Halloween Happenings Around The Gorge

Halloween is a wild time for both kids and kids at heart. What kid isn’t mesmerized by the fact that for one night they can beg at every door for candy? For adults, there’s just something about it being acceptable to run around in a costume that takes them back in time.
Whether it’s the candy, the costumes, or getting the “bejeezus” scared out of you, Halloween is a favorite holiday.
Wondering how you should spend your Halloween here in the New River Gorge? We’ve got the scary scoop!
Haunted Events
Whipple Company Store Haunted History Tours
This one’s at the Whipple Company Store in Scarbro every Friday and Saturday in October from 8:30 to 11 pm. No one under 21 years of age is allowed.

The Historic Fayette Theatre will present a dramatic reading of 'Frankenstein'

This is NOT a haunted house of smoke and mirrors; nothing is fake, this is authentic haunted history. Explore dark corners and hidden spaces in this old coal company store for $25 per person. Flashlights provided. Call for reservations as spots are filling up quickly. 304-465-0331.
Bridge Walk Haunted Tours
On October 26,27, 28 Bridge Walk invites you, your family, and friends to walk underneath the New River Gorge Bridge.
Who knows what lurks in the Bridge’s shadows and below? The Haunted Walk is a guided tour on the catwalk of the New River Gorge Bridge with “scaracters,” props, and “rigatronics” designed to intentionally scare the walkers. You will be fastened to a safety system. Shrill shrieks, screams, and groans are just part of the experience that awaits the brave walkers. This is not for the faint-of-heart.
The cost is $49. Guests are encouraged to dress for the Haunted Walk and those who do will participate for ½ price, or $24.50. Reservations are required. This is an outdoor event lasting approximately two hours. Some limitations/restrictions may apply.
Haunted Trail
This trail is at the old Songer Whitewater at Miller Ridge Road on Route 19 from October 26-28. This haunted trail is filled with scary elements. Don’t miss this last weekend. Admission is only $3 and it runs from 8-10 pm. The proceeds benefit the New Haven Toy Project.
October 26 and 27 at the Historic Fayette Theater. The theatre will be presenting a dramatic reading of Mary Shelley’s classic “Frankenstein” and the “Hitch Hiker.” Shows starts at 8pm and cost is $5.
These are just a few of the local haunted happenings and there are many more in the surrounding areas.
Trick or Treat: What You Need To Know
For those with kids chomping at the bit to run wild through the streets collecting goodies, Trick or Treating times are as follows:

  • Ansted – Tuesday, October 30, 6 to 8 pm. Children 12 and under.
  • Fayetteville – Tuesday, October 30, 6 to 8 pm. This time has been changed from what was previously reported earlier.
  • Oak Hill – Wednesday, October 31, 6 to 8 pm.
  • Mount Hope – Wednesday, October 31, 6 to 8 pm.
  • Pax –  Wednesday, October 31, 5 to 7 pm. Participating houses will have their lights on; please only go to these homes.
  • Winona – Wednesday, October 31, 4 to 6:30 pm.

So get out there and enjoy the frightfully fun Halloween holiday. Have fun and be safe!