BLACK WALNUT FESTIVAL: 6 a.m. Free admission. Live music, exhibits, contests and carnival. Downtown Spencer, Roane County. Call 304-927-1640.
WEST VIRGINIA BOOK FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. Free admission. 11:30 a.m., Craig Johnson, author of "As the Crow Flies," will be featured; 2:30 p.m. "Dead in Dixie: An Afternoon with Charlaine Harris," book sale, marketplace and panel discussions. Charleston Civic Center. Call 304-343-4646, ext. 287.
RUTHLAWN ELEMENTARY FALL FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 736 Ruthdale Road, South Charleston, just past the shops at Dudley Farms, Corridor G. A cakewalk, silent auction, games and food will be featured. Tickets are available at the door.
FALL FESTIVAL: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., BoMar Club and Drop in Center, 306 Church St., Ripley. Music starts at 2 p.m. and will feature "The Earl of Elkview" George Daugherty, Tom Vickers, Dewey and the Donut Holes and Tommy Nutter. Games will be featured. Beans and corn bread, hot dogs, Sloppy Joes, desserts and beverages will be available to purchase. Bring lawn chairs. Call 304-372-3722.
HURRICANE HARVEST FEST: 3 to 8 p.m., Hurricane City Park. Inflatables, face painting, petting zoo, pony rides, hayrides, pet parade with prizes, carnival games, chili cook-off, fire trucks, pony buggy rides, vendors and fireworks will be featured. Vendor applications are available. Registration is also being taken for the chili cook-off. Call Brenda Campbell at 304-562-5896.
OKTOBERWEST: 4 to 8 p.m., Bigley Avenue behind Kelley's Men's Shop. Hosted by Charleston West Side Main Street. With an outdoor "biergarten" atmosphere, the fundraiser features music by The Carpenter Ants, traditional German food by The Grill and craft beers by Parkersburg's North End Tavern and Thomas' Mountain State Brewing. You can also watch the WVU game and play cornhole. Children's activities include pumpkin painting and inflatables. Tickets are $30 at the gate or $25 in advance at Charleston Department Store, The Grill, Pile Hardware, Fountain Hobby, Kelley's and T-Graphics. Call 304-720-3161 or visit www.westsidemainstreet.org.
EAST END BAZAAR: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Live music by the Rick Perdue Band. Arts and crafts for sale include scarves, shawls, pillows, candles, jewelry, paintings and photography. Also look for information on the upcoming West Virginia International Film Festival. Corner of Washington Street and Ruffner Avenue. Call 304-767-9800 or visit www.charlestoneastend.com.
HAUNTED BARN: 7 p.m. to midnight, 426 Beauregard St., in a century-old warehouse. General admission $10, VIP tickets are $20 and include a coffin ride and Monster Maze. Parking is in the Plaza East shopping center lot. Open weekends through Nov. 3 (closed Nov. 2). Call 304-389-1203 or visit www.thehauntedbarn.us.
"MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET" AUDITIONS: 1 to 3 p.m., The Alban Theater, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. Parts are available for three men, two women, one girl, 14 men or women and many extras, including children. Those auditioning are encouraged to bring a prepared monologue (90 seconds or less), but reading selections will be available. Show dates are Dec. 7-9 and 14-16. Call 304-721-8896 or visit www.albanartscenter.com.
HALLOWEEN PET PARADE: Registration, 9:45 a.m., parade starts at 11 a.m. in the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association barnyard. Entry fee is $5 or a bag of dog food. Prizes will be awarded.
TECHNOLOGY TOOLS FOR STUDENTS: 10 a.m., Charleston Civic Center, room 206. Free. The West Virginia Learning Disabilities Association will sponsor a demonstration of technology tools for students. Tools will include the Live Scribe Smart Pen, Dragon Speak Naturally speech-to-text software and more.