Venture off the beaten path of foodie tours and sink your teeth
into the taste of Appalachia! October is hosting a quantity of techniques to devour
your way by means of Mountaineer Nation.

Your lip smacking adventure begins with West Virginia’s Statewide Farm to Table Dinner on Oct. three at the Erickson Alumni Center on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown. This celebration involves Appalachian recipes with house-cooked regional meat and generate, accompanied by beer and wine cultivated in the Mountain State. A side dish of bluegrass is served by regional band 18 Strings. The bonus: WVU’s homecoming is October four-six, so there is a lot going on!

The culinary feast continues on Oct. six with a colorful show of autumn leaves and decadent evening feast at the West Virginia Botanic Garden in Morgantown. Award-winning chef Anne Hart of Provence Industry Cafe in Bridgeport, W.Va. prepares an intimate dinner that promises to be unforgettable. Anne was lately named 1 of the 50 top rated females chefs in USA Currently!

Travel to Reedsville, just 12 miles from Morgantown for the cozy month-to-month dinner at Contemporary Homestead. Owners Lucas Tatham, a West Virginia native, and Trellis Smith, a transplant from New Orleans, prepare meals primarily based on new and classic cookbooks sold in their present shop. The Oct. 12 menu characteristics slow braised tomato primarily based sauce with beef, pork and lamb ragu served more than pasta, followed by a pear cake with whipped cream.

Strategy on staying the evening at the 1930s guest residence (newly
renovated and comfortably furnished by Tatham and Smith as properly) for the reason that Oct.
13 is the WV Chestnut Festival, honoring the fantastic American chestnut trees that
after held a prominent position in the eastern hardwood forests. The smell of
roasting chestnuts waft by means of the quaint town of Rowlesburg, host of the

Roasted chestnuts at street vendor

The painted mountains of autumn that surround Mountaineer Nation
are rivaled on Oct. 24-27 with the return of hot air balloons through the University
Toyota Balloons More than Morgantown. 5 spectacular launches are planned more than the
course of the weekend, starting with “Night Glow” on Thursday evening at
Morgantown Mall. The magnificent colors of the balloons are illuminated right after
dark and make a sensational show. The remaining morning and evening mass
ascensions will take spot at the Morgantown Municipal Airport. All events are
climate permitting.

As soon as the balloons have taken to the skies, there are beer tastings on the horizon. The initial, Oct. 25, is Drafts on Deckers, an evening of craft beer sampling in the renovated basement of Morgantown Brewing Business. It is all for a superior lead to, proceeds advantage Buddies of Deckers Creek, a devoted group of folks operating to restore the 64-mile watershed that meanders by means of two counties and draws kayakers, rock climbers and wildlife.

following day, Higher Ground Brewing in Terra Alta, W.Va. marks Oktoberfest with Bar-B-Qed
Beast in the beer garden. A complete German menu, 3 German style beers on tap,
which includes a Kölsch, a Märzen and a
Hefeweizen . . . and, of course, an Oompah Band. Extra facts at

Regardless of whether you nibble, chew or ravage your way by means of Mountaineer
Nation, the accommodations are plentiful, ranging from rustic cabins–complete
with hot tub and breakfast basket–to boutique hotels situated in the heart of
downtown Morgantown. Discounted prices are offered at

Mountaineer Nation is centrally situated in the mid-Atlantic, just
two-1/two hours from the Metro DC marketplace or a brief flight on Southern Airways from
Baltimore Washington International (BWI) or Pittsburgh International Airport
(PIT) to Morgantown Municipal Airport (MGW). 
Each day flights from Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Chicago O’Hare
International Airport (ORD) arrive in North Central West Virginia Airport

For support preparing your weekend getaway, get in touch with the Higher Morgantown Convention &amp Guests Bureau at 800-458-7373 or pay a visit to


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