Getaway to MARTINSBURG-BERKELEY COUNTY
As the heat of summer drains away into the cooler temperatures of fall, Berkeley County, West Virginia’s picturesque beauty shines through as the leaves transition into stunning shades of yellow, orange and red. Discover the area’s charm through long drives down country roads, a breathtaking walk through the nature and hiking paths, and cherished festivals and celebrations that give a peak of life like a native.
As fall encompasses Berkeley County, plan a sightseeing trip to witness the majestic foliage as the bold fall colours paint the leaves brilliant shades, signifying the passage of summer and the anticipation of fall. With winding country roads, picturesque mountains and extensive hiking trails, you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery through a relaxing country drive or a panoramic view atop the county’s trails.
Local culture shines in the fall with festivals, events and celebrations that allow guests to live as a local. Lasting memories and gorgeous pictures are made at our farmers’ markets and orchards, where guests can pick their own fruits, flowers, pumpkins and more. The best of fall entertainment is showcased during Fall Farm Fun Days at Orr’s Farm Market, September 22–23. Kids and families will be delighted exploring their way through a corn maze, pumpkin painting and hayrides while adults munch on baked good, visit craft vendors and listen to local talent during live bluegrass music. Orr’s Farm Market hosts live bluegrass weekends featuring talented local musicians throughout the fall, showcasing local talent and history through music.
October brings ghoulish fun to life by sharing the area’s haunted history with guided walking tours of Martinsburg’s historic districts and buildings where brave guests can discover paranormal activity and learn the legends behind the hauntings. Become immersed in local lore and legends with guided paranormal investigations into the town’s most haunted buildings and sites. Don’t forget to take a break from hunting ghosts to experience historic downtown Martinsburg in the daylight and explore the locally- owned shops and restaurants that line the downtown streets.
Visitors can also take part in Berkeley County’s long-standing Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival, October 18–21, celebrating Berkeley County agricultural history through music, food, community events, a parade and more. The festival’s parade will delight the young and young at heart with colourful floats, a regal queen and her court, delicious food vendors and a craft show.
Plan your fall getaway and book your hotel stay all through the Martins- burg-Berkeley County CVB’s website, travelwv.com. You can also discover the county through the CVB’s free app “Visit Martinsburg, WV” which lists the hotels, restaurants and activities of the area. The Martinsburg-Berkeley County CVB is located at 126 E. Race St. in Martinsburg and can be reached at 304-264-8801 or travelwv.com.