FestivFALL 2023

FestivFALL returns October 13 – 22 with ten days of events and activities highlighting music, theatre, art, dance, and much more. Nestled in the heart of Appalachia, over 30 FestivFALL events will take place in 19 locations across the city of Charleston, ranging from outdoor spaces and theaters to intimate galleries and event spaces.

Some of this year’s highlights include:

City Center Dead – Join John Inghram, JP Nowak, Eric Weingrad, Brandon Bowlds and Brad Goodall for a FREE night of Grateful Dead hits at City Center at Slack Plaza. Food trucks and activities on-site.

Carriage Trail Leaf Walk –  Enjoy the arts outside on this .65 mile trail. Music by Jeremiah & Brittany, interactive art, poetry readings, and more! FREE event. Parking is limited.

Location/Parking: Sunrise Carriage Trail, 746 Myrtle Rd. We recommend parking at Farmer, Cline, Campbell PLLC at the top of the trail or across the bridge in downtown Charleston.

Harvest Art Fair – Shop from a wide variety of West Virginia artisans as they display and sell their hand-crafted goods October 14-15. It’s the perfect time to get some early holiday shopping done and meet the creators behind the goods you love.

LOCATION: The Capitol Market at 800 Smith Street! This space allows us to take in the fall season alongside Capitol Market vendors in a classic favorite of Charleston, WV.

An Afternoon with West Virginia Dance CompanyThrough the art of movement, the WV Dance Company shares intimate portraits of the human experience, energetic displays of the power of nature and vibrant images of the nuances of world cultures.

Tickets: $5 for students, $10 for adults

The Witches of Woldhaven Warlock Operetta – The two operas (Witches of Wolfhaven and Warlock Concert) take place in a mystical world of witches and warlocks. While Gertrude belongs to the benevolent Wolfhaven coven, Gustav is a member of the clan led by the evil witch Kannika. The two young people meet and fall in love. Will Gertrude save Gustav from his evil ways, or will their differences tear them apart?

“Gustav and Gertrude” (Two original operas by locals Mark Hornbaker and Caroline Chamness) performed by the Academy Singers and members of the WV State Philharmonic under Scott Woodard with special guest singers Betsy Baer and Ashley Dannewitz.

This is a FREE performance at the Davis Fine Arts Center Theater at West Virginia State University.

You can find the complete FestivFALL schedule here.