West Virginia September 10, 2017
11 Harvest Festivals In West Virginia That Will Make Your Autumn Awesome
Autumn is quickly approaching in West Virginia, and that means plenty of fun and tasty food festivals. Take a look at this list of festival around the state that celebrate the seasonal harvest. Get ready to enjoy apples, pumpkins, and more at these events organized by date.
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1. Treasure Mountain Festival, Franklin
Be a part of the 49th annual festival from September 14–17. The festival features food, crafts, contests, live music, a giant pumpkin contest, and more!
2. Country Roads Festival, Ansted
Enjoy this autumn festival with food, music, games, and more, from September 23–24.
3. Farm Fun Days, Martinsburg
Come to Orr's Farm Market September 23rd and 24th for hayrides, a chance to pick your own pumpkin, and bluegrass music.
4. Preston County Buckwheat Festival, Kingwood
Taste all things made of buckwheat, and enjoy a carnival, livestock show, and crafts. This year's festival will take place September 29th and 30th.
5. West Virginia Pumpkin Festival, Milton
You won't want to miss this pumpkin-themed extravaganza — it's one of the largest festivals in the state. The festival draws more than 45,000 visitors a year. This year's festival will take place October 5–9.
6. The Inaugural BB&T Malden Salt Fest
This event will be held October 6–8 in Malden at J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works. There will be music, food, tours, a parade, dancing, crafts, demonstrations, and more!
7. West Virginia Chestnut Festival, Rowlesburg
Enjoy chestnut snacks, crafts made with chestnut wood, and a chestnut dinner. This festival will take place October 8.
8. Black Walnut Festival, Spencer
Enjoy this carnival with a kids day parade, food vendors, arts and crafts, live music, baking competitions, art and photo shows, livestock show, 4-H exhibits and more. The festival will take place October 12–15.
9. Morgan’s Kitchen Fall Festival, St. Albans
Come for crafts, historic demonstrations, and good old-fashioned apple butter cooking. This festival will take place October 14.
10. Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival, Martinsburg
Join this 38th annual festival for apple treats, apple crafts, and a pageant. The fun takes place October 19–22.
11. Harvest Fest / Tales in the Tavern, Point Pleasant
The Fort Randolph Re-enactors will provide exciting historical entertainment at this harvest celebration. The event will take place October 28 at Fort Randolph in Krodel Park.
For another especially unusual event in West Virginia, check out the annual
West Virginia Roadkill Cook-Off.
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