Back to school season is here! That means the end of summer vacations and the return of busy, action-packed schedules. It's a great time to get out and explore the Eastern Panhandle and the many opportunities for getting involved in local events. This fall, both Jefferson and Berkeley County are offering many events that the whole family will love— from farmer's markets to art exhibits. Just move to the Martinsburg, Harper's Ferry, or Charles Town, WV areas? No problem! These events are the perfect place to learn more about the community.
Here's what's happening this fall on the Eastern Panhandle:
Farmer's Market on the Town Square
Every Friday, 8 AM to 2 PM
Through September 27, 2013
Town Square, Martinsburg, WV
A great chance to eat local and buy local— the Martinsburg Farmer's Market on the Town Square is the perfect place to experience West Virginia through summer and into fall.
Jefferson County Fair
August 18 through 24, 2013
Jefferson County Fairgrounds
This event is in its 61st year at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds and there are stil 4 days left to enjoy it! Come have some fun!
Martinsburg Bike Night
August 24, 2013, 5 PM to 11 PM
Main Street, Martinsburg, WV
Are you into bikes? Then this event is for you! You won't want to miss this premier motorcycle event in Martinsburg, WV sponsored by the WV Blue Knights and Main Street Martinsburg.
Pickin' in the Panhandle
September 6-8, 2013
Shiley Acres, near Inwood, WV
With Kellie Pickler headlining this famed West Virginia event, it's sure to be one you will remember! Promoting local music acts, this festival will also host the West Virginia State BBQ Championship, a Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned event, in partnership with the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Charles Town Heritage Days
September 21, 2013, 10 AM to 5 PM
Jefferson Memorial Park
This local event celebrating the history of Charles Town will include local music, a kickoff concert, Farm to Fork workshop, an opportunity to meet George and Charles Washington, and 2nd Annual Pie Bakeoff.
Bavarian Inn OktoberFest
September 21, 2013
Bavarian Inn, Shepherdstown, WV
While West Virginia does not have an especially large German population, this festival celebrates with the best of them. Held at the Bavarian Inn, OktoberFest in Shepherdstown is always a hit!
Family Hiking Day
September 28, 2013
Appalachian Trail Conservancy Vistor Center
Harper's Ferry, WV
The ATC invites people of all ages and hiking abilities to get outside and experience the adventure of being active on the Appalachian Trail. Visitors will be able to go on self-guided hikes around Harpers Ferry and children will have the opportunity to earn a Junior Ranger patch.
8th Annual Chili Cookoff
October 5, 2013, 2 PM to 6 PM
Downtown Martinsburg, WV
Live music and a great time for the whole family, the 8th Annual Chili Cookoff will let you vote for your favorite chili!
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