HallowEast, now in its fourth year, will have four events, said Ric Cavender, director of East End Main Street: ArtMares, an art exhibit; the Main Street Murder Mystery, featuring the No Pants Players; the East End Zombie Walk; and the HallowEast Costume Crawl, a street dance and pub crawl.
The art fairs will be held at Capitol Market, not downtown, said organizer Betty Rivard. "Almost half the artists from the Capitol Street Art Fair are coming back here for a day and a half, and on Saturday we're having a children's art fair -- free walk-up crafts for kids."
Because of time constraints, Taste-of-All will not have its traditional event at the Civic Center, chairman Emily Wall said. Instead, participating restaurants will offer a handful of special FestivALL Fall dishes, at a discount, at their regular locations.
Create West Virginia, now in its fifth year, will bring at least 300 people to town for its annual conference, Jeff James said. The group was formed to inspire creative people and entrepreneurs because creativity brings economic development and attracts young people, he said.
Other events include the Light Opera Guild's performances of "Hello Dolly," Groce said, and a special Live on the Levee concert Friday night. "We've never had one this late before -- an encore Live on the Levee.
"And 'Mountain Stage.' We weren't going to do a show, but we'll be doing our first home show here after being on the road, on Sunday night.
"We hope you like it," Groce said. "If it works, we'll do it again."
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