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4 Ways to Experience Fall in Webster County

From the lush forests and flourishing flowers to the snow-covered hills and dazzling foliage, every year Webster County showcases the beauty of all four seasons. But there is one season in particular that will never cease to amaze visitors and residents alike; you guessed it, fall.

With leaf-peeping aplenty and all the delicious tastes and smells, this crisp season has lots to offer. Webster County boasts something for all ages to enjoy as the leaves change colors. So, we’ve compiled a list of 4 Ways to Experience Fall in Webster County so you can be sure to make the most of your autumn outings.

1. Take a Road Trip

It’s hard to be modest when talking about the curves of Webster County’s scenic roads. Whether you’re in a valley hugged by the mountains, or climbing the peaks to a higher elevation, you’re bound to be awed by the sights that await you. With that being said, it is no surprise that a road trip through Webster is a leaf-pepper’s dream! Check out our list of road tours and find the route perfect for you—take in the fall beauty while you pass by scenic overlooks, historic memorials, hometown restaurants, and so much more.

2. Find a Pretty Spot and Take a Snapshot

Webster County boasts some of the state’s most breathtaking fall foliage with leaves changing to every warm color in the spectrum. Forests that were once blanketed in greenery turn into a proud display of reds, oranges, and yellows to create a natural masterpiece. Photo-ops are at a premium in Webster County in the fall, so be prepared to fill up your camera roll with the colorful views and impressive scenes that stop you in your tracks! Don’t forget to tag your photos with #GoToWebsterWV on Facebook or Instagram for a chance to be featured on our page…and so we can bask in the beauty with you.

3. Fall Things to ‘Leaf’ You Smiling

We’re guilty of it, too—at the first sight of an orange leaf or the first chill in the air, we’re stocking up on all things pumpkin spice, snuggling up in our fuzzy blankets, and lighting all of the apple pie candles we can find. Fall has a way of getting people into the cozy spirit, and so does Webster County. These local finds will make you want to put away the flip-flops and kick it into full-fledged fall mode. Get your pumpkin-fix with some pumpkin ice cream at The Custard Stand, pumpkin-flavored milkshakes at Country Roads Restaurant and Grill, or stop into Holly River Grocery for a pumpkin donut.

4. Events / Activities

While the outdoor activities are endless here in Webster County, we’ll take any chance we can get to offer entertainment to our community—the change of the seasons being one! This year is making events and gatherings a little more challenging than usual, but don’t worry, Webster County knows how to have fun and stay safe while we’re at it. Mark these events on your October calendar, and don’t forget that hashtag #GoToWebsterWV when you share your photos on Facebook or Instagram.

The Gabeharts — The Gabehart’s Jim & Valerie Gabehart play bluegrass, gospel, and traditional country music with energy, enthusiasm, and originality.
When? September 25 @ 7–9 p.m.
Where? Jerry Run Summer Theater 

Benefit to Cure Cystic Fibrosis — This year marks the fifth Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Concert, and the third since the passing of Kristi Swecker, our dear friend, and inspiration for this event.
When? October 1 @ 7–9 p.m.
Where? Jerry Run Summer Theater 

Irish Road Bowling — “Faugh a ballach!” rings through the air as Irish road bowlers get ready to throw the 28 oz. steel ball down Holly River State Park roads. This sport for all ages is played out annually in October in this scenic setting.
When? October 9
Where? Holly River State Park

Norfolk & Southern — Norfolk and Southern is a longtime favorite at Jerry Run Summer Theater and has closed the season for many years in a row.
When? October 9 @ 7–9 p.m.
Where? Jerry Run Summer Theater 

Whether you prefer to peep the changing leaves on a joyride or on foot, capture the fall foliage one snapshot at a time, go full-fledge pumpkin-mode, or dress it up and get your spook on, there are so many reasons to fall in love with Webster County. Pay us a visit this season and discover all of the reasons why Webster leaves an impression that lasts all year-long.