Friday-Sunday (Sept. 21-23)
'Nature Wonder Weekend at North Bend' kicks off on Friday at North Bend State Park. The theme for this year's event is "Forage and Feast". Events will begin on Friday evening, and conclude on Sunday morning. There will be scheduled speakers, presentations, nature walks, the event's first ever "bike hike" and preparation of wild foods. Other event activities will include a park tour, wild food identification instruction, the 'Hazel Wood Commemorative Wild Food Cooking Contest', and the 'Bill Faust Wild Cake Contest'.
Friday-Saturday (Sept. 21-22)
The Meadowbrook Mall is hosting a carnival in the parking lot behind the mall this week. The carnival began on Wednesday evening, and will last until Saturday night. The hours for the carnival are 6-10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Friday 6-11 p.m. and Saturday 1-11 p.m. The carnival rides are provided by Gambill Amusements. More information on the carnival can be found on the Meadowbrook Mall website.
Saturday-Sunday (Sept. 22-23)
'West Virginia National Hunting and Fishing Days' are being held at Stonewall Resort State Park in Roanoke. This annual celebration is held the third weekend each September, and is a unique celebration of traditional hunting and fishing shows and summer camp. Many vendors will be attending this weekend-long event selling outdoor products and crafts.
Saturday (Sept. 22)
The West Virginia Mountaineers kick off the Big 12 season with a matchup against the Kansas State Wildcats at Milan Puskar Stadium on Saturday. The game will kick off at 3:30 p.m. More information on this matchup can be found on wvillustrated.com.
Elkins Main Street will be hosting the 'Downtown Elkins Scarecrow Festival' on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Scarecrows will be set up to line the street in downtown Elkins from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., with the best scarecrows being announced at 1:00 p.m. The 'Scarecrow Festival of Events' will begin at 5:00 p.m. with entertainment and games, and conclude with a 'Scarecrow Talent Show' at 7:00 p.m.
The 'West Virginia Heritage Crafts Fall Frolic' will be held at Quiet Dell Grade School in Harrison County on Saturday. This free event will begin at 10:00 a.m. and last until 5:00 p.m. This event will have craft demonstrations, food, a basket raffle and live music.
The Rambling Root in Fairmont is hosting their first ever 'Punkinfest' on Saturday, beginning at 5 p.m. The restaurant and brewery will be offering four different pumpkin beers on draft and pumpkin-themed food specials. There will also be live music and cornhole on the patio.
Sunday (Sept. 23)
The 'WVU Run, Walk or Roll Event' will take place on Sunday at the WVU Coliseum Track. This family event will include a 5K Run, a 1 Mile Fun Walk and a Track Relay Event. This team fundraising event allows team members to walk or roll together or take turns around the WVU Track for an hour. Participants can collect donations ahead of time or get pledges per lap. Donations will be benefiting the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED).
The '12th Annual Gandhi Day Walkathon and India Festival' will be held on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at the WVU Shell Building in Morgantown. The goal of this annual event is to promote Gandhi's message of "peace and unity", and to serve the local community as proceeds are donated to a local charity. This year, 50% of all sponsorship donations and all event day proceeds will be donated to the WVU Children's Hospital.