West Virginia has a lot of different festivals throughout the year, such as the Maple Syrup Festival during March, and the Strawberry Festival in May. On August 26th through the 27th, the annual Pop Culture Convention, or PopCon, took place in Morgantown, West Virginia. "You can find all kinds of things and people there," said Mrs. Groves. "There are board games, video games, cosplayers, and posters. People who genuinely want to be there."
Also, in September, there are a few different things going on. Starting on the first are the Freefall Festival, Oak Leaf festival, and Jane Lew Firemen's Arts & Crafts festival. On September 13th, Buckhannon-Upshur High School will have their Homecoming Coronation and Parade. "I'm ecstatic," Alex Edwards said about being voted Homecoming Queen. "I'm usually with the band, so I wish I could be with them, but I'm excited to try new things," she said about the parade.
"A few days before homecoming, all of the people on the Homecoming Court, including the king and queen, dress up and they have our homecoming parade. Then, the Friday before homecoming, we all gather in the gym and everyone comes through; we see their dresses and who's on the court again," Taylor Smith explained when asked how the Homecoming parade and coronation works. On September 16th, Upshur County will have its annual Children's Festival. On the 21st of October, people will be able to jump off the New River Gorge Bridge into the gorge as a part of the holiday.