Gosh, time flies when you’re having fun. It seems like just last month that temperatures were in the 90’s and everyone was sweltering. Oh wait, it WAS last month when temps were in the 90’s and we were all sweltering! Thank goodness for fall. November in Charley West is nearly perfect. Beautiful sunny days, gorgeous autumn foliage, and sweater weather makes all the action in town even more appealing. November always brings the Capital City Art and Craft Show to the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center (CC&CC), the Mac ‘N Cheese Cookoff is at Capitol Market, and various scholastic competitions bring thousands of people into town.

This month, America’s hottest game show “Family Feud” is auditioning families from Charleston! Imagine how much it could be having the host, Steve Harvey, a native West Virginian himself, poking fun at YOUR family! Those auditions will be held Nov. 2 & 3 at the CC&CC. The Municipal Auditorium will be the venue for the “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour”. 2019 is the 35th anniversary of this annual Christmas concert tour, making it the longest running consecutive concert tour in the entertainment industry!

Something brand new for Charleston is “Let’s Roam” Charleston Scavenger Hunt: An Outdoor Activity in Charleston. “Let’s Roam” is an app for your smartphone that encourages you to seek out our hidden gems.

You can simply download the app and start exploring today. It is a group activity that anyone can enjoy. No skill, reservations, or tour guides are needed. Roam at your own pace and appreciate our town even more! This is not seasonal. It is a permanent opportunity to check out Charleston at your convenience.

There are always interesting ways to help support our community and local organizations in Charleston. The “Foodie Feast” is a fun sample of the newest culinary creations and it benefits the YWCA Sojourner’s Homeless Shelter. “Prize Bingo” is the latest fundraiser for the Appalachian Children’s Chorus. November is a very busy month involving scholastic competitions in town. Area high school show choirs premier their newest competition presentations at “Swing Sing”. There are also cheerleader and volleyball tournaments that are sure to bring thousands of proud parents to town.

West Virginia’s capital city has the feel of a small-town community. But, Charleston offers so much more. And, November is a wonderful time to get out and see for yourself!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!