Fall in Beckley and Raleigh County

As the leaves begin to transition from green to shades of red, orange and yellow, the Beckley Raleigh area comes to life with fall events and festivals. From chili cook-offs to spooky festivals, there’s something for everyone this fall in Raleigh County.

Check out some of this season’s featured events below!


Fourth Annual Block Party

September 28, 6-10 pm

Dobra Zupas

There will be live music, food and of course our delicious house craft beer! Open mic from 6-7 outside on the stage, Untrained Professionals 7-9 outside on the stage Open Mic from 9-10 outside on the stage to finish up Food and Beer outside 6-10. View Event!

Rocket Boys October Sky Festival

September 27 – 28

Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine

This annual festival will be held in Beckley for the eighth consecutive year. Held in past years in Coalwood, WV (where Homer Hickam and the Rocket Boys grew up)  the event will be staged at the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine/New River Park and various other venues in the area.


Fright Nights

October 4 – November 1 (Dates Vary)

Southern WV’s biggest and scariest haunted attraction!  2019 Fright Nights has all new attractions in new location – over 20,000 square feet of terror!

  • The Hive – Alien Laser Tag
  • Mr. Beard’s Freaks and Phobias Blacklight Haunt
  • Slaughterhouse: Corn Maze
  • The Asylum and Deadwood Manor Haunted House

New Monster Midway & Zombie Beer Tent!

Make this an annual excursion! Theme varies each year.

October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26,  and Nov 1, 2019.

Pumpkin Harvest Festival

October 5 – 6

United Methodist Church

Pumpkin Harvest Festival – games, contests, demonstrations, horse and wagon rides, crafts, live music, great food including kettle corn.  Pumpkins for sell and fun for all ages.

Live Concert at The Raleigh

October 5, 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Raleigh is proud to host experimental pop band Man Man with supporters GRLwood. Pre-sale tickets are $13, door tickets on day of show are $17. 

Man Man is a highly revered, avant-garde rock band born out of the weird streets of Philadelphia and now brewing in the even weirder sunshine of Los Angeles. The band sounds nothing like but is frequently compared to some of the more well-known godfathers of the genre, Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa, Can, and The Residents.

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Beckley’s Annual Chili Night

October 5

Downtown Beckley

The 29th Annual Beckley Chili Night! Taste and judge the variety of great chili on hand for this fun festival. Live entertainment. From 5 – 9 p.m. along Main, Heber and Neville Streets in Uptown Beckley. Admission is $5 (5 tickets plus people’s choice coin). Chili served from 5-8pm or until participants run out!

Spooktacular 2019

October 18 – 28


The Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 18 – 19

The Raleigh Playhouse and Theatre

Trunk or Treat

October 24

Burning Rock Off Road Park

The 10th Annual Trunk or Treat at Burning Off-Road Park. Free event brought to you by area local businesses and residents.

Camp or Treat

October 19

Lake Stephens

Family friendly trick or treating at our Lake Stephens RV Park with Halloween activities prior to Camp-or-Treat.

Tailgate Halloween

October 26

Beckley Intermodal Gateway

11am to 1pm. This annual event brings out 40 plus businesses and organizations to give out safe trick-or-treats. Rain or shine.

For a full list of events this fall, visit our event calendar!