HomeHappeningsVandaleer Veekender Vandaleer October 27, 2016 It’s a Halloween weekend in West Virginia. We do have scares, boos and pumpkins…but we also have snowboarding, book festivals and international movies. DO SOMETHING. West Virginia Book Festival Friday and Saturday – Charleston Headlining this year’s event will be Erik Larson, Sandra Brown and West Virginia’s own Stephen Coonts. Patrick Rothfuss, Maggie Stiefvater, Ron Rash, Matt de la Peña and West Virginia author, Julia Keller are also scheduled to appear at this year’s Festival. Motown Throwdown Saturday – Morgantown The Motown Throwdown is a pre-season ski and snowboard competition held on the main street of downtown Morgantown! The Pumpkin House Friday – Monday – Ceredo and Kenova The Ultimate Pumpkin Experience The C-K AutumnFest takes place the last weekend in October in the two quaint communities of Ceredo and Kenova. The centerpiece of the festival is the famous Pumpkin House, which has become one of the favorite tourist attractions of West Virginia. In 1978, the Pumpkin House began with only 5 pumpkins carved for a Halloween display. Since then, the number of hand-carved pumpkins has grown to 3,000. Does a house with 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins attract attention? You bet! Each year Ceredo and Kenova welcome nearly 30,000 visitors to the Pumpkin House. Over the years we have watched children that have visited the Pumpkin House grow to have children of their own that they now bring to see the display. This sense of tradition and community inspired the creation of the C-K AutumnFest, which is on the fast track to becoming one of the favorite West Virginia fall festivals. BooFest Wednesday – Monday – Shepherdstown Historic Shepherdstown is hosting a weekend long celebration of Halloween. This will be the fourth year the town hosts this fun event. There will be a wide variety of activities that everyone can enjoy, with a special emphasis on activities for children and families. Marshall Artists Series: Fall International Film Festival Thursday – Sunday – Huntington See six great movies from around the world – in Huntington! Dungeon of Horrors Friday – Monday – Moundsville Unlike most of the people who’ve previously walked through the gates of the West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville, you can be fairly certain you’ll be walking out again a few hours later…. well maybe not this weekend. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.