Looking to get out of the house this weekend? Here are five things you and your family can enjoy
Fall has welcomed cooler weather, hints of autumnal color in the trees and plenty of events across Jackson County this weekend. Here's what's going on Friday and Saturday.
Cedar Lakes events
Cedar Lakes is kicking off the weekend with a drive-thru dinner for the public Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. The dinner includes chicken dumplings, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots, roll and bread pudding. Just drive up to the conference center, place your order and someone will bring it to your car when it's ready.
It's also hosting its second annual Fall Festival on Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. There will be something for everyone in the family to enjoy. The park will be filled with inflatables, mini golf, cakewalk, ring toss, maze, face painting and a pumpkin patch.
There isn't a cost upon entering the park, but each game will have a ticket price.
Liberty Lions Club homemade apple butter and molasses
The nonprofit usually has a large fall festival but decided not to this year because of COVID. It's making the most of the situation by making and selling molasses and apple butter every Friday and Saturday until they sell out.
The group sets up camp on Route 34 near Kenna from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Apple butter is only being sold this weekend and costs $8 a quart and $4.50 a pint.
The group is having a difficult time making molasses this year, but if batches are successfully made, they will sell for $15 a quart and $8 a pint.
Proceeds from the sales will go toward funding eye exams and glasses for those in need in the county.
Music lovers will have a hay day at this year's Viking Fest at Ripley High School. More than 15 bands will perform Saturday from 1 to 5:15 p.m. with an award ceremony at 5:45 p.m.
Admission is $7 and includes a program for the event.
Antique car show
The Jackson County Courthouse lawn will look like a blast from the past this weekend. Main Street Ripley is hosting a classic car show Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
There will be prizes, concessions, entertainment and plenty of cars to admire. An award ceremony will begin at 2 p.m.
There's a $20 entry fee, and registration for vehicles begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
Not everything is happening in Ripley this weekend. Ravenswood's Riverfront Museum is open 12 to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The museum just got its first-ever director, Faith Walker, and she's working on cataloging inventory and creating exhibits. There is no cost to tour the facility, but donations are welcomed.
— Katelyn Waltemyer (she/her) is the General Assignment and Enterprise Reporter for Jackson Newspapers in Jackson County, West Virginia. Have a news tip on local government or education? Or a good feature? You can reach Katelyn at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kate_Waltemyer.