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  • Writer's pictureLindsey Berardi

Fantastically Fall in Southern WV

Updated: Sep 22, 2023

The Go Duck team’s favorite season is back again and is packed full of fun, fall happenings! It’s the most wonderful time of the year and an even better time to find yourself in southern West Virginia! There are so many fall festivals and events, spooky Halloween frights, and seasonal culinary delights to tickle your senses all autumn long!


Photo courtesy of WV Tourism

Fall Festivals
  • Lumberjack Fall Festival - September 23-24 from 10 am-6 pm https://wvstateparks.com/event/fall-festival-twin-falls/

    • A free-to-attend festival at Twin Falls State Park that will feature hayrides, lumberjack competitions, live music, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, and a bouncy house to name a few! Great for the entire family especially with younger children!

  • Alderson Fall Festival on the Bridge - October 7th from 10 am-3 pm https://greenbrierwv.com/events/alderson-fall-festival-on-the-bridge

    • A free-to-attend festival with a unique twist, it’s held on the Alderson Bridge! Enjoy an afternoon of delicious food, arts and crafts vendors, live music, and so much more!

  • Fallfest Tamarack Marketplace - October 7th from 12-6 pm https://visitwv.com/event/fallfest-tamarack/

    • A free-to-attend event located at the Tamarack in Beckley. This ultimate fall music festival features 11 local bands and artists performing live, artist demos, food vendors, local craft beer, and more! Plus, enjoy all of the other perks of the iconic Tamarack!

  • Hinton Railroad Days - October 13 - 15, all day https://www.facebook.com/hintonrailroaddays2023

    • A free-to-attend festival that’s become a fall staple in southern WV. Coming back for the 54th year in downtown Hinton, this year’s event will have over 80 vendors, two stages of live music, a car show, a kid zone, a food court, and much more!


Hinton Railroad Days 2022

Food & Beverage Events
  • WGB Oktoberfest - September 30th from 1-8:30 pm https://www.facebook.com/events/644716334330753/

    • Guttentag! This free-to-attend beer festival at Weathered Ground Brewery will feature local brews, good food, and a full evening lineup of live music by local artists and bands.

  • Boos, Brews, and Brats Festival - September 30th from 3-7 pm https://gladesprings.ticketleap.com/brats/

    • Reserve your tickets for a lively fall evening on Bunkers Lawn in Glade Springs Resort! This event will feature live music, wine and beer samplings, a delicious food selection, a Stein holding contest, and more!

  • Beckley Chili Night - October 7th from 4-7 pm https://www.facebook.com/events/657298389703208

    • One of Beckley’s biggest events is back for the 32nd year! Purchase tickets to taste and sample chili made by locals and enjoy live music and a Kids Zone for a spicy fall evening!

  • Carnegie Hall’s Taste of Our Towns - October 14th from 11 am-3 pm https://www.facebook.com/TasteOfOurTowns

    • Reserve your tokens today for one of downtown Lewisburg’s biggest events! Enjoy local and seasonal menagerie of foods, three stages of live music, plus games and activities for kids!

  • Fall Cider Pressing & Wine Tasting - October 28-29 https://visitwv.com/event/fall-cider-pressing-wine-tasting-2/

    • Old World Libations is holding its 6th annual fall festival! Enjoy fresh-pressed cider and wine tastings, artisan vendors, delicious food, a chili cookoff, and much more!


Carnegie Hall - Photo courtesy of Greenbrier Valley CVB

Seasonal Treats
  • Fright Nights at Glade Springs Resort - begins September 29th https://www.frightnightswv.com/

    • Experience West Virginia's top-rated haunted Halloween attraction at Glade Springs Resort! Beginning September 29th and running weekends in October, there are 5 frightening themed experiences with one ticket this year.

  • Bridge Day - October 21st from 9 am-3 pm https://officialbridgeday.com/

    • West Virginia’s largest single-day festival is coming back soon on the NRG Bridge in Fayetteville! Watch daredevils base jump off of the bridge, and shop from the local food, artisan, and business vendors at one of the largest extreme sports events in the world - right here in southern WV.


Bridge Day Setup - Photo courtesy of Active Southern WV

Our calendars are booking up fast for the autumn season, from special events to football games to fall sights to see in the beautiful New River Gorge region! Get the family together, make some time with friends, and create memories this fall while also supporting your local communities and small businesses!


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