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Nature-inspired West Virginia festivals to attend in October


CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — Some might argue that fall is when West Virginia is at its best and most beautiful. If you’re looking to see some new places in the Mountain State as the leaves start to change, here are a few festivals to check out.

From live music, to baking contest, to the “Nut Run,” lots is happening at the West Virginia Black Walnut Festival Oct. 12-15. Make sure you enter the Black Walnut Sweepstakes, compete in the Black Walnut Baking Contest or the 5K Nut Run/Walk.

For one day per year, people are allowed to BASE jump from one of West Virginia’s most famous structures—the New River Gorge Bridge. In fact, it’s the only day people are even allowed to walk on the bridge, and it has become a festive tradition for the state. It is considered West Virginia’s largest single-day festival.

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