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Visiting West Virginia | Fall 2014
After summer has loosened its warm grip and fall breezes comb the Appalachian hills, communities across West Virginia present a wealth of ways to make the most of the remaining days before December’s snow starts. With a calendar full of fall festivals, special events, and outdoor activities, the Mountain State’s got a little something for everyone this season.
70 miles east of Charleston, Summersville is the perfect destination for a relaxing day trip. On September 20th and 21st, Summerville’s Kirkwood Winery presents the 2014 Grape Stomping Wine Festival. Kids and adults alike are welcome to come and turn their skin purple with grape stomping and grape eating contests, but the kids will have to sit out the sampling of Kirkwood’s selection of wines. The fun starts at 11 a.m. both days.
Music lovers congregate at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston on September 20th for the 2014 Capital City Music Festival. Filling the park with the an eclectic variety of musical styles, performers like Beggars Clan, Fabulous Brothers Steele, Freak Tent Jr., Dinosaur Burps make toes tap from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
As the state’s urban and cultural hub, the Charleston area is a go-to stop for major concert tours in the region, too. On October 5th, blues legend B.B. King pays a visit to the Clay Center. Then ZZ Top brings decades of hits to the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, less than an hour west, near Barboursville, on October 14th.
School is back in session at West Virginia University and to many students and sports fans in Morgantown, that means one thing – Mountaineers Football. Going to battle the NCAA’s tough Big 12 Conference, the Division I team defends Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium, select Saturdays through the end of December.
Across the state to the southwest, Gilbert and Chapmanville residents and visitors take to the trails on ATVs, UTVs, and dirt bikes at Hatfield-McCoy Trails. On October 9th through the 13th, the 2014 Hatfield-McCoy National Trailfest brings riders from all over the country to experience rugged romps like the Rockhouse Trail and compete for cash prizes. The festivities are also set to include kids’ activities, a trail run, fireworks, and more entertainment and games.
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B.B. King Clay Center in Charleston fills with great music as B.B. King takes the stage at 7:30p.m.
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2014 Nick Swardson's "Taste It" Comedy Tour
Enjoy side-splitting laughs from the mind of actor/comedian Nick Swardson as he performs at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston. Show times vary.
2014 Charleston Jazz Orchestra Holiday Concert
Get your "swing" on at the Charleston Music Hall when the local legends perform their holiday-themed jazz classics. The show starts at 5 p.m.