It’s spooky season in Putnam County (sorta)! The fall season brings tons of fun, spooky, fall-themed events for folks of all ages! From a haunted half marathon trail race, 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. 18 – Oct. 31st
Bring the whole family out to Gritt’s Farm for their famous, fall fun farm! 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 a NEW Adventure Course and Puzzles, pumpkin patch, apple cannons, corn maze that salutes the 50th Anniversary of John Denver’s tune, “Country Roads”, rides, sweet treats, and more! Tickets are available ONLINE ONLY again this year. General Admission & Organization Outing tickets: https://tickets.grittsfarm.com/
SPOOKYVILLE AT VALLEY PARK
Oct. 22 & 23
Celebrate Halloween at Valley Park’s first ever Spookyville celebration! Join us for a weekend of Spooky filled fun! Including trick-or-treat, crafts, vendors, food trucks, bounce houses, spooky stories, movies, live entertainment, and more! Join the fun for at 5K, too! Find all the details on their Facebook page!
Saturday, October 16
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!
Saturday, October 30
Hit the trails on the Meeks Mountain Trails in Hurricane for a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, or Kids K race along the halloween-themed trails…zombies and horror movie characters galore! Find all the event details on their website: hurricanetrailracing.org.
BOO DRIVE THRU
Saturday, October 16
Scare on thru at the Tri-County YMCA for some treats! We’re back for our 2nd year of drive-thru fun. Join us, with many community partners, for the trunk or treat event of the season. We will again be collecting food for the Hurricane Food Bank. Local businesses, medical offices, church groups or other community organizations are invited to participate. Register to treat!
MAIN STREET TRICK-OR-TREAT
Friday, 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! Details on their Facebook page.
PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST
Sunday, October 24
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.
PUTNAM FARMERS MARKET
Every Saturday May-October
Fall harvest season at the Putnam Farmers Market! Every Saturday from May-October, find the market at the entrance of Valley Park form 9a-1p. Find in-season produce, locally raised meat, farm fresh eggs, home baked goods, local honey, fresh flowers, berries, handmade jewelry and crafts. For a full list of vendors and details, visit pfmwv.com.