Week of October 27-November 2, 2014
There are still colorful leaves on the trees and for Halloween, Berkeley Springs is putting its seasonal magic face on. Lots of it's for kids so bring the whole family to town this weekend.
It starts on Thursday at Earth Dog Cafe with a Spooktacular for the grown-ups. Party starts at 8pm and last until the stroke of midnight. This is an incredible costume contest with great prizes plus drink specials and karaoke.
The final night for the Haunted Hayride -- Lily's Nightmare -- at Triple B Arena is Friday from 6:30-10:30pm (last ride leaves.) As a bonus to get your courage up -- and regain it after the hayride, there's a beer garden.
Friday -- everyone's in costume and out on the streets. There's a kids Halloween party at the American Legion from 4-7pm. The VFW's also having a Children's Halloween Party from 5-7pm for kids up to 12 with costume contest, treasure hunt, games and refreshments. Highspire hosts its 17th annual Halloween bash with candy, toys and a free glow bracelet to the first 500 kids. 6-8pm on the corner of Wilkes and Independence.
Treat or Trick in Berkeley Springs happens on Friday from 6 to 8pm and in Paw Paw from 5-7pm. Also on Friday from 6-8pm, there's Trunk or Treating at Rankin Physical Therapy.
The big party for grown-ups is in the parking lot of the Old Town Flea Market on Friday at 6pm with costumes, live music and BYO cans.
On Saturday, the atmosphere has calmed down and you can enjoy live piano music with Bonnie in the Gallery Room of The Country Inn from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
The dolphins are coming! The dolphins are coming! to the Star Theatre on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8pm with a Sunday matinee at 2pm -- Dolphin Tale 2.
A special dining opportunity on Saturday morning from 8-10am is a breakfast buffet at the American Legion -- and they'll be some true country style sausage gravy and biscuits on the menu.
On Sunday, it's a magical experience with community music as a Circlesongs event is happening at the Granary from 4-5:30pm led by Mary Hott. Earlier on Sunday, the Farmers Market is offering still tasty fall produce from 10am to 2pm in the heart of town.
Fall is a fabulous time to be at Cacapon State Park. On Saturday from 9:30-10:45am the naturalist leads a Fall Discovery Walk along the Ridge Trail. At 11:30am, spend a half hour at the Nature Center making pine cone bird feeders.
The Museum of the Berkeley Springs is open its final Friday of the season as well as Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm. The Museum remains open on weekends through mid December.
So what's to do the rest of the time. EAT! We love sharing our fine dinning locales with you and their menus are filled with local produce and seasonal dishes. BATHE! Atasia Spa is all seasonal with spicy pumpkin used in special price sugar scrubs and pampered hands and feet and our other spas have long lists of special services. SHOP! More than 20 distinctive shops are open and stocked with new items, antiques and local art for the holidays. For those of you who drive through Berkeley Springs, make this the time you stop -- the eating, bathing, shopping happen everyday no matter how spur of the moment your decision to visit is.
SLEEP! There are more than 100 choices of pillows that come with everything from Victorian boudoirs in elegant B&Bs to historic inn rooms, rustic cabins and fully equipped vacation homes
Don't forget to set your clocks back this Sunday -- it will give you a whole 'nother hour to enjoy Berkeley Springs!