Barboursville has a Fall Fest each year. This was formerly known as Oktoberfest, after the German model. A temporary fair-ground is set up across the Guyandotte River, on the old Sadler field before the bridge into the town, and offers a variety of amusements for the locals. Along with Fall Fest, Barboursville has a parade to begin the activities.
Every Fall the Village of Barboursville hosts Fall Fest. Visitors come from far and wide to attend the unique celebration of fall and the prosperity of the town. Parades, carnival rides, exhibits, beauty pageants and musical acts are just a few of the activities visitors can enjoy during this week long festival.