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West Virginia might be tough to navigate, but there’s no excuse for not making it somewhere in a few hours drive.  So, it’s time to DO SOMETHING this weekend West Virginia!

Here’s your first installment of a new, weekly guide to do stuff from

Autumn Harvest Festival and West Virginia Roadkill Cook-off

Friday and Saturday

The West Virginia RoadKill Cook-off is one of the region’s most fun and exciting annual events. In years past, the Food Network, the Travel Channel and the Discovery Channel have all covered this wild and offbeat festival! If you’ve ever wanted to taste exotic dishes like squirrel gravy over biscuits, teriyaki-marinated bear or deer sausage, this is the place to be!



Hardy County Heritage Weekend

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

The Heritage Weekend Festival is 63 years old this year. This event started with a dream of a few good people in Hardy County as a way of raising money for the public library, the hub of every small town. Last year was a great success and we were able to contribute nicely to the library. That is our goal again this year.

Heritage weekend is a unique event and is the only countrywide fair or festival in West Virginia and we sure have something for everyone. Hardy County is seeping in American History and we are trying to preserve it by showing the younger generation what is was like living here in bygone days. Each year a historical home is highlighted and profiled on a decorative tile. We are pleased to announce this year’s tile house, Garret VanMeter House.

Come participate and enjoy the food, music, arts, craft show, car show, homes tours, walking tours, civil war encampments, historic church services, historic clothing display, train ride, kid activities and so much more that will take place throughout Hardy and Grant Counties.



Frankford Autumnfest


Join in the Frankford community festivities celebrating the official arrival of fall — arts and crafts, live music, kids’ games, demonstrations, parade through town and 5k run.


Princeton Auntumnfest


Princeton Autumnfest is an annual festival hosted by the Princeton Mercer County Chamber of Commerce.  Complete with a Mac-n-Cheese Cook-off and giant pumpkins!


Fall Farm Days

Saturday and Sunday

Martinsburg is the place for live local bluegrass, delicious food, tasty baked goods, hayrides, a pumpkin patch, craft vendors, and children’s activities.



Homerun and Hops Craft Brew Festival


Morgantown Craft Beer Festival at the Monongalia County Ballpark presented by West Virginia Black Bears, a Class-A Affiliate baseball team of the Pirates.  There will be 50-60 beers on tap from local and regional craft breweries and the WVU football game will be broadcast live!


Marshall vs. Louisville

Saturday 8p.m.

Can the Herd upset the #3 team in the country?  Head to Huntington Saturday to see if they can.

Dec 26, 2015; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Marshall Thundering Herd quarterback Chase Litton (14) hands the ball off to wide receiver Hyleck Foster (2) prior to the game at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports