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CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The first ever FestivALL Fall -- an outgrowth of Charleston's eight-year-old June celebration -- will be held Oct. 25-28, organizers announced Tuesday.
Built around a handful of existing events like the East End's Halloween celebration HallowEast, Charleston Light Opera Guild's fall show and the first Create West Virginia Conference in Charleston, the four-day weekend also features some FestivALL mainstays -- an art fair and children's art fair, sternwheeler cruises, stage and street performers, Taste-of-All Charleston and evening concerts.
Ever since the first FestivALL eight years ago, the most frequent request has been to find a way to continue the event throughout the year, founder and director Larry Groce said during a news conference at Capitol Market.
"This year we had an opportunity," Groce said. "The Create West Virginia Conference is coming to Charleston for the first time. We checked around and found it's not a busy weekend."
"October is a great time of year," Groce said. A lot of other events are planned during the month, "but not that weekend. We decided to give it a shot -- a four-day weekend."
Joining Groce at the news conference were representatives of many FestivALL Fall partners, who talked about their individual events.