What’s New in Berkeley Springs September 17-23, 2018
Greet the official beginning of autumn with music, spectacular views and zombies all scheduled for weekend fun in Berkeley Springs.
The Mountain State Cruisers has a Car Show at 5pm Friday at War Memorial Hospital’s long-term care unit. Food, bake sale and silent auction adds to the fun.
At Cacapon State Park it is a family genealogy presentation on Friday at 7:30pm at the lodge.
On Saturday, from 4-5:30 the annual Zombie Walk begins with a pre party on Fairfax St. where make-up artists will “zombiefy” you, and you can participate in zombie shoot-out, brain eating and costume contests. The Zombie Walk through town starts at 5:30pm. When the walk concludes in Berkeley Springs State Park the high school dance team leads people in a Thriller Dance. Bring a jar of peanut butter and be entered in a raffle. All this zombie fun benefits the Morgan County Partnership.
It’s a big weekend of music at the Troubadour. Saturday is the 1st annual Country Music Festival starting at 3pm. Music line-up: Jud Bussard, Wayne Lee Ray Band, Chris Woodward and Shindigin, with Cagney Frizzell. Sunday is Honky Tonkin’ 1-4pm with food, corn hole and music by Morgan County Line to benefit the Morgan County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.
All weekend long the Star Theatre is showing Disney’s live action Winnie the Pooh movie: “Christopher Robin.” Evening shows at 8pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a Sunday matinee at 2pm. Come for the popcorn!
The leaves have not yet turned but the view from the overlook at Cacapon State Park is still spectacular and there’s a meeting with the naturalist there Saturday at 1pm to watch for migrating hawks. Other outdoor hiking fun at Cacapon State Park includes a birding walk at 9:30am on Saturday and an evening stroll at 6:30pm.
Sunday has its own special events. The Farmers Market is open 10am to 2pm across from the Courthouse. At 11am, it’s meditation with Elise Woods, Shamanic Healer at Sage Moon Healing Center. At 1pm, there’s an hour long walking tour of the park and town by the park naturalist beginning adjacent to the Farmers Market. After the walk, visit the Museum of the Berkeley Springs in the park for more in depth information about the geology and history of the springs.
Two ongoing wonders of Berkeley Springs are the extraordinary array of dining options and the more than 55 spa treatments at the several full service spas and individual healers in town. People have flocked to Berkeley Springs for nearly 300 years to seek healing at the warm mineral springs. Don’t miss your chance to at least dip your toes in the open spring pools in Berkeley Springs State Park. As for dining, check all the options and notice that this weekend Lot 12 presents its Autumn menu. Shopping is also an expansive experience with distinctive shops, galleries and antique malls. It’s Iceland at the Ice House in the special gallery there open Thursday through Sunday 11am to 5pm.
Check out all our lodging places and select the one best for you whether you are a romantic couple, have pets with you or bringing the whole family. And just a reminder there are two weeks left to take advantage of the Highlawn Inn “Summer at the Springs” package with Atasia Spa and Tari’s Cafe.