October Getaways

Looking for a great fall getaway? Treat yourself to a long weekend in Hip, Historic…Almost Heaven!

Hot rods and cool classics line “the Boulevard” Oct 3-7 during the Rod Run & Doo Wop. One of the city’s most well-attended events, the Rod Run features nearly 1,000 antique cars plus free concerts.

Look to the October sky for the Yeager Airport Air Show. This two-day event takes place Oct 13-14 and features aerobatic acts, static displays, parachuting and more. Entry and parking to the Yeager Airport and WV Air Guard Salute to our Veterans & First Responders Air Show for West Virginia are free.

Music, theater, dance, visual art and family fun turn a season into a work of art during FestivALL Fall Oct 17-21. Featured events include a performance of “The Comedy of Errors” by the American Shakespeare Center, Hops & Heat, a craft beer and chili event, and the Carriage Trail Leaf Walk.

JQD Salt Process

Check out the Harvest Art Fair Saturday, Oct 20 where you can catch a shuttle to the BB&T Malden Salt Fest. The area’s seasoned past is on display at this festival featuring live music, tours of J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works, kids’ activities, craft beer and an old-fashioned parade.

Charleston’s newly renovated Coliseum & Convention Center celebrates its ribbon cutting Oct 20 with free public tours and a ticketed concert, Lee Greenwood: Salute to America.

Wind up this busy weekend with the one-of-a-kind Mountain Stage. The Oct 21 performance features The Bottle Rockets, Amy Helm, Alela Diane and John R. Miller & the Engine Lights.

See headlining authors Debbie Macomber, Dennis Lehane and more Oct 26-27 during the West Virginia Book Festival. This free event includes book signings, writing workshops, kids’ activities, a giant used book sale on Saturday and vendors.

HallowEast is a three-day Halloween celebration spotlighting the spookiest time of year. Events include ArtMares, a kids’ costume contest, Friday Night Freak Show, and an adult costume/pub crawl. HallowEast is Oct 26-27.