Spooky Fun in Putnam County

Sep 21, 2022 | Attractions, Blog, Fall | 0 comments

It’s spooky season in Putnam County! The fall season brings tons of fun, spooky, fall-themed events for folks of all ages! From a haunted house, to the area’s best fall fun farm, Putnam County has tons of ways to celebrate the season! Have you heard about the Ghosts of Putnam County? Check out the story over on our YouTube channel.

Gritt’s Fall Fun Farm

Sept. 17 – Oct. 30
Bring the whole family out to Gritt’s Farm for their famous, fall fun farm! Thursday and Fridays: 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Sundays: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 🚜 Gritt’s Fun Farm features 20+ family fun attractions, including an Adventure Course and Puzzles, pumpkin patch, apple cannons, corn maze that celebrates the farm’s new goats, rides, sweet treats, and more! 🎃 🎟 Tickets are available online again this year, and pre-purchase is strongly suggested to guarantee admission. General Admission & Organization Outing tickets: https://tickets.grittsfarm.com/


Fear on the Farm

September – November, Various Dates
Not for the faint of heart – find a haunted house, escape rooms, and motion rides. A member of the National Haunted Attraction Association, Fear on the Farm incorporates the senses for an immersive haunted experience. Visit Fearonthefarmwv.com for details, tickets and dates.

Buffalo Octoberfest

Saturday, October 15
Visit the Buffalo Shopping Center for good, old-fashioned family fun, food, and music that everyone will love. The Buffalo Octoberfest features crafts, home-style food, apple butter making, a free petting zoo, antiques, flea market, free pony rides, games and inflatables! This event is sure to be a favorite for kids of all ages! The event takes place from 9a-5p, and all details can be found on their Facebook page!


Pumpkin Carving Contest

Sunday, October 23
Get a free pumpkin and carving kit to create your best jack-o-lantern at City Park in Hurricane! There will be several age groups and chances to win at this family-friendly fun event! Details at www.hurricanewv.com.

Note: some of the activities originally planned for the Hurricane Harvest Festival (canceled due to weather) will be available at the Pumpkin Carving event.) 

Trick or Treat in the Stacks

Thursday, October 27
Visit the Putnam County LIbrary’s Main Branch at 6:00 p.m. for spooky fun and trick-or-treating among the stacks of books.

Hurricane Main Street Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, October 29
Join the fun on Main Street in Hurricane for a safe and fun trick-or-treat event on Main Street! We’ll close down the street between A-Z storage and the fire department for a fun, safe, street-party type of experience!


Hurricane Citywide Trick or Treat

Monday, October 31
Put on your spooky costumes and gather sweet treats from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in neighborhoods across Hurricane.


Putnam Farmers Market

Every Saturday May-October
Fall harvest season at the Putnam Farmers Market! Every Saturday from May-October, find the market at 971 WV-34 just off the Teays Valley exit. Find in-season produce, locally raised meat, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, local honey, fresh flowers, berries, handmade jewelry and crafts. For a full list of vendors and details, visit pfmwv.com.