Visit Mountaineer Country Tourism Updates: Bring on Fall in Mountaineer Country!


Welcome fall with open arms as we head into a new season of craft shows, warm drinks and pumpkin-flavored everything. Make your plan to explore the top leaf-peeping destinations in Mountaineer Country or try something new at one of our local events. Either way, embrace the fall in Almost Heaven.

Mark Your Calendars for These Events Near You

Zombie Walk at Gallery 62 West | Oct. 1 at dusk

Join Gallery 62 West for their first Zombie Walk! Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes/makeup. There will also be a $50 prize, awarded on Halloween, for the best mask(s) worn throughout the month of October. Masks are required inside the gallery, but they can be as creepy as you would like (just cover your nose and mouth)!

Haunted Appalachia at Gallery 62 West | Oct. 1, 11 a.m.

You’re invited to a haunting by artist Diane C. Parker! Gallery 62 West in Grafton is proud to present Haunted Appalachia — a collection of original paintings, sculptures, mixed media, jewelry, amulets and talismans sure to occupy your dreams. The exhibit will run Oct. 1 through Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Taylor County Walk for Women at Gallery 62 West | Oct. 9, 10 a.m.

The annual Taylor County Walk for Women is sponsored by the Planned Approach to Community Health Coalition of Taylor County. The goal is to raise funds for the WV Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening Program/WV Diagnostic & Treatment Fund. Registration begins at 10 a.m. at Gallery 62 West in Downtown Grafton. The Walk will start at 11 a.m. and there will be a speaker around noon. T-shirts are available for a donation of $20 and several items to be raffled.

For more events throughout the region, go to VisitMountaineerCountry.com/Events or download our trip planner app by searching “Visit Mountaineer Country” on the Apple app or Google Play store.

Interested in Partnering with the CVB?

If you own a local business, we may be the partner you’re looking for. Through Visit Mountaineer Country CVB’s Mountaineer Deals program, businesses receive access to FREE advertising and promotions through Visit Mountaineer Country’s channels. Businesses who choose to partner with Visit Mountaineer Country feature a year-long hospitality offer, or “deal,” of their choosing. 

For examples of current Mountaineer Deals partners and their offerings, go to VisitMountaineerCountry.com/Deals

Anyone interested in the Mountaineer Deals partnership program should contact Andrea Antion at [email protected]

Visit Mountaineer Country Hospitality
Local restaurant and bar owners, join us in the Visit Mountaineer Country Hospitality Group. Just search “Visit Mountaineer Country Hospitality” and request to join. In this group, we will support local businesses, engage with one another and post updates when large groups are coming into town so that we can make proper accommodations and show them what Mountaineer hospitality is all about.

Stay Connected to Mountaineer Country 

For the latest updates and tourism information in Mountaineer Country, sign up for our e-newsletter at VisitMountaineerCountry.com, and follow @VisitMountaineerCountry on social media. Use the hashtag, #VisitMountaineerCountry in your posts for a chance to be featured on our social media.

 Visit Mountaineer Country CVB strives to increase the tourism economy by marketing and selling the destination to guests by wowing them, encouraging them to stay one more night and spend one more dollar. 

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