CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Harvest Hullabaloo
ROCK CAVE -- Visitors to Harvest Hullabaloo Saturday at Fish Hawk in Rock Cave can celebrate the fall harvest and enjoy food prepared by Chef Dale Hawkins.
Activities include a pumpkin sling shot, mid-air apple bobbing, apple cider pressing demonstrations, Harvest Feast, Green Acres haunted walk and corn maze, S 'mores by the fire and more.
Admission is $30 for adults and $15 for ages 10 and under. Tickets must be purchased in advance and quantity is limited. To purchase tickets online, visit www.wvfishhawkacres.com or email fishhawkac...@gmail.com or call 304-924-9880. Hours are 4 to 8 p.m.
Fall foliage at Cass Scenic Railroad
CASS -- Superintendent of Cass Scenic Railroad Scott Fortney reports that the fall foliage "is ablaze in an unbelievable color explosion."
The train trips to view the fall foliage schedule runs through Oct. 27. The Whittaker Station trip is a two and a half hour train ride that departs daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. through Oct. 23. On Oct. 24-27, two daily Whittaker trips are scheduled at 1 and 3 p.m. The Last Run Restaurant offers picnic packs to purchase for the train trip or passengers can buy food at the eatery in the Cass Company Store.
The Bald Knob trip is a four-to four and a half-hour trip to the summit, the second highest natural occurring elevation in West Virginia.
A Halloween train departs at 6 p.m. Oct. 26. Reservations are required and passengers are encouraged to wear costumes for the excursion. Fortney reminds visitors to bring outerwear as the temperatures are cooler in the higher elevations of Pocahontas County.
The rail season at Cass concludes Oct. 27. Call 304-456-4300 for or train tickets.
Blue and Gray Days in St. Marys
St. MARYS-Blue and Gray Days starts at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 and continues through Oct. 30 downtown and at the St. Marys Marina.
The event will opens a night firing of cannons, and a portrayal of Stonewall Jackson at the Belmont VFD Training Center. On Friday, a Living History event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the marina and will include a Robert E. Lee impersonator, surgeon's tent, and other aspects of the Civil War.
On Saturday, visitors can tour Union and Confederate camps, take tea from noon to 1:30 p.m., watch troops battle on Main Street from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and attend a ball/square dance fat 8 p.m. The camp re-opens at 9 a.m. Oct. 20. The Battle by the River starts at 1:30 p.m. at the marina.
All events are free. For more information, call the WVU Extension office at 304-684-2448 or Claude Marra at 304-299-9462.
Bridge Day Festival
FAYETTEVILLE -- The 34th New River Gorge Bridge Day Festival is Friday and Saturday at New River Gorge Bridge, Lansing and throughout Fayetteville
The annual event attracts BASE jumpers, rappelling and highlining enthusiasts, vendors, and thousands of onlookers. The 876-foot-high bridge serves as the launch point for six hours (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) of safe, legal BASE jumps.
Additional activities and attractions include the Taste of Bridge Day Friday at Smokey on the Gorge, and the Chili and Cornbread Cook-off Saturday in Fayetteville, which includes live music, a farmer's market and a car show.
For more information and complete schedule, visit www.officialbridgeday.com or call 304-465-5617.
Hinton Railroad Days Festival