Color-Filled Weekend In Greater Morgantown

“Art is Food” and “Arts Walk”

West Virginia University’s Mountaineer Parents Club and Main Street Morgantown will hold “Art is Food” from 5–7 p.m. on Friday, October 2, at the Morgantown Market Place, located at the corner of Fayette and Spruce Street. Food will be provided at a cost of $15 per person and will include samplings of food from downtown/Wharf District restaurants. Visit the Web site to purchase tickets. This is the third year “Art is Food” is a component of “Arts Walk.” Hamstead Williams & Shook PLLC is sponsoring the event.


Overlapping with “Art is Food” is “Arts Walk.” Stroll down High St. visiting over 40 downtown businesses from 6-9 p.m. Local artisans will have artwork displayed and numerous dining/shopping locations will have live music. As you stroll, be sure to collect all four bookmarks from Morgantown area artists.

This year’s “Arts Walk” sponsored by Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau, Main Street Morgantown, Monongalia Arts Center (MAC) and Arts Monongahela (Arts Mon).

Arts Mon, MAC and Appalachian Gallery will serve as information points for “Arts Walk,” such as where artisans are located and various events being held at individual shops. Businesses participating  in “Arts Walk” will be marked by lit tiki torches. “Arts Walk” is scheduled annually during WVU’s Fall Family Weekend.


2015 Morgantown
Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

Have an interest in dinosaurs, mammals, marine life, plants, birds and reptiles? Discover high-quality displays and exhibits at the 2015 Morgantown Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show on Saturday, October 3 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, October 4 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m at the Ruby Community Center at Mylan Park. Admission for ages 6 and above is $3.

This is the largest gem, mineral and fossil show in the area where minerals, rocks, gems, jewelry, beads, fossils, artifacts, projectile points, geode cutting, lapidary and science shows provide demonstrations and fun for all ages. This year will feature a life-size skeleton of Tarbosaurus bataar, the African T-rex.

Have a rock or fossil that you’ve always want to get professional identified? Let one of the show’s geologists or paleontologists examine and identify it for you.

Vendors on site will include:

Prehistoric Planet

M & M Fossils & MineralsTRex

Mountain Mist

Clarks’ Gem Mine

Mystical Crystals

High Quality Fossils

John B Crystals

Canton Collectibles

SMART Centre Market

Mike’s Minerals

Renee Cress Jewelry

WVU Student Chapter of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME)

WVU Geology Department

Color Me Rad 5K

The 2015 Color Me Rad 5K Tour will be making its stop in Morgantown on Saturday, October 3 at Mylan Park.


This year’s event will have eight color stations, double the amount of color stations of any other 5K color runs. The powder thrown by volunteers is a non-toxic, non-rash-inducing colored cornstarch. The color will alter your outward appearance but will not harm you. With the additional color stations, runners will never go more than a half mile before getting covered head to toe in pink, yellow, green, blue and violet colors.

Upon registering for the run, each participant will receive a T-shirt, the infamous “RAD” tattoo and a pair of knee-high socks.

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