Although it was originally a part of Virginia, the state of West Virginia continues to forge its own independent path. West Virginia's attractions are often overshadowed by its bigger neighbors, but those who spend time in the state will experience amazing sights, festivals, events and cultural attractions. The state features a diverse range of landscapes, making it a popular place to experience the wonders of the outdoors.
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.
- Community Building 115 Brown Ave Kingwood, WV 26537 in Kingwood, WV
Though originally held in honor of the local cash crop of buckwheat, this modern day September weekend celebration features everything from chicken dinners to hamburgers, hotdogs and cotton candy. In keeping with tradition, guests may enjoy authentic homemade buckwheat pancakes for breakfast. The festival also has a carnival, livestock displays, live music and a variety of exhibits.