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  1. 78th Mountain State Forest Festival
    City: ElkinsDate: Sep 27, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014

    The Mountain State Forest Festival is one of the largest and oldest festivals in West Virginia, continuing to promote the beauty...

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  2. American Mountain Theater Premier 2-Hour Show (October)
    City: ElkinsDate: Oct 1, 2014 - Oct 30, 2014

    October Schedule: Mondays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM except 10/31/14 It’s hard to believe that so much entertainment can be...

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  3. 2014 Rod Run & Doo Wop - Charleston
    City: CharlestonDate: Oct 1, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014

    A five day Motorcar show along a mile and half of Charlestons tree lined Boulevard. Come out and enjoy free concerts each...

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  4. 30th Annual Salem Apple Butter Festival
    City: ClarksburgDate: Oct 2, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014

    Many groups vie for the best apple butter award. On-going entertainment, talent show, beauty pageant, grand parade, arts &...

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  5. Ravenswood Octoberfest
    City: RavenswoodDate: Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014

    Octoberfest is an annual event Oct. 3-5 at Riverfront Park in Ravenswood. Entertainment will be provided by Blackhawk, Rick...

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  6. Historic Arts Workshop - Building a Hand Forged Knife with Greg Bray
    City: FairmontDate: Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014

    Students will learn the techniques of forging and finishing their very own knife. The student will learn about style guards,...

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  7. Fall Migration - Bird Banding - Tygart Lake SP
    City: GraftonDate: Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014

    Whether you are a novice or seasoned birder, come out and have a fantastic birding experience. Activities open to day visitors. ...

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  8. Apolloween by The Historic Apollo
    City: MartinsburgDate: Oct 3, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014

    Paranormal Investigations October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 24, 2014 from Midnight to 4 AM Tickets - $25; Advance reservation ONLY...

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  9. Point Pleasant Battle Days
    City: Point PleasantDate: Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014

    Commemoration and Memorial of the Battle of Point Pleasant on October 10, 1774 at "the point" between Virginia militia and the...

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  10. Mr. Lincoln Returns to Harpers Ferry
    City: Harpers FerryDate: Oct 4, 2014

    Visit with our nation’s 16th president as portrayed by Jim Getty. Presentations at 1pm & 3pm

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  11. Burlington Old-Fashioned Apple Harvest Festival
    City: BurlingtonDate: Oct 4, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014

    Two day free event featuring our famous old-fashioned apple butter as well as live entertainment, fiddle and banjo contest,...

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  12. Harpers Ferry Hallows
    City: Harpers FerryDate: Oct 4, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014

    Turns out you don't need a broomstick to soar through the skies this October -- just hold on tight to your admission to Harpers...

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  13. Watoga State Park - Ann Bailey Lookout Tower Hike
    City: MarlintonDate: Oct 4, 2014

    Check out the fall foliage after parking at the Ann Bailey Trailhead and hiking to the Tower. Begins at 10:30 a.m. Wear...

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  14. The Sixth of Six Saturdays - Blennerhassett SP
    City: ParkersburgDate: Oct 4, 2014

    A visit to Blennerhassett Island is steeped in history. The island is also a wildlife habitat. Learn more about natural history...

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  15. Country Fall Festival - WV State Farm Museum
    City: Point PleasantDate: Oct 4, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014

    Annual country fall festival at the WV State Farm Museum. Gas and Steam Engine Show, CEOS Quilt Show, Antique Bottle Show,...

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  16. Southern WV Italian Festival
    City: BluefieldDate: Oct 4, 2014

    Entertainment, food crafts, and more!

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  17. 10th Annual Freshwater Folk Festival
    City: White Sulphur SpringsDate: Oct 4, 2014

    Head over to White Sulphur Springs to celebrate freshwater conservation efforts featuring live entertainment, food, vendors and...

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  18. Fall Festival at Bunner Ridge
    City: Date: Oct 4, 2014 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Bunner Ridge Fall Festival Saturday, October 4th from 9 am to 5 pm Free Hayrides! Country store, cornmeal grinding,...

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  19. Ann Bailey Lookout Tower Hike - Watoga SP
    City: MarlintonDate: Oct 4, 2014 10:30AM

    Check out the fall foliage after parking at the Ann Bailey Trailhead and hiking to the Tower Begins at 10:30 a.m. Wear your...

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  20. Forest Festival Special
    City: ElkinsDate: Oct 4, 2014 10:45AM

    Take a break from the festivities! This 1.5 hour trip to Bowden is just the ride to appreciate the colors of Autumn! Departs...

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  21. Annual Main Street Martinsburg Chili Cook-Off
    City: MartinsburgDate: Oct 4, 2014 2:00PM - 5:00PM

    Queen Street in Downtown Martinsburg. Food, beer and live music.

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  22. Sagebrush Round-Up Country & Western Music
    City: FairmontDate: Oct 4, 2014 6:00PM - 10:00PM

    Sagebrush Round-Up Country & Western Music  October 4 2014  Open Stage The Round-Up Band Rick Henry The Knighthawks  ...

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  23. Country Store Opry
    City: MoorefieldDate: Oct 4, 2014 7:00PM - 9:30PM

    Located in the beautiful Potomac Highlands of West Virginia, the Country Store Opry (CSO) is one of the state's best ...

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  24. West Virginia Botanic Garden - Fall Children's Festival
    City: MorgantownDate: Oct 5, 2014 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    This wildly popular event is returning for its 6th year. Bring the family and enjoy fairy house building, pumpkin painting, a...

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  25. A Grand Convulsion in Society: Cameos of Civil War Women in Song and Story
    City: MarlintonDate: Oct 5, 2014 2:00PM

    As part of the observation of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War singer-song writer Judith Avers and story teller...

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  26. B.B. King
    City: Charleston Date: Oct 5, 2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM

    He reigns as the “King of Blues” with an unprecedented career that spans more than half a century. Hear distinct vocals and...

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  27. 2014 Capitol Build
    City: CharlestonDate: Oct 6, 2014 8:00AM - 1:00PM

    Habitat for Humanity and Appalachian Power will build the walls of an energy-efficient home at the WV State Capitol from 8 am-1...

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  28. West Virginia Black Walnut Festival
    City: Spencer Date: Oct 9, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014

    If you are looking for a place to visit and have a great time - come to Spencer, WV on October 9th -12th for one of the finest...

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  29. Ripley's "Do You Believe?" Ghost Walk
    City: RipleyDate: Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014

    This first-ever ghost walk in Ripley will be led by professional storyteller "Granny Sue." The one-mile walk through the ...

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  30. Tsubasacon
    City: HuntingtonDate: Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014

    Tsubasacon, West Virginia’s Premiere Anime, Manga, Gaming and Pop Culture convention, now in its eleventh year serving the Tri...

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  31. Lumberjackin' Bluegrassin' Jamboree - Twin Falls Resort SP
    City: MullensDate: Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014

    This jamboree has something for everyone: bluegrass music, food, arts and crafts, and a woodsman competition. Come enjoy the...

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  32. Mansion by Candlelight! - Blennerhassett Island SP
    City: ParkersburgDate: Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014

    For two nights only! Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park takes on a new look when hundreds of candles light the way...

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  33. Wardensville Fall Festival
    City: WardensvilleDate: Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014

    A weekend full of live music, car shows, apple butter making, and other food to tempt your taste buds. There's always a...

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  34. Spooky Minigolf at Coal Country Miniature Golf
    City: FairmontDate: Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014

    Halloween Minigolf at Coal Country Miniature Golf October weekends Fri. 4 – 10 pm, Sat. 12 – 10 pm, Sun. 12 – 8 pm ...

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  35. Carrie Rodriguez - Carnegie Hall
    City: LewisburgDate: Oct 10, 2014 7:30PM

    Texas-born, classically trained violinist/singer-songwriter delivers everything from dissonant rock fiddle solos to heartfelt...

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  36. Wild Food Weekend
    City: HedgesvilleDate: Oct 11, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014

    Saturday October 11th: Join Shamanic Herbalist Kristen Dorsey of Divine Journeys for a day of edible wild plant identification,...

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  37. Harvest Festival - Pricketts Fort State Park
    City: FairmontDate: Oct 11, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014

    Enjoy a fall weekend that focuses on 18th century foods including demonstrations and displays about wild game, food production,...

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  38. Taste of Our Towns - Lewisburg
    City: Lewisburg Date: Oct 11, 2014

    Join in the fun as the area's restaurants and community organizations tempt your taste buds with their finest creations. Event...

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  39. Lost River 5K
    City: Lost RiverDate: Oct 11, 2014

    Join the Fourth Annual Lost River Fall 5K on Oct. 11, 2014.  Participants follow pastoral Kimsey Run, a fast course enjoyed by...

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  40. 10-mile Hike - North Bend State Park
    City: CairoDate: Oct 11, 2014

    Take a hike on the North Bend Rail Trail and experience the beauty of fall at North Bend State Park. Bring a lunch and plenty...

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  41. North Bend State Park, 10 Mile Hike
    City: CairoDate: Oct 11, 2014 8:00AM - 2:00PM

    Take a hike on the Rail Trail and enjoy the fall foliage of Ritchie County in autumn. We will meet at the park and take a...

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  42. Morgan's Kitchen Fall Festival
    City: Saint AlbansDate: Oct 11, 2014 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Morgan’s Kitchen Fall Festival Saturday, October 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Located at Morgan’s Kitchen along ...

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  43. Heritage Farm Museum & Village - Way Back Weekend Timber in the Mountains
    City: HuntingtonDate: Oct 11, 2014 10:00AM - 3:00PM

    See in an exciting way what it was like to harvest timber like Appalachian settlers!  Admission: $10 per Adult (13 and up);...

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  44. Burgoo Cook-off
    City: Webster SpringsDate: Oct 11, 2014 10:00AM - 3:00PM

    A FUN, FAMILY FESTIVAL, FEATURING THE COOK-OFF. ENTRY FEE FOR COOK-OFF IS $10.00. CASH PRIZES OF $500.00, $200.00, $100.00....

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  45. Abraham Lincoln and the Election of 1864
    City: Harpers FerryDate: Oct 11, 2014 11:00AM - 4:00PM

    This event will explore Harpers Ferry’s critical role in our nation’s wartime presidential election. Activities will include...

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  46. Fall Challenge Irish Road Bowling - Holly River SP
    City: Hacker ValleyDate: Oct 11, 2014 1:30PM

    Irish Road Bowling can be traced back to the 1600s. One story is that Dutch soldiers brought it when William of Orange came to...

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  47. Bramwell Oktoberfest
    City: BramwellDate: Oct 11, 2014 2:00PM - 8:00PM

    Live music, fine food, beer samples, and brew competition. Hours: 2-8 pm

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  48. OktoberWest
    City: CharlestonDate: Oct 11, 2014 4:00PM - 9:00PM

    OktoberWest, a fun version of the very popular Oktoberfest in Munich, will be held on October 11, 2014 on Bigley Avenue beside ...

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  49. Pricketts Fort Lecture Series: “A War Will Be Inevitable”
    City: FairmontDate: Oct 12, 2014

    “A War Will Be Inevitable” – Lord Dunmore and the Conquest of the Ohio Country: with Travis Henline is a presentation that...

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  50. Reacting to the Raid: The US Marines
    City: Harpers FerryDate: Oct 12, 2014 11:00AM - 4:00PM

    Witness a living history demonstration on how 1859 Abolitionist Brown was captured by US troops. Hours: 11am to 4pm

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  51. Triumphant Quartet at the American Mountain Theater
    City: ElkinsDate: Oct 12, 2014 3:30PM

    The American Mountain Theater is pleased to be bringing you some of the best groups in the world of Southern Gospel Music for a...

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  52. Annual Apple Harvest Festival - Martinsburg
    City: MartinsburgDate: Oct 15, 2014 - Oct 19, 2014

    Events included are: Parade, Craft Show, 5k, Queens court and more.  For full details visit http://www.msahf.com/index.html ...

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  53. "The Season's Last Hoo-Rah!": Fish Hawk Acres October Farm Feast
    City: Rock CaveDate: Oct 16, 2014 5:30PM - 9:00PM

    Our last Hoo-Rah of the season is a farm feast extravaganza with a special guest. Arrive at the farm for a sample of two...

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  54. Haunted Trail - Little Beaver State Park
    City: BeaverDate: Oct 17, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014

    Enjoy fifteen nights of ghosts and goblins during a stroll on our haunted trail. Fun for all ages. Activity from dark until 10...

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  55. Greenbrier River Trail Marathon
    City: MarlintonDate: Oct 17, 2014 - Oct 19, 2014

    Marathon event for the whole family! Friday, 17th - Health & Wellness Expo. Saturday 18th - 10k, Family Fun Run, and a...

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  56. Red Tail Ring - Pocahontas County Opera House
    City: MarlintonDate: Oct 17, 2014 7:30PM

    Red Tail Ring is the Americana roots duo of Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo. Whether rendering a traditional tune or one...

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  57. Hinton Railroad Days
    City: HintonDate: Oct 18, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

    Hinton Railroad Days are a celebration of the blue-collar culture of this charming Southern West Virginia town. The event is the...

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  58. Fall Dinner Cruise (Oct) - Blennerhassett SP
    City: ParkersburgDate: Oct 18, 2014

    Relax on board the Island Belle sternwheeler for a country-style dinner, and boat ride on the Ohio and Little Kanawha Rivers. ...

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  59. Drink Your Apples: Roeder's Tavern Cider Making, 1860
    City: Harpers FerryDate: Oct 18, 2014 - Oct 19, 2014

    Step back in time, learn the time honored tradition of preserving harvest time apples by making cider. Hours: 11am to 4pm ...

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  60. New River Gorge Bridge Day
    City: FayettevilleDate: Oct 18, 2014 9:00AM - 3:00PM

    Come celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Bridge Day as we close the New River Gorge Bridge to traffic and open it to attitude!...

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  61. Historic Arts Workshops - Paper Marbling with Elaine Sinclair
    City: FairmontDate: Oct 18, 2014 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Saturday 9-5 Students will learn the art of Paper Marbling using non- toxic base formulas. The student will choose their...

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  62. Historic Arts Workshop: Deluxe Wine Caddy Basket with Helen Efaw
    City: FairmontDate: Oct 18, 2014 9:00AM - 4:00PM

    Join local basket weaver Helen Efaw at the Visitor's Center from 9:00am - 4:00pm and learn to make a beautiful wine caddy. The...

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  63. WV State CCC Museum Association - Fall Jubilee
    City: Mt. ClareDate: Oct 18, 2014 9:30AM - 1:00PM

    The West Virginia State CCC Museum Association invites all Civilian Conservation Corps Alums, their Family, Friends, and the...

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  64. Harvest Fest/All Hallows Eve/Hog Roast/Ladies Tea
    City: Point PleasantDate: Oct 18, 2014 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Harvest time was a very important time for people on the frontier. The survival of the people was dependent on hunting and the...

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  65. Connell Centennial Celebration
    City: WestonDate: Oct 18, 2014 11:00AM - 2:00PM

    FREE Event.....Come celebrate the 100th Birthday of the Connell building on the corner of Second and Center in Weston, WV! ...

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  66. Bridge Day Chili Cook-off
    City: FayettevilleDate: Oct 18, 2014 3:00PM - 6:00PM

    Chili cook-off and tasting in Downtown Historic Fayetteville. Live regional music. Chili cooks compete for prize awards in...

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  67. 18th Annual Halloween Party - Blackwater Falls State Park
    City: DavisDate: Oct 18, 2014 7:00PM

    Enjoy lots of scary fun with costume judging and games for children to 7th grade followed by a walk through the Haunted Area if...

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  68. Riverview Cemetery Tour & Exhibit - "Conversations From the Grave"
    City: ParkersburgDate: Oct 19, 2014 1:00PM - 5:00PM

    Riverview Cemetery Tour & Exhibit Julia-Ann Square Historic District, PHS/Washington Avenue Historic District, Wood...

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  69. West Virginia Botanic Garden - Nature Photography Workshop
    City: MorgantownDate: Oct 19, 2014 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    Morgantown Photo Club President Dave Smaldone will teach participants how to use simple settings on their cameras, give...

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  70. Quilters Getaway Weekend - North Bend SP
    City: CairoDate: Oct 22, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

    Enjoy the peaceful setting of North Bend State Park in the fall while spending time with friends and sharing ideas. Spend a...

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  71. Miller's Nightmare Haunted Farm
    City: LewisburgDate: Oct 24, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014

    Millers Nightmare is a unique haunted farm located minutes from Lewisburg. It starts with a ride on the Night Bus which...

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  72. Hogging Up BBQ Festival
    City: Great CacaponDate: Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014

    KCBS BBQ & Music Festival held at Cox Camping. Will feature Old Time Music, a BBQ Tour, Samples for Sale, Food, and Brew. ...

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  73. PMCCC Women’s Expo
    City: BluefieldDate: Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014

    Crafts, luncheon, fashion show, music, women's health issues and more! Hours: All day

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  74. Second Annual Halloween Boo Fest
    City: ShepherdstownDate: Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014

    The historic town of Shepherdstown WV will celebrate Halloween this year with its second annual week-long "Boo Fest." The Boo...

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  75. Historic Arts Workshop: Native American Weekend
    City: FairmontDate: Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

    You're invited to bring the family and enjoy an interactive history lesson which will include displays, demonstrations, and...

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  76. Bill O'Reilly & Dennis Miller
    City: CharlestonDate: Oct 24, 2014 8:00PM - 10:00PM

    Bill O'Reilly, godfather of "no spin" and in-your-face television, and Dennis Miller, the king of references and rants, are...

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  77. Halloween Party - North Bend State Park
    City: CairoDate: Oct 25, 2014

    Celebrate Halloween at North Bend State Park with games, prizes, costume contest, crafts, and much more. Call 304-643-2931or...

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  78. Under Fire: The Battle of Bolivar Heights, 1862 (Oct)
    City: Harpers FerryDate: Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

    Join the members of the Baltimore Light Artillery crew as they demonstrate the might and intimidation of field artillery. ...

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  79. Halloween Train - Cass Scenic Railroad SP
    City: CassDate: Oct 25, 2014 6:00PM

    Haunted train ride to Whittaker Station with ghostly surprises for all. Includes a rare night descent back to Cass. Train...

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  80. D street Music Series - Oct 25
    City: South CharlestonDate: Oct 25, 2014 6:30PM - 10:00PM

    The South Charleston Museum Foundation is presenting the D street Fall Music Series at the LaBelle Theater. The second...

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  81. West Virginia Botanic Garden - The Lure and Lore of Trees Walk
    City: MorgantownDate: Oct 26, 2014 2:00PM - 4:00PM

    Longtime WVU Arboretum Specialist Jon Weems will lead an autumn walk in celebration of trees. The many traditional uses of trees...

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  82. Barbara Nissman - Carnegie Hall
    City: Lewisburg Date: Oct 26, 2014 3:00PM

    Barbara Nissman presents a program full of powerful piano music through a sampling of works by some of the greatest composers...

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  83. Speakeasy Murder Mystery Weekend
    City: MindenDate: Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014

    Don and MeMe Wannabe are hosting a grand opening celebration of their new Speakeasy, The Four Deuces, and you are invited to ...

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  84. Saw-whet Owl Banding at Valley Falls State Park
    City: FairmontDate: Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014

    Saw-whet owl migration is occurring and a banding station will be in place this evening at Valley Falls State Park Experience...

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  85. Ghouls in Gowns - A Nightmare Beauty Pageant
    City: KingwoodDate: Oct 31, 2014 7:00PM

    Ghouls in Gowns-A Nightmare Beauty Pageant.  Murder mystery dessert theater Morticia’s fed up to her widow’s peak...

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