Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, so why not make a weekend out of it? The luxury property in West Virginia long referred to as “America’s resort” has an entire schedule of fun and frights.
It all kicks off on Friday, Oct. 30, with a children’s hay maze on Chesapeake Lawn and family bingo; adults can also head to Cafe Carleton for a flight of six Bourbons paired with charcuterie or see what the cards have in store with a tarot reading from Sheila James, a guide from Britain who has been using tarot, astrology, channeling, palmistry and color therapy for 20 years to help others on their path of enlightenment. Saturday highlights include a pumpkin painting workshop led by an expert artist, children’s costume parade, trick or treat in the Greenbrier Shop Corridor and a mixology workshop where you’ll learn to shake and stir cauldron-worthy creations. All activities require advance registration and most include a fee; check the website for details.
If you can’t make it that weekend, plan to check out The Greenbrier’s Fall Flavors of Appalachia, the 2nd annual event that sold out so quickly this year that staff decided to hold another one on Nov. 14. Sip beer from Devil’s Backbone or whiskey from Smooth Ambler Spirits paired with cuisine including shrimp and grits, gumbo and barbecue while enjoying entertainment from Ben Herschman. And Thanksgiving is sure to be a holiday to remember with a four-day celebration with highlights like a Turkey Trot Fun Run, 20th Annual Golden Feather Fetch, comedy magic show, painting workshops for kids and adults, Gobbler Gala Dinner Party and Dance, wine tasting and mixology workshops and of course a Thanksgiving Day Feast, served a la carte or family-style.
Golf continues to be extremely popular during the fall, and rates drop Nov. 1. You can also try off-road driving, carriage rides and the gun club.
“When I think of fall, I think of incredible colors, outdoor fun, flavorful foods and great drinks, and The Greenbrier offers all of that and much more during the autumn season,” says Cam Huffman, director of public relations for The Greenbrier. “There are exciting events taking place every week, and there’s no more beautiful place than America’s Resort with a chill in the air.”
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