Weelunk Weekender

Although the Halloween aisle at your local grocery store has been going strong for a month, now it’s time to celebrate autumn.  The first weekend of Fall is here, and there is plenty to do in Wheeling, W.Va.


Barnesville Pumpkin Festival

Thursday – Sunday

Over the River and through the oil and gas fields to Barnesville, Ohio, you must go to see HUGE pumpkins and lots of other stuff to see and do.


Plenty to See:

  • Agricultural/Horticultural Displays
  • Antique/Classic Car Show on Sunday
  • Art Show
  • Belmont County Victorian Museum
  • Farm Machinery Display (New and Old)
  • Giant Pumpkin Parade – Saturday at 2 p.m. (rain or shine)
  • King Pumpkin Auction – 5 p.m. Saturday
  • Crock Raffle Drawing – 5 p.m. Sunday
  • Retail Window Displays

Plenty to Do:

  • Amusement Rides
  • Book Sale
  • Children’s Crafts
  • Tractor Cruise on Saturday morning
  • Contests

Wheeling Symphony Pops Series: The Ultimate Rock Show: Moody Blues, ELO, and More…

Friday 8 p.m.

Symphonic rock gave us the era of the classic album, the mega tour, and iconic bands and songs. These legendary songs including “Whiter Shade of Pale,” “Nights in White Satin,” “Strange Magic,” “Red Rain,”  and many more are brought to life by the Wheeling Symphony with Jeans ‘n Classics featuring the vocals of Jean Meilleur. Share the legend with The Ultimate Rock Show – an exciting Season Opener!


Wheeling Shooters Fall Meet

Sunday 11 a.m.

Join the shooters to take some Wheeling photos and this time maybe have your work shown on weelunk.com!

This time around they will be exploring East Wheeling.  Meet at the Blue Church — 1206 Byron St. Get there earlier for the group shot before we venture out.


Wheeling Symphony Youth Orchestra Bluegrass BBQ

Sunday 3-6 p.m.

It’s kind of like Oglebayfest Eve.  Head to the Hess Shelter in Oglebay Park and enjoy great food from the Alpha and great live bluegrass music — all for a great cause.


National Pike Pickers



Addendum- Don’t forget about the replicas of Christopher Columbus’ ships Niña and Pinta. Docking at Heritage Port Friday through Tuesday!


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