Fall Getaway Guide 🎃
Fall is a magic season. Crisp autumn air, colorful foliage, and scary stories by the campfire! Moundsville is a great place to spend a fall weekend. Check out our list below of the best places to look at the changing leaves, grab a pumpkin or some fall décor, and get a good scare!
Leaf Peeping in Moundsville
Cockayne Farmstead: 1105 Wheeling Ave, Glen Dale, WV. This 1850s farmhouse was the residence of some of the first settlers in Marshall County, WV. Take the tour and explore the grounds to see the changing leaves around the farmstead.
Grand Vue Park: 250 Trail Dr, Moundsville, WV. This 600 acre county park is home to some of the best autumn scenery in the county. With RV sites, cabins, and tent camping, you can make a weekend getaway and go for a fall hike or zipline ride through the trees. Book your stay now at GrandVuePark.com
Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex: 801 Jefferson Ave, Moundsville, WV. Learn about West Virginia’s early days at this pre-historic site. A self-guided museum with archaeological info from around the state. After you’ve visited the museum hike to the top of the mound to view the beautiful fall foliage surrounding Moundsville.
Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold: 3759 McCreary’s Ridge Rd, Moundsville, WV. A sacred place filled with ornate architecture and natural beauty! Enjoy a stroll around the Palace’s gardens, lotus pond & swan lake, and acres of fall foliage. Tours inside the Palace are limited after Nov. 1, please call 304-843-1600.
Fall Shopping Spots
E. Black & Son’s Nursery: 3988 Fairmont Pike, Wheeling, WV. A family-owned business that’s been providing outdoor holiday decorations for decades! Opening the final weekend in September, grab your pumpkins, corn stalks, mums and more fall decor. Follow them on Facebook!
Country Lane Crafts: 318 Jefferson Ave, Moundsville, WV. A unique stop for fall decor made from antiques and household tools! Check out their hours & Follow them on Facebook to stay up to date on their latest wares for sale & open days!
Frames & Fortune: 239 Jefferson Ave, Moundsville, WV. Custom photo frames, jewelry, mugs, and other great fall decor & gifts. Follow them on Facebook!
The Farmhouse Peddler: 1401 First St, Moundsville, WV. Support a new business in Moundsville this fall! A huge selection of candles, hanging signs, wreaths and more. Follow them on Facebook!
The Marshall County Co-Op: 400 Eleventh St, Moundsville, WV. Everything you need to decorate outdoors! Hay bales, corn stalks, pumpkins, flowers and so much more. Check them out on Facebook!
Wood Scraps: 320 Jefferson Ave, Moundsville, WV. Booths filled with locally owned crafts & decorations. Tons of unique fall decor, vintage items, and custom made crafts! Follow them on Facebook & check their selection!
Archive of the Afterlife: 86 Railroad St, Cameron, WV. One of the largest collections or haunted relics & paranormal artifacts in the country! Come learn some dark history at this wonderful museum. Tours are by appointment, please call 304-231-7134 to arrange your tour.
Dungeon of Horrors & North Walk at the West Virginia Penitentiary: 811 Jefferson Ave, Moundsville, WV. This award winning haunted house is sure to give you a really good scare this Halloween season! Then take a flashlight tour of some of the most paranormally active spots in the prison. Open weekends from September 23-Halloween. Get tickets now at wvpentours.com!
Scarecrow Lane at the Cockayne Farmstead: 1105 Wheeling Ave, Glen Dale, WV. Local businesses decorate a hoard of scarecrows along the walkway to the historic farmhouse. Local residents & visitors then vote for their favorites throughout the Halloween season!
Fall Treats Found Here
Brunchie Barista: Follow them on Instagram to check where they are today! Fall coffee & smoothies, delicious food and deserts.
Flurry’s Ice Cream Shop at Grand Vue Park: Fall flavors like pumpkin & apple pie! Get it in a cone, cup or milkshake.
Mounds of Nutrition: 305 Jefferson Ave, Moundsville, WV. A healthier option for a nice treat. Grab a fall flavored smoothie, tea or refresher! Follow them on Facebook for their weekly flavors.
Quality Bake Shoppe: 1004 2nd St, Moundsville, WV. Donuts, pies, cakes, and coffee! Grab a sweet fall treat and shop local.
Fall Events in Moundsville
WWII History Day at the Cockayne Farmstead- September 17 from 10am-5pm. Guest speakers, Veteran’s telling their stories, live music from Eli Lambie, local food by Chimney Corner Cafe & The Guest House, Rosie-the-Riveter look-a-like contest, farmhouse tours, and so much more. This event is 3-years in the making, so you won’t want to miss it!
Festival of Colors at the Palace of Gold- September 17 from 12pm-5pm. This early fall event is a celebration of life and the changing of the seasons. Enjoy live music, Indian cuisine, yoga, and a beautiful color throw! Get tickets at festivalofcolors.us
Fossil Day at the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex– September 17 from 12pm-4pm. A fun day of fossil identification, museum hunts, special exhibits, guest speakers, and more family friendly activities! FREE & open to the public.
Grand Vue Park Car Show- September 17 from 11am-3pm. Tons of cars, raffles & door prizes, grab food at the Vue Bar & Grill and ice cream at Flurry’s Ice Cream Shop, and more. $10 registration, includes entry into a giveaway for a 1-bedroom Treetop Villa stay!
Brunch in the Rose Garden at the Palace of Gold- Sundays through October 23. Enjoy a beautiful brunch in the award winning rose gardens at the Palace! Grab tickets for brunch here.
StarWatch with the SMART Centre at Grand Vue Park- September 10, October 8, & November 12 from 8pm-10pm. Hosted at the Aerial Adventure park, come look at the stars, moons and other deep space objects. FREE family event, open to the public!
Fall Festival at Grand Vue Park: October 1 from 11am-6pm. The park’s largest event of the year! Vendors, food, live music, inflatables, activities for kids, ice cream, ziplining & aerial park tours, and tons of fun. You won’t want to miss this awesome event!
MEDC Harvest Fest at the West Virginia Penitentiary: October 1 from 10am-4pm. Over 60 vendors, crafters, bakers, and candy makers. Outdoor pumpkin patch, auctions, and food from Alexander’s on 7th.
Archaeology Day at the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex: October 1 from 12pm-4pm. Come celebrate International Archaeology Month with Behind-the-scenes tours, flint knapping, atlatl demonstrations, museum scavenger hunt, and a lecture. FREE event & open to the public!
Children’s Halloween Movie at the Strand Theatre: October 29 from 1pm-3pm. Craft at 1pm, movie begins at 2pm. Free admission!
Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Strand Theatre: October 29 at 9pm. $15 admission, $5 prop bag. Come dressed for the show! You won’t want to miss this cult classic showing with tons of interactive fun. Get tickets at StrandTheatreWV.com.