This one-day event held at the end of September brings the community together for a day of fun and frolic. Have fun at the pumpkin pie eating contest or participate in a fitness run. Enjoy a slew of popular fall weather foods and listen to the music while the kids engage in specially planned activities that include pumpkin painting. Other scheduled contests include a dog show, a youth talent show and a pumpkin cook-off. There are many different activities especially planned for guests young and old.

  • Oglebay Resort 465 Lodge Dr. Wheeling, WV 26003 in Wheeling, WV

The community ushers in fall with this annual event that takes place at various locations around Wheeling during the first weekend of October. Visitors find a wide selection of locally grown gourmet foods along with 100 artisans displaying their wares near the Mansion Woods. Various restaurants around the community plan on settings up stands to serve beverages and a variety of food. Attend the dance, the parade and enjoy the fireworks show.

  • Wheeling, WV in Wheeling, WV

What better way to start the holiday season than by gazing in awe while driving the six-mile stretch that spans over 300 acres covered with Christmas Lights. The presentation extends into the first week of January and received a number of nods from AOL Travel and the Travel Channel. Using energy efficient LED lights, masterminds of the event create illuminated displays of everything from whimsical fairytale scenarios to traditional holiday icons. See the massive polyhedron star containing over 2,000 lights as it glows from the hilltop. Marvel at a scene from Cinderella and the 60 foot tall candle and wreath display. The festival truly captivates and entertains all.

This unique gathering provides the opportunity for communities across the country to compete for the coveted title of Best Tasting Water. Participants are judged on bottled and tap water in still and sparkling categories. Purified water is also included in the event. This February weekend contest additionally provides the public with the option of choosing their favorite.

For nine days beginning in the second week in May, the community invites strawberry lovers to this annual event that focuses on the beloved fruit. See the parades, enjoy the carnival and taste the distinct flavor of freshly harvested strawberries. Vendors offer a variety of foods using the delicious strawberry as an ingredient. Crafters and hobbyists provide a number of handmade items, many of which have a strawberry theme. Other scheduled activities include block parties and street dances.

  • Charleston, West Virginia in Charleston, WV

Experience the culture of the mountain folk during this three day event in May. Musicians young and old take to the stage and sing while playing a variety of traditional instruments. They also compete in scheduled competitions. Talented story tellers are on hand to provide entertainment and share a little bit of the history of the region. Vendors will offer guests foods native to the area. Crafters from far and wide come to share their talents and display their products. Visitors have the chance to enjoy great music, fine food and many different activities.

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