
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 14 to Sep 16, 2017
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

Mountain State Art & Craft Fair - Ripley, WV - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017
West Virginia’s oldest heritage fair and a premier art and craft show.

Hancock County Old Time Fair - New Manchester, WV - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2017
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. Admission fee for Saturday and Sunday is $1.00.

Parkersburg Paddlefest - Parkersburg, WV - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017
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, and the weekend concludes with a lake excursion on Sunday at North Bend State Park Lake.

Music and the Mountains Old Time Festival - Marlinton, WV - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2017
The Music and the Mountains Old Time 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 our 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 16 to Sep 17, 2017
Celebrating 50+ years of live music, artists, demonstrations, exhibits, live entertainment, food, crafts, apple butter and kids inflatable.  Held at City Park, 1920 Park Avenue.

Mothman Festival - Point Pleasant, WV - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
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 our 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!

Festival of Colors - Moundsville, WV - Sep 16, 2017
Food, music, yoga, throw color and dance! Truly a cultural experience for the whole family

Fall Festival on the Avenue - Moundsville, WV - Sep 16, 2017
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 16, 2017
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!

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.

King Coal Festival - Williamson, WV - Sep 16, 2017
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.”

Greek Festival - Huntington, WV - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2017
Enjoy a taste of Greece in Huntington with St. George Greek Orthodox Church.

Leaf Peepers Festival - Davis, WV - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2017

Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival - Shenandoah Junction, WV - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2017
Fine arts, crafts, music, wine and more fun with 200 artisans and bluegrass

West Virginia Wine and Jazz Festival - Morgantown, WV - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2017
Wine tasting and live music for admission of $20 per person per day.

Buckwheat Festival - Kingwood, WV - Sep 28 to Oct 1, 2017
Join the folks in Preston County for their 75th annual event. Featured are food, carnival, arts & crafts, and live music.

Burlington United Methodist Family Services Apple Harvest Festival - Burlington, WV - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2017
Features include continuous all day live music, flea market, arts and crafts show, and food court.

Mountain State Forest Festival - Elkins, WV - Sep 30 to Oct 8, 2017
Celebrate nearly 80 years of festival fun in WV.  It features headline live music concerts, lumberjack competitions, wood exhibits, arts and crafts, carnival rides, and great food choices.

Morgantown Brewing Oktoberfest - Morgantown, WV - Sep 30, 2017

Hatfield & McCoy Trail Fest - Gilbert, WV - Oct 5 to Oct 9, 2017
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.

West Virginia Pumpkin Festival - Milton, WV - Oct 5 to Oct 8, 2017
Celebrating autumn and the harvest since 1986. More than 50,000 people attend annually. Parade, 5K run, crafts, craftsmen demonstrations and live music. Admission is $7 and free for children 5 and under.  Held annually at the WV Pumpkin Park in Milton.

Salem Apple Butter Festival - Salem, WV - Oct 5 to Oct 8, 2017
Annual event for 30+ years with old fashioned apple butter and family oriented activities.

Oglebayfest - Wheeling, WV - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2017
Annual fall festival with parade, fireworks and the Ohio County Country Fair.

Oktoberfest Pipestem - Pipestem, WV - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2017

Oglebayfest - Wheeling, WV - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2017
Parade, fireworks over Schenk Lake, Ohio County Country Fair and West Virginia Pony Pull Championship.  An annual event at the Oglebay Resort & Conference Center.

Apple Butter Festival - Berkeley Springs, WV - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017
Held annually since 1974. 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.

West Virginia Black Walnut Festival - Spencer, WV - Oct 12 to Oct 15, 2017
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 19 to Oct 22, 2017
Features include pie baking contest, grand parade on Saturday, apple displays, and art vendors.  Good times to be had by all.

Bridge Day Festival - Lansing, WV - Oct 21, 2017
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 21, 2017

C-K AutumnFest - Ceredo, WV - Oct 27 to Oct 28, 2017
Scavenger hunt, pumpkin carving contest, bake-off, food and more. Teen and Teen Queen Pageant new for 2015.  Join some 30,000 visitors to the Pumpkin House, a West Virginia favorite.

West Virginia Arts & Crafts Christmas Spectacular - Morgantown, WV - Nov 10 to Nov 12, 2017

September 2015:

Elizabethtown Festival – Moundsville, WV – September 12-13, 2015.  An annual event held at the former West Virginia Penitentiary.  The Elizabethtown festival is an annual old fashioned 1800’s type community festival.  Free admission get the whole family lots of fun and entertainment. Expect to participate in the best apple pie cooking contest or the best cookie making contest.  Kids can join in the pie eating contest.  The festival has farm animals, a kids tractor pull, and various crafts and learning experiences.  Crafts include basket making, woodcarving, candles, jewelry, pottery, and cooking.

Barboursville Fall Fest – Barboursville, WV – September 18-19, 2015

October 2015:

Southern West Virginia Italian Festival – Bluefield – October 3, 2015.   20th annual event held at the Bluefield City Auditorium. Homemade Italian sauce and meatballs, live music and Italian fun.

Find other fun things to do in West Virginia in October:

Oktoberfest in West Virginia
West Virginia Corn Mazes
West Virginia Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in West Virginia
Pumpkin Patches in West Virginia

3 thoughts on “Fall West Virginia Festivals in 2017

  1. Jane says:

    Hello, and good chilly September 1, 2015.

    I don’t see the Beckley, West Virginia listing of their Burlington United Methodist Church Pumpkin Harvest Festival. I see the Milton, WV Apple Harvest Festival.

    I am sure it will be held October 3rd and 4th this year, and it would increase participation if listed here. I have spoken to Sheila at the Beckley office.

    Thanking you for a wonderful page,
    [email protected]

  2. Joyce grimes says:

    We will be in your area Oct 29 thru Nov 7th please inform me of any Festivals, art and crafts food, any events , we will be here for 1 week , Thanks , joyce

  3. Barbara Moon says:

    My husband and I are going to be vacationing the dates of October 17th thru the 22. Would you have a list of different Festival’s going on in your surrounding area’s within 50 miles or so. I would appreciate any help you could provide. We are coming from Florida. Thank you

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